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Old 06-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default SLR Gurus, help me pick a lens.

Looking for a 70mm - 300mm lens for under $200. I came across these three. I need your opinion though.

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Sigma $125.99- http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...x?sku=A0540511

Canon $179.99- http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...x?sku=A0670090

Tamron $170.99- http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...x?sku=A1365214
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Do you have a Canon SLR? I have the Canon lens for my EOS film camera, and it's really pretty good, but I'm pretty sure the EF won't work with other brands.
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I don't know that you'll find much difference between the quality of images from each of those lenses, since they're all going to be similar in construction. I have a sigma 15-30 DG. It was a gray market lens that came with a Mack warranty- and was about 20% cheaper than the US version. This is back when they first came out. It's a super lens for price BUT it has been the only lens I've ever had that needed servicing - and soon after I bought it. I had Sigma 50-500 which was amazingly sharp - BUT not worth any price w/o image stabilization, so I sold it. All my other lenses have been Canon used and new - never any problems with any of them. I'd definitely pay $10 extra to get the Canon over the Tamron.

You can review images on photosig by lens too for examples.
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Yes a Rebel XTI. It takes all Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
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I've had my Canon lens for over 10 years without issues - works pretty quickly and have had good reproduciton even at full 300mm and fast shutter speeds. Plus it's designed to work with your camera.
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I have had a Tamron 28-200 for a few years now. By far its the best quality lens I have owned. Has a great overall nice feel to it.
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Since they are all F5.6 I'd get the cheapest one.

I'm pretty happy with this one I just picked up:

http://www.penncamera.com/store/item...ARTMENT_ID=457






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Well I went ahead and bought the Canon lens. Soon as I get it I'll throw up some test shots.
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this means you'll be off to the closest nude beach I assume?
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