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  1. #1
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    Canon Lens Advice? F/2.8

    I'm looking for a new lens that I can use as my daily walk around lens for normal daily situations.
    I am using a Rebel Xsi now.

    Can someone tell me which of these (or any other similar lens) they would recommend, based on quality, price etc.

    - Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

    - Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical for Canon

    - Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon

    I just started shooting, so I don't know a lot of the differences between the lens, such as which have stabilizers.

    Any help would be much apprieciated!

    Thank you!!

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    The Tamron, best bang for the buck, a very sharp lens. Won't focus as fast as the Canon 24-70L, but it's less than half the price and just as sharp (maybe even sharper).

    None of those lenses have optical stabilization, but it's not crucial since they have relatively short focal lengths and wide max apertures (and constant apertures at that).
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    A budget is what separates the Canon from the other two. The canon blows the other two on performance and if you can afford it, buy it....though its one heavy lens....
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    The Canon is an awesome lens. Fast and Sharp. The Tamron won't focus nearly as fast, but optically is nearly on a par. The downfalls of the Tammy are less than robust build, slow focus, and every one I have seen has a magenta cast, but this can be changed easily in post processing. Can't comment on the Sigma.

    If it were me, I'd go with the Canon if my budget allowed. If my budget didn't allow, I would save for a while until it did, or look at a used 28-70 f/2.8L.
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    Sigma has a 24-70mm F2.8 HSM as well. Supposedly slightly better than the non HSM but it cost quite a bit more.
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    If the budget is of no concern - the Canon hands down.
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    Regarding the Canon 24-70, I do not like the fact that at 24mm it is fully extended and the focus speed is subpar compared to my other L's; I need to give the Sigma a shot.
    US Navy--Hooyah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan View Post
    Regarding the Canon 24-70, I do not like the fact that at 24mm it is fully extended and the focus speed is subpar compared to my other L's; I need to give the Sigma a shot.
    Yeah, it does seem a little screwy being fully extended @ 24mm, but I really don't think that much about it. I haven't noticed any slowness in the focus speed, but it's my only "L" so can't compare the speed to them. One thing you can't argue with is the image quality tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan View Post
    Regarding the Canon 24-70, I do not like the fact that at 24mm it is fully extended and the focus speed is subpar compared to my other L's; I need to give the Sigma a shot.
    My Pentax lens does that. The only problem I find with it is the lens isn't as sturdy when extended. It shows when I slide my GND filters up and down. Though the Canon is built way better so hopefully something like that wouldn't be an issue.
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    Build quality is a major issue because as we all know, shit happens.
    The 24-70 took a nose dive to the pavement from 5ft and dinged the filter ring but no other damage.
    US Navy--Hooyah!

    Nikon D700/D300|17-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, Sigmalux, 80-200 f/2.8, 16 f/2.8 fisheye,

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