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06-01-2008, 07:34 PM   #16
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Thanks! You answered it for me.. heheh..

For the 2nd question..

Mine does not creep.. The zoom was actually well made..

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Thank you! Nothing is better than an actual test with pictures. You may have talked me into this lens. I have bought Tamron before (my macro) and I am very pleased. Heck, I think even my Pentax 18-250 is essentially a Tamron.
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Heheh.. When I thought of getting an ultra zoom.. I was actually leaning on the Tamron as I think they are one and the same.. Well except for the coating maybe and some minor things.. heheh.. Additioanl pics.. This one was actually overexposed so I turned it to sepia.. so far works for me..

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OK you talked me into it. I just ordered the Tamron from B&H. It will be my fast aperture baseline zoom. I think my kit is complete now. Actually, I think the only reason I will keep my 18-250 is because that is my long-reach zoom.

I just realized something else I didn't like about the DA* 16-50. I couldn't put my finger on it, until I started looking at the pictures of the Tamron lens. On the DA*, the zoom ring is small and the focus ring is large. It is just the opposite on the Tamron. I don't do alot of manual focus, and I thought it was a bit uncomfortable to swing the small ring on the DA* with my larger hands.

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Wow! Good thing this set of pictures did help you to decide to get one.. heheheheh..
We have the same thing going on.. I am actually considering the DA 18-250 to be my tele..
Hahaha
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Djey. I see yours is prone to a touch of vignetting too. So i'm not crazy?
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Ahahah.. The vignetting part is actually a feature in Lightroom I usually use.. For me sometimes it adds more drama to the pic..
Just personal taste..
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