Tamron vs Sigma vs Canon

there shall be only 1 standing in the end

 

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 vs Sigma 24-70 f2.8 (non HSM) vs Canon 24-105 IS F4 L

 

The Tamron 17-50 f2.8

Sharpness: Sharp (4/5)

AF Speed: slow (3/5)

Low light AF: Fast (5/5)

Usable range for event: (4/5)

Ideal lens to be partner: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8

 

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 DG Macro

Sharpness: Moderate Sharp (3/5) can be very soft at certain range

AF Speed: Moderate (4/5)

Low light AF: Hunt + Slow (3/5)

Usable range for event: (3/5)

Ideal lens to be partner: Tokina 12-24mm f4 and 70-200mm f2.8

 

Canon 24-105 IS F4 L

Sharpness: Sharp (5/5)

AF Speed: Fast (5/5)

Low light AF: Sometimes hunting (4/5)

Usable range for event: (4/5)

Ideal lens to be partner: Tokina 12-24mm f4

sample of sharpness @100% crop

 

Stobe info:

Nikon Sb80DX on cam right at 1/32 @ 24mm

Canon 580 EX II on cam eTTL.

 

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Taken on January 12, 2009