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

Voters
62. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    47 75.81%
  • No

    15 24.19%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    GEYLAND LOR 15 LO
    Posts
    1,159

    Red face Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    And also wat is the reason behind it?

  2. #2
    Deregistered rgy1993's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    994

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    for most people theyre cheaper...
    might not be L grade... but heck its the photographer not the equipment that really matters..

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    611

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    I use a fuji Film S5. Original lens would probably be considered to be Nikon lol. But i only have 3rd party lenses. Sold off all my nikon lenses. Have a tokina, tamron, voigtlander. Now left to get a sigma
    S5pro,Toki28-70,12-24,Tam17-35spoilt,70-200,SB600,800,Voigt 58F1.4,http://hensongerard.multiply.com

  4. #4

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy View Post
    Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    And also wat is the reason behind it?
    Cost is the main reason.

    If you are the type who demand the best - and can afford it - then it be a Hobson's choice - pay 2-3X more for a slightly better image (technical images and "face" image)

  5. #5
    Senior Member cichlid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    S'pore
    Posts
    5,060

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Sometimes original lenses don't have the same range, for eg. Sigma 30mm f1.4, 150-500mm f6.3.

    Even if there are, it will be more expensive.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    487

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    I've use them (all Sigma). Main reason: cost.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    I use the Tokina 11-16mm UWA, which beats Nikkor DX UWAs in reviews and in cost. Seems like too good a deal but so far I'm happy with the IQ and build quality of the Tokina.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North-East
    Posts
    1,977

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    I only have one Nikon len which is the 50mm f1.8 cos it is cheap and is one of the good ones in Nikon range. The rest of my collection are Tamrons & Tokina which are those that have received good reviews and worth getting.

    Main reason: Go for good lens with reasonable pricing.
    In the eyes of the beholder!

  9. #9

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    I own a Sigma 150 macro and a Tokina 11-16


    mainly because nikon doesn't produce the lens to match their quality. Sigma 150 macro is arguably the best macro lens avaliable while the 11-16 is the best for DX format camera.

    I use D90

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    GEYLAND LOR 15 LO
    Posts
    1,159

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Complex13717421 View Post
    I own a Sigma 150 macro and a Tokina 11-16


    mainly because nikon doesn't produce the lens to match their quality. Sigma 150 macro is arguably the best macro lens avaliable while the 11-16 is the best for DX format camera.

    I use D90
    Are you sure Nikon lens lose to third party lens?

  11. #11

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Nope, nikon lens are usually better, or far better than 3rd party lens. But once in a while, there will be some 3rd party lens which can be better than a nikon lens, in the same category that is.

    U can't compare a tokina 11-16 with a Nikon 13mm f5.6. They're a totally different class altogether.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tiong Bahru
    Posts
    382

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Yes i use 3rd party because i cannot afford your leica

  13. #13
    Deregistered rgy1993's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    994

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Complex13717421 View Post
    Nope, nikon lens are usually better, or far better than 3rd party lens. But once in a while, there will be some 3rd party lens which can be better than a nikon lens, in the same category that is.

    U can't compare a tokina 11-16 with a Nikon 13mm f5.6. They're a totally different class altogether.
    oh dear oh dear oh dear...

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    GEYLAND LOR 15 LO
    Posts
    1,159

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by willdon View Post
    Yes i use 3rd party because i cannot afford your leica
    I dun use Leica anymore...now switch to Olympus system already!

  15. #15

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    oh dear oh dear oh dear...
    Well yeah, bad comparison.


    14-24mm f/2.8 AF-S would be a better comparison for different grade of lens. This nikon lens is way better than the tokina. But yeah i can't spend the high $$$ for this lens, so i'd spend less for a tokina instead of 12-24mm f/4 DX. It's about 300ish more expensive, but apparently doesn't perform as well as the tokina.

    This is just my noobish opinion. Do share if you feel anything wrong with it.!~

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    12,938

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Some are also using expensive Leica and Carl Zeiss lenses on "third party" bodies

  17. #17

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Yes, because it is cheaper, give similar (not same) result to the OEM
    Tamron 17-50 vs EFS17-55 / Nikon 17-55
    Sigma 30 F1.4 vs EF35 F1.4L

  18. #18

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    half of my lenses are third party.. in fact, more than half...... because i am a poor student.

  19. #19
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    Why? Simply because money don't grow on trees.

    Actually, I get what ever is cheap. Of which 3 are really cheap but are orig nikons. the 50/1.8, the kit and the 55-200VR

    But the kit is replaced by my Tamron 17-50. Kit stays in the dry cab all the time.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Posts
    1,763

    Default Re: Do you all use 3rd party lens?

    cost factor...
    and the reason y i use the sigma 18-50 f/2.8 is because it can go marco...
    kinda useful for food pic
    Stirring up emotions with pics - cyliew

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •