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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2007, 03:19:00 PM »
Hmm...i've read somewhere that Sigma's 18-50mm f/2.8 is better than its nikkor counterpart. I shall look for that site and post it later.  ;D

they've said that with the tamron too... they even have photos to show that it is actually the same if not better than the nikon counterpart. so ok, i bought the tamron.. result - not that happy. AF is not consistent.

i doubt that a third party lens can be as consistent and durable as a nikkor. i'm still waiting for a good review of the tokina 16-50 to see how it fairs, that lens might put up a good fight. :)
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Re: third party lenses
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2007, 03:23:53 PM »
My main problem with third-party lenses is that most of them that have Canon mounts are compatible only with EF-S mounts. This means that I can't use them since my camera accepts only EF (full-frame) lenses.
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2007, 03:07:52 PM »
My main problem with third-party lenses is that most of them that have Canon mounts are compatible only with EF-S mounts. This means that I can't use them since my camera accepts only EF (full-frame) lenses.

hi! sigma has a quite a number of canon mount lenses for full frame cameras, I think. If i'm not mistaken, the EX DG series are all for full frame, like the 24-70 f2.8 macro and the 70-200 f2.8 EXDG macro. and the 150mm macro lens. But I'm not so sure... And since you are already using a 1DS markIII I think you can add a little more to get the CANON lens...  :)
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2007, 03:14:13 PM »
My main problem with third-party lenses is that most of them that have Canon mounts are compatible only with EF-S mounts. This means that I can't use them since my camera accepts only EF (full-frame) lenses.

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2007, 09:50:55 PM »
i myself am planning to get a Sigma 24-60 f2.8 to fill in the gap in my lineup. i crossed out the 24-70 2.8 as all my other lenses are 77mm and an 82mm is not an option. sayang mga filters ko di magamit. i have a concern with the 24-60 2.8 though, as i have not tried one, is there really a bad case of lens creep?
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2007, 09:54:36 PM »
Bro, your Mk3 won't match a third party lens kasi sayang sa japorms ;D

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2007, 10:12:19 PM »
i myself am planning to get a Sigma 24-60 f2.8 to fill in the gap in my lineup. i crossed out the 24-70 2.8 as all my other lenses are 77mm and an 82mm is not an option. sayang mga filters ko di magamit. i have a concern with the 24-60 2.8 though, as i have not tried one, is there really a bad case of lens creep?

First gen 24-60mm has, yung mga bagong labas wala na.  ;)

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2007, 10:28:27 PM »
My main problem with third-party lenses is that most of them that have Canon mounts are compatible only with EF-S mounts. This means that I can't use them since my camera accepts only EF (full-frame) lenses.

Duh, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina have been making lenses for film cameras for over 20 years, those are full frame cameras. And why bother with third party lenses when you have a high end camera? I'm sure money's no issue. One thing I can say is that Sigma used to be the whipping boy among third party lens makers. Tamron, Tokina, and Vivitar were the ones in the forefront before.

Oh and Cosina were OEM for Vivitar as well as Soligor, though you'd be hard pressed to find a lens with a Cosina brand on it, they made lenses for other companies.

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2007, 01:12:41 PM »
Medyo O.T. but pwede na ba rin madagdag info kung saan ang mga lente na 'to available?  I know for one that JT PHotoworld sells Sigma.  How about Tamron and Tokina?  Sino ang kilalang-kilala na nagbebenta nito?

And my opinion - I might just settle for Third-Party lenses.  Budget constraint and the majority of the feedback, owners are happy with their lenses.

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2007, 07:25:49 PM »
I tried using a Sigma 24-70 2.8 EX DG etc. but did not like how it handles so I sold it.

I tried the Sigma 10-20 and so far I still have it  ;D

Preference lang for me. Then budget.
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2007, 07:39:23 PM »
Henry's in Hidalgo sells Tamron
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2007, 12:03:35 AM »
in general i would always go for original lens rather than 3rd party lens...the best canon lens are usually faster focus, better built, overall quailty etc. than what 3rd party can dish out.
in some cases prices aren't much of a difference like the 12-24 or 10-20 sigma vs 10-22 canon.

instances that i would go with 3rd party lenses is when there is no canon offering for what i need like 18-200.
canon 28-300 is just way to big an heavy (tried in one wedding, NEVER AGAIN!)
the 18-200 size and weight and range is just sweet. and meron pa OS version. wala si canon nyan!

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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2007, 12:13:39 AM »
i'd go for a third party lens if the reviews are good enough for me. And the price difference is substantial with the orig counterpart. I can't justify shedding more cash for something that has the same or negligible difference in terms of IQ and build. Just my opinion, and that's because I'm not serious yet hehehe!!! maybe someday when I am already a mucho dinero then I will not settle for anything less.  ;)
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Re: third party lenses
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2012, 05:20:49 PM »
Yup hindi naman lahat is about the budget. Depende, kumuha ako dalawang Sigma lenses yung 70-200 2.8 EX OS HSM and Sigma 105 Macro 2.8 EX OS HSM kasi mas okay yung features nila. Dami old model lens na kasi sa Sony lineup like sa macro nag eextend pa yung barrel, sa Sigma fixed although mas mahal yung Sigma for almost $350.

Yung sa 70-200 kaya Sigma kinuha ko kasi magrerelease ang Sony ng bagong 70-200 within next year (sayang kung kuha ng Sony 70-200 then irereplace narin agad), habang wala pa Sony na bago dito muna sa Sigma maganda rin naman yung performance and quality. Wait ko pa yung bagong version from Sony na 70-200 and 50 1.4 Zeiss, discontinued na kasi yung Sony 50 1.4 model maingay pa magfocus.

Marami rin choices from third party lenses specially from Sigma na wala sa Sony and magaganda rin ang reviews and results.
TL;DR: Mas ok parin yung same brand if available sa iyong preference.
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