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02-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
1) Doesn't this belong over in the LENS area?

2) How wide and how cheap, indeed? The 18-55 is the best for the money.

3) No indeed, go ahead and 'upgrade' -- keep PenHoya managers and stockholders happy.

You've missed out on an ultrawide deal. The Tamron 10-24 had a US$100 rebate until a month ago. At US$375 shipped it was the best bargain around. Otherwise, here's the horrible truth: AIN'T NO CHEAP WIDE ZOOMS. Cheapest widest prime is the Zenitar 16/2.8, mildly fishy, for under US$200. Everything else wider than 18mm just skyrockets from there. Bother.
It may have been a great deal at 375, but I found the quality to be poor. Sent back two lenses for extremely soft corners and went with the optically superior Sigma 10-20. rioRico, how was your Tamron?

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Sigma 10-20 all the way,,, best lens of the choices no contest.

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