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Old 05-19-2011, 07:27 PM  
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Tamron vs. Sigma

hey all, looking for thoughts on what you think is a better lens,
Tamron or Sigma ?
this will be an 18-200mm on a Nikon D80.

or if theres another at a decent price let me know
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:32 PM  
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Ritz Camera sold Tamron and Tamron may have made the Ritz line of lenses. My friend worked for Ritz and hated those cheap lenses. Tokd me one zoom lens actually had a noticeable sag when extended.

I could email him for advice on lenses. While no longer in sales he teaches and writes about photography. Might take a day but let me know.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:41 PM  
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that would be awesome, Thank you..

Id like to get the Nikon lens, but I cant afford it, lol

EDIT:
Im not pro, not even close, I just shot pictures of 4wheeling, for me, I dont sell the pictures, they are just for me, and posting a few on forums, so right now Im not needing a "professional" quaility lens
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:32 PM  
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I'll email him immediately and post the result in your thread. Even a novice doesn't want a saggy zoom.

Did you try looking at B&H Camera? I've dealt with them often and they're honest.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:04 AM  
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I'll email him immediately and post the result in your thread. Even a novice doesn't want a saggy zoom.

Did you try looking at B&H Camera? I've dealt with them often and they're honest.
I have looked at them online, not sure if they have a store here in Denver.
I thought that both the Tamron and the Sigma have that image stabilizer thing, Im probley wrong, lol maybe thats why they are so much less.

Yes please post up your findings, I really appreciate it
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:03 PM  
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Glad I asked him, I'd reversed the two brand names. Here's his comments.

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tamron over sigma hands down. sigma's money does NOT go into lens quality, it goes into ADVERTISING...that is why everybody knows of them. used to be they always bought the most expensive pages in all of the photo mags...back cover, inside back cover, where the staples meet the seam. they are vastly inconsistent, i even had a student once with a fixed focal length that was a sigma and it was more than acceptably sharp. but i put sigma and quantaray in the same boat...junk. when students show up with one of them it is good as it prompts a discussion on lens quality. NO PROFESSIONAL WORKS WITH SIGMA. NONE.

of all the independent lens manufacturers tamron is the best; i don't know about now but they used to be among the sturdiest as well...

tokina would come after tamron.

more junk: kitstar, zygor, makinar, soligar, promaster, albinar, samagon, cosina, etc.
He does know lenses.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:52 PM  
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awesome, Thank you so much for doing that
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:01 PM  
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Glad to help. Sometimes reviews are very useful too but watch out for stuff like 3 or 4 reviews all sounding much alike.

B&H is out of NYC, no Denver office unless they've changed drastically.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:08 PM  
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Ive been watching Pricewatch 18-200 at Pricewatch - Lowest prices, Sales | Page 1

but B&H seems to have the same price: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) AF014C700 B&H
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:45 AM  
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If it helps any I have a Tamron 28-300 with VC (Image Stabilization). I'm on a Canon body but that shouldn't make much difference. The quality of the lens is very good for the price. It is not super sharp like a Canon lens would be, but for my needs it does the job nicely. Here is a sample image I took at the full 300mm. I did not resize it so you can get an idea of how it looks at 100%

http://www.tritechcomputers.net/sample.jpg
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