hi guys, i am very interested to know.
For beginner / amateur or even serious photographer (someone who is NOT PRO basically), do you think its wise to go for nikon/canon lens??
i am talking about regular people (with standard economy power).
i really think its kind of lame actually to go for nikon or canon lens while you can get third party lens like sigma or tamron for MUCH LESS price.
performance wise: lot of reviews even mention that sometimes, third party lens can outperform nikon or canon. even if they couldnt, their performance is below by just a bit.
take for example : macro tamron 90 vs nikon 105VR.
tammy beat nikon except on build quality. and the price is MUCH CHEAPER. i cant see any reason why get nikon here? VR is nice, but not worth 600 sing dollars imo.
tamron 17-50 2.8 vs nikon 17-55 2.8
again, tamron perform close to nikon and the price differ much. nikon can go up to 1100 USbucks AND tammy only priced around 400 dollars.
seriously, i dont know why people want to throw so much money for main party lens.
from my observation, the reasons are
1) lil bit of faster focusing
2) build quality
but i have to say, the value of main party sucks. i think if you want to get the best bang for the bucks, go for third party,
nikon or canon is for rich people who get money to blow.
what you guys think?? i wanna know what you think