morrisseysb1's reviews

  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

    6 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Zoom range focus not accurate, zoom ring does not stay tight

    I had two coppies of this lens. One was a grey market copy which I was told was a US version when I bought it. I returned that one and got a legit copy. Needless to say the auto focus was horrible on both coppies I had. The range is good on this lens...but I could never get a nice sharp picture out of it from my XTi. I returned it and got a Tamron 17-50 2.8...not quite the same range...but so far IQ and auto focus alone are worth the tradeoff.

    reviewed March 22nd, 2008 (purchased for $360)
  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp apperature, fairly quick AF
    Noisy AF

    Originally got a Sigma 17-70...big mistake...returned the two coppies of that I tried and went with this lens. I'm new to the hobby...but there is a huge difference between this lens and the Sigma. Highly recommend this lens. If the zoom range is close to what you are looking for you will very happy with this lens, previous reviews are very accurate.

    reviewed March 22nd, 2008 (purchased for $410)