View Poll Results: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

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  • No, 3rd party lenses are crap. I use only original lenses.

    87 8.03%
  • Yes, I use only 3rd party lenses. They are as good as the original camera makers' lenses

    51 4.71%
  • I only use 3rd party lenses. They are better than original lenses.

    11 1.02%
  • I only use 3rd party lenses. They may not be as good as original lenses but they are cheaper and good enough.

    103 9.51%
  • No, 3rd party lenses are NOT necessarily crap but I use and buy only original lenses whenever possible.

    245 22.62%
  • I use a mixture of both

    569 52.54%
  • I don't use lenses. I spent too much on my whizz bang bells and whistles camera so I can't afford a similar lens full of bells and whistles so I rather not use a cheap lens, 3rd party or original.

    17 1.57%
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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    If someone happens to be using the Sigma body, then Sigma lens should be 1st party, right?
    Heard Sigma body uses their own mount only.

  2. #82

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    I use a mixture of both

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    Yes, Tamron SP 90 for Macro and Tokina 12-24 Wide !
    These are two of the best 3rd party lenses I have used.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    I try to use "First party" whenever possible.... less chance of "incompatibility" problem lor....

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    I use whatever suits my purpose. Price, performance, size and convenience are considerations. Some third party or other factory brand lens are not available in the original brand eg sigma 30/1.4, sigma 18-125, sigma 18-200.
    http://singaporephoto.blogspot.com

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    I have a Tokina and Tamron. I think the tokina auto focus faster.

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    Agreed. Wanna try 3rd party, safer to buy with warranty if buying used copies. Else you may have to pay for servicing/calibration/troubleshooting fee should incompat. problems arise.


    Quote Originally Posted by SEXiao
    I try to use "First party" whenever possible.... less chance of "incompatibility" problem lor....

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    Only have 1 3rd party. Sigma 18-50 2.8. I love this lens and it was my default lens until I got the Nikon 18-200mm. But still one of my fave.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    I just acquired the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro
    and
    In the Near future Nikon 18-200mm VR
    and
    Much Much Much Much Much Much Much Later Nikon 70-200mm VR

  10. #90

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    I chose 3rd party when needed. Cause now my shooting style does not call for such lenses that the orinigal cannot give, I have no such lenses. Used to have one.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    i think that originals are technically the best, cos they're designed with and for the bodies that the company produces. 3rd party lenses aren't bad and usually cater to those who can't afford the originals... i personally dont own any 3rd party, but if i had to, i'd definitely use em
    Budget wedding photographer :)

  12. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cikgu101
    I just acquired the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro
    and
    In the Near future Nikon 18-200mm VR
    and
    Much Much Much Much Much Much Much Later Nikon 70-200mm VR
    Currently own Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro, (I feel its worth it!!! - Only complaint is the thread diameter and the noisy AF, but I can live with it...
    Going for Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG HSM Macro.... hopefully by 2007..hahahaha I am a poor old man..

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    I only use 3rd party primes. 3rd party zooms are no no for me.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    i prefer to use original lenses.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    i prefer to use original lenses.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    how do you shoot without lenses?
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II | EF 17-40mm f/4L USM | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | Speedlite 580EX II
    a student.

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    what!?

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    I love original flavor. And 3rd party lenses that are better than the original flavor.

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Do you use 3rd party lenses?

    Interesting to read the old posts after so long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by honda View Post
    I use whatever suits my purpose. Price, performance, size and convenience are considerations. Some third party or other factory brand lens are not available in the original brand eg sigma 30/1.4, sigma 18-125, sigma 18-200.
    http://singaporephoto.blogspot.com
    I am with you. Recently, I got a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG (filter size: 77mm). It works perfectly with my 4OD and 1D Mark2.
    William
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