Im new to the forum, interested to buy a telephoto lens. Was adviced against getting the 18-200mm when i was at John3:16 because they says image quality is bad. But after looking at CS Brother Anson photos shot with 18-200mm i regreted not buying the 18-200mm initially. Too late now. The Canon 18-200mm seems to be pretty steep in the B&S section and they are used items, which are kit lens so not sure if its wise to buy one...
Anyhow Im thinking of buying the sigma 28-300 or tamron 28-300mm. I have also short listed the Tamron 18-270mm pzd... I search the forum but unable to find much information. Have anyone used any of these lenses before? Will appreciate your kind help and feedback. or will you recommend any other telephoto lenses..
Just alittle background, hope this info helps:
Im currently using a Canon 1100D cos im trying out photography and see if i really like it as much as i do now in the future, and if I don't at least my loss are lesser, and yeah though the 1100D its a basic camera and it produces very decent images which is quite good enough for me. I buy this camera is mainly to take better pictures. I do like the pictures that are taken using the 18-55mm kit lens that came with the 1100D but its too short and I can't zoom in. I went to see dolphins in Australia last year together with my friend and we were using her 1000D and the 18-55mm can't capture those lovely dolphins nicely enough we were on a ferry and can't go to close... *sob sob* thats why I am thinking of buying a telephoto lens that is decent so that when I travel i can just take that one lens... also when i bought the 1100D i had budget constraints so thats why i took the advice of shooting with the 18-55mm and see what it lacks because actually i did wanted to wait for a few more weeks to save up for the Canon EFS18-200mm lens and buy together with the camera but since the salesman who is a "professional photographer" as he claims and he asked me to trust him by not buying the lens so I decided to really try out the kit lens... But i dont blame him because at least shooting with the 18-55mm lens helps me identify what I lack. I traveled with my camera to the rainforest and was on a boat and was unable to zoom in for some occassions to take a shot of people in other boats... its with this and the dolphin incident so i feel that i might want to get a travel telephoto lens
About me, Im using 50mm f1.8 for protraits and food that i eat at the foodcourt etc and i use the 18-55mm for landscapes and general photos... I am more of a casual photographer, a regular boring plain jane that take photos for the purpose of documenting and recording for my own collection.. Im contented with my setup but i feel i need more reach which my 18-55 cant give me and watching dolphins my legs cant be the autozoom. I will want to go back again...
so I just need a decent lens that can zoom far and give me decent pictures so now im looking for a telephoto lens with decent image quality to take for travel so that i need not change lens especially I will be going Vietnam and Cambodia again, this time with my camera so I feel that it might not be wise to change lenses in the dusty streets...
I cant find much info on the sigma 28-300 and Tamron 28-300 as well as Tamron 18-270 in this forum and even on google the results isn't what Im looking for. The Tamron 18-270 is slightly more expensive so not sure if its worth the money. I hope to get some knowledge and advise to those who have used or have knowledge about any of these 3 lenses and if you could share which is a more decent lens from those who used or know about them, do you like it or would you rather i buy something else?
My budget is $750 max thats why I only can choose 3rd party lenses and my lenses knowledge isnt that good, so hope to learn from
one and all... if you have any other suggestion for lenses in this price range that can give me more reach when i travel with one lens do let me know.
Thanks so much everyone for your kind time and advice. i appreciate and value every feedback which you take time to write.
Thank you so much.