No, 3rd party lenses are crap. I use only original lenses.
Yes, I use only 3rd party lenses. They are as good as the original camera makers' lenses
I only use 3rd party lenses. They are better than original lenses.
I only use 3rd party lenses. They may not be as good as original lenses but they are cheaper and good enough.
No, 3rd party lenses are NOT necessarily crap but I use and buy only original lenses whenever possible.
I use a mixture of both
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.
this front/back focusing is really non-issue for sigma. i don't understand why so many people make a fuss. make an appointment, go down to service centre, send it in, drink kopi, go back in 2 hrs and get your lens back. don't even have to leave it there for a few working days unlike the other service centres.
Nikon - mostly original
Canon - mostly 3rd party Mamiya M645 lenses
I never buy 3rd party unless it has a lens which is superior to the original such as the Voigtlander 15mm which has no competition
Now i've two 3rd party lenses and one original.
Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.
i used 3rd part Sigma 12-24mm for my D700 so far is good but i only use it for lanscape. The rest of my lenses are all Nikkor lens. I suggest if you have enough spare of $$$ then go for original. It's worth for your money and u will not regret. I have 70-200mm, 200mm F4, 17-55mm for my D80 are they my great glass.
I'm more than happy with my Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 as was built like a tank and performs as a charm But unfortunately I had to get the Nikon 18-200 for an all in one zoom as the Tamron that I tried was crap and Sigma was no where near the quality of Nikon. When it comes to Macro nothing beats the 105mm Micro Nikkor and I didn't think twice to get it.
I have a Sigma 17-35mm which is ok but hope to upgrade to EFS 18-55mm in the near future. The IQ's ok but focusing is not consistently accurate.
The Sigma 150mm macro is good & it won't be leaving me anytime soon.
hasta la justicia siempre
3rd party lens is cheaper, an alternative...
Used to have 4 Canon lenses. Now only 1 and 7 alternative lenses. Still buying alternatives but maintain Canon body as it can accept more alternative lenses than any other body.
Home is where the heart is.
I always only used Canon lenses until i tried my friends Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX AF 50-135mm f/2.8 Lens, for me the focal range was good and it suited me just fine so i now have that and I have also just ordered the Sigma 30mm f1.4 which is yet to arrive.
Some third party lenses are cheap and nasty as are some Canon ones, i try to stick with the high end models regardless of brands.