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08-29-2007, 07:41 AM   #16
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^ Good advice smcclelland, i enjoy using MF lenses for other things besides motorsport, and i could very easily go insane.

So I went to the camera shop today in my area, and they are a Tamron-only dealer. And they didn't have a Pentax mount Tamron 70-300 to show me. But he showed me a Promaster, saying that it's made by Tamron and they're exactly the same (i raised an eyebrow). I think it's a load of poop because why would it be the same quality and construction and cost less and Tamron not put there name on it? Smells fishy. At least there's more prestige w/ the Tamron name than 'Promaster'
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Never heard of Promaster unfortunately but I've generally stuck to the rule of keeping to the main roads of the known brands (Sigma and Tamron both have awesome warranties that really can't be beaten).
I have the Promaster 70-300, and while it might be surpassed by other lenses I got a lot of increased capability for a decent price...

These are a couple of crops from some of my practice shots with it:

the spider crop (100%) was handheld at minimum focus distance at 300 mm in macro mode.

the TV broadcast tower is 1.4 miles away, acceptable image quality for my purposes! 100% crop, tripod, 300mm.

Jim


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09-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #17
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Sigma 18-200m DC?

Thoughts?

I'm considering it for it's walk-about capability. Sometimes switching lenses is not prudent.
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I heard the 18-200 wasn't nearly as sharp as the 28-200
I am not sure where I saw that but just thought i'd pipe in

my 28-200 has worked great for a walk around lense
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I heard the 18-200 wasn't nearly as sharp as the 28-200
I am not sure where I saw that but just thought i'd pipe in

my 28-200 has worked great for a walk around lense

Hmm... I'll look that one up. That's just as good. Thanks

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