30th August 2004, 02:14 PM
Tamron lenses advise
I am lookiing at these 2 lenses. Hope to have comments from those that used either before. Is it good walking lense? Any likes and dislikes?
> AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Super Zoom ($450)
> AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Aspherical (IF) Ultra Zoom ($600)
30th August 2004, 05:50 PM
I do not have the 2 lenses mentioned above. However, I would recommend you to try the 24-135 SP lens. The optics I believe would be very good compared to the 2 lenses above. The only draw back compared to a Canon USM lens is the focussing speed. However, it's definitely value for money....
30th August 2004, 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by Paladin
My 2 cents worth.
I have the 28-200, and it is good for film camera users. However, with the D100 (i cannot speak for the other d cams), it tends to back-focus, especially on the short range of 28 to about 100mm. Need to pull in to 200 to do the focusing and then pull to whatever focal length you desire.
30th August 2004, 07:44 PM
Any idea on the price for 24-135 SP lens then? Thanks!
30th August 2004, 07:47 PM
Thanks James. I will consider then....
Originally Posted by jamestan
30th August 2004, 10:46 PM
I think it's about $600 brand new. About $450~550 second hand...