Anyone here owns only 3rd party lenses?


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Vulpix0r

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I own only 3 lenses, and all of them are 3rd party, eg. Sigma 70-200mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Tokina 100mm. Value for money is what I am always after, and after using several Canon lenses, like the 17-85mm, the Sigma 17-70mm was still much better.

Anyone else here do not have any original manufacturer lenses?
 

justarius

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Yup... just bought a Tokina 12-24mm recently. Am quite impressed by its built quality and optics, at only half the price of the original Nikon lens. In this case, paying 2x the price for a miniscule marginal increase in quality is more than I can afford or want to pay...:)
 

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I bought bigma 50-500.... cos i cannot afford those super teles from nikon..... :bsmilie:
 

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I bought a Tokina 28-70mm F2.6-2.8 & Tamron 90mm F2.8 both are great. Tokina is built like a tank and Tamron has great bokeh.
 

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Beside the kit lens and a couple of cheaper range Nikon lenses,

I have a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and the Tokina 12-24. I would say 3rd party lens are really good value for the $$$...
 

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I am using exclusively 3rd party lenses, all Tokinas. Find them value for money especially Tokinas, built like tanks. Some might not like the weight but I love the feel.
 

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Mix of canon and 3rd party... good value for money....
My 3rd party lens are:
1) Sigma 50-500mm (aka Bigma)
2) Sigma 18-125mm
3) Tamron SP 90mm
4) Zenitar 16mm fisheye

Canon's USM is pretty good and so are some of the primes.:)
 

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The lens you listed are pretty much the better ones among 3rd party..

Vulpix0r said:
I own only 3 lenses, and all of them are 3rd party, eg. Sigma 70-200mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Tokina 100mm. Value for money is what I am always after, and after using several Canon lenses, like the 17-85mm, the Sigma 17-70mm was still much better.

Anyone else here do not have any original manufacturer lenses?
 

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Tokina 12-24mm good value for Nikon mount.. But for Canon EF-S mount, I would recommend the 10-22mm instead..

Caicaizi said:
I own Sigma 70-300mm, thinking of buying Tokina 12-24mm
 

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jeryltan said:
The lens you listed are pretty much the better ones among 3rd party..
I think that doesn't matter. What So what if it's the better ones amongst the 3rd party manufacturers? For the same amount of money, you can either get a good 3rd party lens or a crap original manufacturer lens. I'll settle for the good ones anyday.

I mean, frankly, name me a original manufacturer lens that is optically better than any of the 3rd party lenses, and is at least of the same price (better if cheaper)?

Vulpix0r => Me. May be getting the 70-300 IS though. It's (sadly) an option not provided by 3rd party manufacturers.
 

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If OEM lens cost the same as 3rd party, nobody will buy 3rd party liao ;) BTW, were you the one who wanted to buy my Tokina 100mm Macro or EF 70-300mm IS USM?

unseen said:
I think that doesn't matter. What So what if it's the better ones amongst the 3rd party manufacturers? For the same amount of money, you can either get a good 3rd party lens or a crap original manufacturer lens. I'll settle for the good ones anyday.

I mean, frankly, name me a original manufacturer lens that is optically better than any of the 3rd party lenses, and is at least of the same price (better if cheaper)?

Vulpix0r => Me. May be getting the 70-300 IS though. It's (sadly) an option not provided by 3rd party manufacturers.
 

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unseen said:
I think that doesn't matter. What So what if it's the better ones amongst the 3rd party manufacturers? For the same amount of money, you can either get a good 3rd party lens or a crap original manufacturer lens. I'll settle for the good ones anyday.

I mean, frankly, name me a original manufacturer lens that is optically better than any of the 3rd party lenses, and is at least of the same price (better if cheaper)?

Vulpix0r => Me. May be getting the 70-300 IS though. It's (sadly) an option not provided by 3rd party manufacturers.
If ONLY Sigma released a 70-300mm OS DG EX lens, I would buy that in a heartbeat! :lovegrin: Screw the overweight 80-400mm! :p
 

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me also a fan of tokina

as mentioned by others, they are built like a tank

i have 3 tokina lenses

• 17mm
• 28-70mm
• 80-200

waiting for the soon to be announced fisheye zoom
 

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jeryltan said:
If OEM lens cost the same as 3rd party, nobody will buy 3rd party liao ;) BTW, were you the one who wanted to buy my Tokina 100mm Macro or EF 70-300mm IS USM?
1st was the tokina.. end up i went to buy my own tokina 100mm...
Sadly I abused the lens straight up.. and the 1st major thing i did with it was a portrait session... kekeke...
then i when u mentioned u wanted to trade your 70-300is for a 70-200f4l, i cried.. coz that was exactly what I was looking for.. Sigh.. Ended up sold my 70-200 f4l and bought other stuff..

I'm awaiting the tokina fish eye zoom too..
and the 50-135 f2.8 - this is like the perfect portrait lens for me.. all major lengths covered... Then again, will wait at least 3 - 6 mths to see pple comment about it 1st..

LOL target setup for me, 18-50, 50-135, 70-300IS
 

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Couldn't afford a Nikkor 18-200 VR... :sweat:

So got a Sigma instead. Great value for money while I'm still in the infantile stage of learning...
 

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So how you find the Tokina 100mm Macro? Pretty good right? Bokeh is good.. Why did you sell the 70-200L f/4? Just curious 'cos I'm still thinking whether to trade..

unseen said:
1st was the tokina.. end up i went to buy my own tokina 100mm...
Sadly I abused the lens straight up.. and the 1st major thing i did with it was a portrait session... kekeke...
then i when u mentioned u wanted to trade your 70-300is for a 70-200f4l, i cried.. coz that was exactly what I was looking for.. Sigh.. Ended up sold my 70-200 f4l and bought other stuff..

I'm awaiting the tokina fish eye zoom too..
and the 50-135 f2.8 - this is like the perfect portrait lens for me.. all major lengths covered... Then again, will wait at least 3 - 6 mths to see pple comment about it 1st..

LOL target setup for me, 18-50, 50-135, 70-300IS
 

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