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12-22-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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I was looking for my next purchase and came across this http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?ProductID=AF061P700&cid=19&mfg=Tamron[/

I know it is a megazoom and its not the fastest lens out there but as a walk around lens on vacation i think it may be a good solution along with my 10-17 and the 28-75 f2.8 for night shots but was wondering if anyone has info first hand knowledge

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From what I understand, it is not as good as the 18-250.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
I was looking for my next purchase and came across this http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?ProductID=AF061P700&cid=19&mfg=Tamron[/

I know it is a megazoom and its not the fastest lens out there but as a walk around lens on vacation i think it may be a good solution along with my 10-17 and the 28-75 f2.8 for night shots but was wondering if anyone has info first hand knowledge
Not a very satisfactory lens, according to the reviews. The Tamron/Pentax 18-250, on the other hand, reviews very well indeed.

My personal choice of lenses (see signature) means that I do change lenses. This afternoon my wife and I are going walkabout at a local lake, and I will be taking only the DA's and the k10d. The lens that is mounted for starters is the 16-50. I will put on the 12-24 if I find a shot that needs a wider field of view. I don't know why I am taking the 50-135, but will probably need it if I don't.
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Hello, gokenin!
I am a strange person who likes superzooms AND want to get very sharp pics... So I've read all I could about these things. The 28-300 is not the best in shapness at all... Actually it's rather soft. Epsecially at 200-300.
The 28-200 (first model, 71D only) was VERY sharp (I own it and it's very good at that). Other 28-200 and 28-300 are not sharp at all So you'd better get 18-250 which seems to be very good!

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well looks like i will be staying with the multi-lens approach to things i wouldnt be gaining alot of range with the 18-250 over my current max with the 50-200 will just have to keep looking for a decent fixed lens in the 300+ range ,unless i get the baby sigma or the big sigma otherwise will just keep looking at primes to add
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Really appreciate the knowledge of the posters on this group. It has saved me a lot of money and a lot of time.
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