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    Need advice for this glass

    Hey guys I was offered this lens for my d800 and haven't bought yet...was just wondering if its an ok glass or just let it go...

    tamron AF 28 300 XI IF super zoom for nikon full frame.


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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    I don't know anything about the lens itself, but because it has an aperture ring, it is from the 35mm film days. Tamron glass from back then won't be quite as sharp as some of what they manufacture now. Pairing it with a D800 (BIG sensor), the limitations of the lens might be more apparent. Just so you know, usually lenses with aperture rings require the aperture ring be set at the smallest aperture, or you will get an err message.

    Is there any way you can take a few test shots on your D800? Hopefully someone with this lens can give you a more definitive answer as my info is simply supposition.
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM109R View Post
    Hey guys I was offered this lens for my d800 and haven't bought yet...was just wondering if its an ok glass or just let it go...
    tamron AF 28 300 XI IF super zoom for nikon full frame.
    That's not a lens I'd be putting on my D750, much less my D800 if I had one.

    If you tell us what you're in the market for, we're all very good at helping one another spend money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    That's not a lens I'd be putting on my D750, much less my D800 if I had one.


    If you tell us what you're in the market for, we're all very good at helping one another spend money.





    Alright thanks for the reply...
    Im looking to buy an all around lens...so I don't have to carry many lens...so does it exist an 1 lens that does all....landscape..Bird watching.... Portraits.. And video..?

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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM109R View Post
    Alright thanks for the reply...
    Im looking to buy an all around lens...so I don't have to carry many lens...so does it exist an 1 lens that does all....landscape..Bird watching.... Portraits.. And video..?
    Ah yes, the hunt for the "One Lens to Rule Them All". When you say "does it all" I'm assuming you mean does it all (at least reasonably) WELL and at a price point that won't require a second mortgage?

    Possibly the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Bought new, it's about $1,000 give or take.
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM109R View Post
    Alright thanks for the reply...
    Im looking to buy an all around lens...so I don't have to carry many lens...so does it exist an 1 lens that does all....landscape..Bird watching.... Portraits.. And video..?
    I had the one lens for everything fever real bad before. I'm glad that I'm cured now. Now I have the One camera for every lens sickness. LOL

    Seriously, if you want to carry the least amount of lenses and still do it all (almost all anyway) I would recommend at least 2 lenses.
    The Nikon 24-120mm and something like a 70-300mmVR lens if 300mm is enough for you.

    I have not owned the 28-300mm lens so I have no advice on that. @480sparky has one and seems to like it. He is a demanding photographer so I would trust his advice as well along with @Horoscope Fish.
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktop View Post
    I had the one lens for everything fever real bad before. I'm glad that I'm cured now. Now I have the One camera for every lens sickness. LOL

    Seriously, if you want to carry the least amount of lenses and still do it all (almost all anyway) I would recommend at least 2 lenses.
    The Nikon 24-120mm and something like a 70-300mmVR lens if 300mm is enough for you.

    I have not owned the 28-300mm lens so I have no advice on that. @480sparky has one and seems to like it. He is a demanding photographer so I would trust his advice as well along with @Horoscope Fish.

    My 28-300 is the Nikkor, not the Tamron. I considered the latter, but opted for the Nikkor because 1. it uses 77mm filters instead of 67 (all my large filters are 77) and 2. I use Capture NX2, which is limited to correcting Nikkor lens distortion and 3. The Nikkor holds it's resale value better over time.
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    My 28-300 is the Nikkor, not the Tamron. I considered the latter, but opted for the Nikkor because 1. it uses 77mm filters instead of 67 (all my large filters are 77) and 2. I use Capture NX2, which is limited to correcting Nikkor lens distortion and 3. The Nikkor holds it's resale value better over time.
    Yes, that is what I meant to write. I thought it was understood, since I was talking about other Nikon lenses and I also agreed with @Horoscope Fish who was talking about the 28-300mm Nikon lens.

    (Long sentence. I hope I put all the commas in all the right places.)
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    Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VR I
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktop View Post
    Seriously, if you want to carry the least amount of lenses and still do it all (almost all anyway) I would recommend at least 2 lenses.
    The Nikon 24-120mm and something like a 70-300mmVR lens if 300mm is enough for you.
    That would be a great combination in my opinion as well. I have mixed feelings about the 24-120mmt but a LOT of people swear by it.
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    Re: Need advice for this glass

    Hey guys... I Thankyou all for your expertise....I will be on the lookout for the suggested glass...

    really appreciate the help...





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