Id like to get the Nikon lens, but I cant afford it, lol
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
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
Glad I asked him, I'd reversed the two brand names. Here's his comments.
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.
I'll believe corporations are persons when Texas executes one.: LBJ's Ghost
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%