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canon 1d mk2

jingler 10 18
6 Nov 2011 5:34PM
which tamron or sigma lenses work with a canon 1d mk2
i think only the canon ef fitting works with the mk2

bainsybike 12 337 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2011 5:47PM
All the current ef fitting models can be used, but Tamron Di and Sigma DC lenses are designed for APS-C sensors, so will vignette on the larger APS-H sensor of the 1d mk 2.
ChrisV 14 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2011 1:27PM
Both those companies market lenses specified for full frame with Canon mounts. Unfortunately none of their standard zooms appear all that well-regarded and tests with the 5DII are all [so far as the ones I've seen] very critical.

The Sigma 70-200 OS has been better received whilst still not quite up to par with the Canon equivalent.

Given the price differential of the 'everyday' zooms [they tend to be around 70% cost of Canon L glass], you have to weigh up whether the saving is worthwhile considering you're not getting the best out of your camera?
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2011 2:28PM
As the others say you need to think about the full frame EF lenses. One thing to defend on Tamron and Sigma, their primes work very well, e.g the 90mm and 105mm macro lenses are great, and some people regard the Sigma 100-300 f2.8 EX as having very good performance. In general sigma lenses marked EX are their better performers.
User_Removed 17 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2011 2:38PM
Sigma's 24-70 f2.8 zoom is a very competent lens (those are take with the Siggy on a 1D Mk II)

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