First outing with the Tamron 17-35 and Sigma 50

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phillip Ino, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Tamron

    D700 f9 ISO 200 10sec @ 17mm

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    D700 f10 ISO 200 13sec @ 27mm

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    D700 f9 ISO 200 10sec @ 17mm

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    Sigma

    D700 f2 ISO 1600 1/30

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    D700 f2 ISO 1600 1/50
    Bit of motion blur as I was walking as I snapped this :wink:

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    D700 f2.2 ISO 1600 1/80

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  2. evokel

    evokel

    326
    Sep 6, 2008
    florida
    love #1-3
    they are stunning
     
  3. great shots....4 and 6 are my favorite....
    just ordered my copy of the sig 50...:)
     
  4. Faceman

    Faceman

    260
    Aug 19, 2006
    LI, NY
    Awesome last shot.
     
  5. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Fine images Francis, I'm glad to see you're doing well with the new glass.

    I really like 2 and 3. The bokeh on the last is lovely as well, it renders those highlights beautifully.
     
  6. Very nice Francis. These are great images and great IQ. How do you find the build and feel of these lenses?
     
  7. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    nice Francis
    the last shot is awesome, although the highlights aren't very round

    would love to have seen it @ 1.4.....

    the 17-35 looks good as well
     
  8. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thank you :biggrin:
     
  9. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks, Michael. Congratulations! :smile:
     
  10. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thank you, Faceman :smile:
     
  11. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin

    Thanks a lot, Robert! The bokeh on this lens was one of the things I was looking forward to most. I as hoping it'd be similar to the Dirty Thirty, but I think it's better :biggrin:


    Many thanks, Robert! Well, like most Tamron lenses, this one is very light, but I suppose the build is good. I just tend to associate density with better build quiality, though that's not necessarily correct. I would prefer the Tamron to be heavier and with more resistance when rotating the rings. It's a great performer though! Really impressive and underrated :smile:. The Sigma has the weighty and dense feeling that is indicative of their lenses. It's very silent, almost void of sound, and very quick to focus. I may be partial to the Sigma 1.4s but I do love them. :biggrin:
     
  12. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin

    Would having shot it at 1.4 given round highlights? I'll have to try another shot of some sort to test that out. Thanks, Frank :smile:
     
  13. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    I am assuming wide open would be ...more round...

    if that makes any sense..:cool:
     
  14. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I think you're right. Wide open means all 9 blades at maximum angle, causing smoother highlights.
     
  15. Cytoplasm

    Cytoplasm Guest

    Sorry im curious, Tamron 17-35 is a DX format lens?
     
  16. nancyr

    nancyr

    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    Ooh, nice stuff, Francis. You're not helping me avoid the D700!

    I would also like to see some Sigma 50 shots wide open + other apertures. Looks pretty sweet. My old Nikon AIS is better at f/2 than 1.4; is the Sigma the same?
     
  17. If this is a help...
    SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF)

    Di II is tamron's DX format and the 17-35 is Di, so it is a full frame lens.


    Optical/Mechanical Feature Key
    [​IMG] Internal Focusing [​IMG] Aspherical [​IMG][​IMG] Low Dispersion [​IMG] Extra Refractive Index Glass
    [​IMG] Digitally Integrated Design [​IMG] Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras Only
    [​IMG] AD-Hybrid Aspherical [​IMG] High-performance specifications
    [​IMG] Filter Effect Control [​IMG] LD-Hybrid Aspherical
    [​IMG] Zoom-Lock Mechanism [​IMG] AF/MF Switchover Mechanism
    [​IMG] Vibration Compensation [​IMG] Built-In Motor for Nikon Cameras


    Oh... BTW Francis... Superb shots...
     
  18. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    FX all the way :cool:
     
  19. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Thanks, Nancy. Anything I can do to aid in you getting a D700 :wink:. Well the DoF at 1.4 is so thin that it can look soft or OOF to some, but I love the Sig's wide open performance :biggrin:

    Thank you :biggrin: