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  1. #11
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post

    That said, the Tamron 17-50 lens might be even better optically for a fraction of the cost. Don't tell anyone, though. It's a secret!
    I have the Tamron and it is amazing.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    I have the Tamron and it is amazing.
    Me too. $200ish used.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    I think the OP is looking for longer zooms. 300mm or so @Karn
    Are you just trying to have a range covered just in case you need it or do you have subjects in mind where you need the reach? Are you looking at shooting wildlife, the moon, or what? This information will help people with recommendations for you.

    Typically there is going to be some overlap in the focal lengths when you have zooms, but maybe somebody here can guide you based on where you feel you are lacking with your lenses.
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 02-01-2018 at 05:55 PM.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    Yeah, I am liking the 200-500, I'm not sure what I want to shoot yet but I definitely want a lens that's going to give me a quality image if I can ever shoot a piece worth enlarging, I love my 18-140, its really nice and a good for anything kind of lens, I also have one of those cheap 650-1300mm lenses with the x2 thingi making it 2600mm and I'm actually surprised with how well it works-- you just need to 2 tripods, one for the lens and one for the camera, lol

  5. #15
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    I have had several Nikon zooms, but sold them and got the Tamron A005 AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di USD VC for my D7100 and I love it! It is not as fast as the Nikon focus wise, but for what I shoot that is fine, the picture quality is excellent. This is the first non-Nikon lens I have ever owned, and really never gave Tamron much of a thought. So, for my walk around lens I have an old Nikon 18-70 no VR, but pretty darn good, but I am thinking about replacing it and I will certainly be giving Tamron and Sigma lenses more of a serious look!

  6. #16
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    I suppose I'll give Tamron and sigma a try as it seems those are mostly what's being recommend, and not to mention I could buy 2 or 3 of them for what 1 Nikon lens cost, I'm just picky about name brands and quality, im the one that buys all top name brand products, like North Face, Apple, Duracell, Klein tools, and Fluke, even when it comes to something as simple as a pencil I'll spend 10x as much just because it's made by Staedtler, although I really can't afford to

  7. #17
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    I am too, but don't take it from us, go to a camera store and try them, that is what I did. To me a new lens is an investment, an investment that my wife does not take lightly! So, go try before you buy, rent if you have to, but I was able to go to my local camera shop and try all the lenses out and then I walked away and thought about it for a week, just to make sure I was thinking through my purchase. I love Nikon and their lens's, but for what I do, I am very pleased with this zoom. In testing there was no doubt that the Nikon was faster focusing, and the image quality was the same, but the Tamron VC was twice as good, and for less money.

  8. #18
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    Good idea, I might have to do that, Im moving to Atlanta next week, I'm sure there's a camera store somewhere near there

  9. #19
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Karn View Post
    Yeah, I am liking the 200-500, I'm not sure what I want to shoot yet but I definitely want a lens that's going to give me a quality image if I can ever shoot a piece worth enlarging, I love my 18-140, its really nice and a good for anything kind of lens, I also have one of those cheap 650-1300mm lenses with the x2 thingi making it 2600mm and I'm actually surprised with how well it works-- you just need to 2 tripods, one for the lens and one for the camera, lol
    I have the 200-500 f/5.6 Nikon Lens. It is a great lens. Quick focus that I think is pretty sharp. The only issue I have with it is the weight. it is hard for me to pack around anymore. It is pretty much requires a tripod for me. But a lot of folks can hand hold it. I am just not one of them. I would recommend trying it out if you are serious about getting one just to get comfortable with the weight.

    I will say that when spring comes I will be doing a lot of porch sitting with the big lens on the tripod catching birds at the feeders.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Zoom comparison

    I have the Sigma 105 and the Tamron 70-300. Happy with both. If you look at the Tamron, make sure it is the SP version, not the lower cost version w/macro. Its around $450. I got it on a very nice rebate several years back. My everyday lens is (was?) a 18-140. Nice lens, but I picked up a Sigma 17-50, love it.
    I must have a really good camera.





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