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    Hi all,

    I was actually wondering if Tamron and Sigma 18 to 200mm as good as the one from Nikon (or at least close to it)? Went around to look for this Nikon 18 - 200 lens over the weekend but all the shops I asked don't have the stock. So I left my phone number with them and they said must wait at lest 1 to 2 months, sigh...

    Anyone here owns Tamron or Sigma lens of this range? Can give some advice please?

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    It's still possible to get that lens...but if you wanna know where to get, then others can see oso, then when u going, they already buy liao.

    Anyways, try Sim Lims...the shops should have and the price should be good, too.

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    This lens is definitely a good walkabout lens... I'm eyeing also....

    Source: Nikon.com.sg

    But comparing to the Tamron and Sigma focal length "equivalents", I not too sure if they have "VR equivalent"...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Sigma has a new 18-200mm lens coming out with their own version of OS(optical stabiliser). You may want to consider that, as it will most probably be cheaper than the Nikon 18-200Vr.
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    Hi Youhong & Aaron, thanks.
    After reading what Photographique wrote, I rushed down to Sim Lim straight after work. Checked with most of the shop there and to my disappointment, none have even one.
    Sigh, so Bo Bian, I made a reservation at one shop there and paid a deposit. Now all I can do is wait for it to arrive lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khowen View Post
    Hi Youhong & Aaron, thanks.
    After reading what Photographique wrote, I rushed down to Sim Lim straight after work. Checked with most of the shop there and to my disappointment, none have even one.
    Sigh, so Bo Bian, I made a reservation at one shop there and paid a deposit. Now all I can do is wait for it to arrive lor
    you can go parkway parade the electronic store...i remembered i saw one last wed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80 View Post
    Sigma has a new 18-200mm lens coming out with their own version of OS(optical stabiliser). You may want to consider that, as it will most probably be cheaper than the Nikon 18-200Vr.
    its still better to take nikkor one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    its still better to take nikkor one...
    Lets wait and see. Who knows the Sigma one don't have creep problem .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Lets wait and see. Who knows the Sigma one don't have creep problem .

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    What is creep problem?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    What is creep problem?

    Thanks
    it gets longer when held downwards due to the action of gravity. The consensus, though, seems to be that if you keep it at 18, it doesn't suffer from creep.

    if you're shooting nikon, go get the 18-200 nikkor.

    the sigma/tamron can be alright, but suffer more (i think) from sample variation, and don't have VR (and for 200mm VR is a good idea).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Lets wait and see. Who knows the Sigma one don't have creep problem .

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    err...but sigma really dun have the sickening creeping problem...

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    The Sigma lens has a lock at 18mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    err...but sigma really dun have the sickening creeping problem...
    Is that Sigma 18-200mm with IS come out yet?

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    Further to my placing a deposit at Alan Photo in Sim Lim Square, I have finally received my 18 - 200mm VR lens today after an 18 days wait. So happy

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    Hey, does you new 18-200mm VR has the lens creep problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khowen View Post
    Further to my placing a deposit at Alan Photo in Sim Lim Square, I have finally received my 18 - 200mm VR lens today after an 18 days wait. So happy
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    just get the nikon version.

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    Look here for side-by-side comparison of all the three lenses:

    http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ni...mm/page4.shtml
    Scroll down and there are 6 pages to read on "Results" section.

    IMHO Nikon is still the one to get if budget allows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khowen View Post
    Hi all,

    I was actually wondering if Tamron and Sigma 18 to 200mm as good as the one from Nikon (or at least close to it)? Went around to look for this Nikon 18 - 200 lens over the weekend but all the shops I asked don't have the stock. So I left my phone number with them and they said must wait at lest 1 to 2 months, sigh...

    Anyone here owns Tamron or Sigma lens of this range? Can give some advice please?
    do a search in b&s frequently, and dun be particular about the 2nd-hand price as long as you can get a mint copy below S$1350.

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    Try getting it at Lords .They have ready stock but must be fast.Limited i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfpload View Post
    Try getting it at Lords .They have ready stock but must be fast.Limited i guess.
    where is lords?

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