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01-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Help with a Lens Choice

I am trying to decide on wheather to buy a new Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 for $389.00 or bid on a used Tokina AF 28-70mm f2.8 AT-X 287 PRO SV lens that is on Ebay and is currently @ $135.00. I can't have both......my wife would kill me. Which is the better lens/deal. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. The Ebay item closes tomorrow.

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Go for the Tamron. My main walk-around lens, excellent "near-prime" quality, decent build quality, fast auto-focusing.

Here's one of MANY shots I've taken that make me go "wow" - 75mm @ f/4.5 -
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The Tamron is hard to beat in that price range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mapleleaf-Mick Quote
I am trying to decide on wheather to buy a new Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 for $389.00 or bid on a used Tokina AF 28-70mm f2.8 AT-X 287 PRO SV lens that is on Ebay and is currently @ $135.00. I can't have both......my wife would kill me. Which is the better lens/deal. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. The Ebay item closes tomorrow.
TAMRON........

TAMRON..............

TAMRON.......................


01-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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I concur, the Tamron is my main lens. Very nice bokeh, probably as sharp as a zoom in this range can get & very well built.
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I have seen several reports that the tamron is the absolute sharpest lens in the range.

I bought one at christmas and have been very happy with it.
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Tamron - no second thought. QC is very good and you can't beat the price. I bought it recently as a back up copy since no budget for da* 50-135

Ben, your powerful statement is overwhelming on a sunday morning here hehe
01-12-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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Not that you need me to say after all this, but... Tamron! It was my first lens, for my 1st D-SLR,
here's some of my first shots in available light.

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