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  1. #31
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    Thank you for your kind comments.

    I hope the 30mm sigma gives nice bokeh like the 50's do.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan
    message sent.
    Got it. Thanks!
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  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan
    Thanks!

    If only she knew that this pic is online. I would probably be castrated. She is pretty shy.
    Sounds like someone I know ...

    Congratulations on getting married. Are you guys going on a honeymoon?
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  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan
    Thank you for your kind comments.

    I hope the 30mm sigma gives nice bokeh like the 50's do.
    Another one bites the dust. Seriously though I hope that you have as good a marriage as I have for the past 34 years. It's been a great journey so far.

    Your future wife is lovely, and I'm sure that you realize your fortune.

    Best wishes on your nuptials.
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    Ha! See, I can change...


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  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24Peter
    Thanks again for your comparison Jamison.

    Just a word of caution to the XT owners out there considering the Tamron 28-75 - Jamison's shots were taken with a 20D. My experience with that lens on my XT was much more hit or miss. In fact, at f2.8-4.5 in the 28-55mm range the lens is very, very soft. Unusable in my opinion. I sent the lens back to Tamron and even after re-calibration, it was the same. I just found out today they are authorizing a refund to me because they acknowledge the problem. And in fact, there are lengthy threads on the XT/350D/300D dpreview forum of many other XT users having identical problems with this lens. The problem seems to be limited to the XT since I don't recall any original Rebel 300d people having issues.
    I disagree with this as I own both the 20D and the rebelXT. I get the exact same sharpness on both cameras with my tamron 28-75. I do find the lens warm (on both) when shooting with out a flash but with a flash the color is far more correct. also it is very easy to fix overal color in post processing so this should not be too big of an issue (unless you are a photojurnalyst who needs to sell his shots minutes after taking them).

    I do believe you when you say that your copy was not sharp as there have been many complaitns from people on different boards about the sharpness wide open on this lens. this is however a problem with those specific lenses and not the camera model. I was lucky to receive a sharp lens when I purchased mine.
    John Crawford
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    Royal Carribean cruise, going to Florida Keys, Grand Caymen, and Cozumel.
    Lots of pics to come.
    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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    You guys will have fun. If you have time in Key West be sure and visit the Earnest Hemingway Home and the Key West Lighthouse across the street. Its a short distance from where they let the Cruise ships dock ... the wife and myself are heading to Vegas and the Grand Canyon tomorrow ourselves.
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  8. #38
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    I've tried to access Jamison Wexler's review of the various zoom lens, but the site bounces me. Does anyone know the present URL for this. Thanks. lawhamptons@optonline.net

  9. #39
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    After reading the failure rates on lensrentals.com, I'm skurred of Sigma lenses, but I'm tempted by the 18-50 and 50mm f/1.4
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    Sorry, I took that page down a while ago when I switched webhosts.

    Suffice it to say that the Sigma 18-50 was the sharpest of the bunch. Very nice optics in that lens.

    HOWEVER

    6 months later I got rid of it in favor of a Canon 17-40 f4. The reason? I started shooting weddings professionally and the Sigma had a really tough time focusing in dark reception venues...even when I used it with a flash with an AF Assist grid. I would either miss shots because it wouldn't lock focus or it would give me a focus confirm, but the resulting image was OOF.

    So, bottom line is that it had awesome optics, and was a crackerjack of a lens in the daytime, but failed in low light situations.
    Last edited by jamison55; 11-20-2008 at 07:06 AM.
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