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03-24-2008, 02:32 AM   #16
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I'm pretty happy with my Tamron lens. It is not the high end style of the tamrons. It is a $200 lens, but it does fine for what I need it for. I can't complain other than I should have shopped around a little more and maybe spent $100 more and got a little better quality(step up) Tamron that was 18-200. That said, I would buy Tamron again. I think my next purchase will be the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 I need another lens for indoors.

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actually I thought my tamaron cost more than the the 89 it does as I got it in a kit and didn't check the price I notice its the cheapest lens tamaron make and for a nikon the same lens costs 120 . I certainly would have bought it anyhow as I need such a lens but don't have the money for a more exspensive one and if the problems are mainly at 200-300 well thats not a huge problem as I was after a 300 mm lens and with the 1.5 crop factor at 200 mm the lens delivers 300 mm anyhow the extra range to 450 mm is a bonus really
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No, 200mm is 200mm.

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oh yes you are perfectly correct it was at 300 mm so you say that up to 200 its better

well thats ok because its really at 300mm when set to 200mm due to the crop factor of the K10D
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
No, 200mm is 200mm.
well yes technically (I'm new to this scenario just please my lens is a 450mm on my camera) what I'm saying is I wanted a 300 mm lens and as at 200 mm the lens give the same effect of a 300 mm then I'm fairly happy as it seems problems begin at 200 mm (on the lens) is this anything to do with the macro abilities ?

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IF you are comparing the FOV to a 300mm on a 35mm Film camera, but to just say "200mm gives the same effect of a 300mm" is wrong. I just like to clear things up because new folks easily get confused with this crop factor nonsense. It ONLY helps when comparing FOV with 35mm film cameras. In no time at all, you'll get used to what different focal lengths give you on YOUR camera, and not care about the 1.5x nonsense.
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
IF you are comparing the FOV to a 300mm on a 35mm Film camera, but to just say "200mm gives the same effect of a 300mm" is wrong. I just like to clear things up because new folks easily get confused with this crop factor nonsense. It ONLY helps when comparing FOV with 35mm film cameras. In no time at all, you'll get used to what different focal lengths give you on YOUR camera, and not care about the 1.5x nonsense.
well I am one of said confused newbies having got the camera 1 week ago and realized last night whilst comparing pictures that my 300 mm tamaron on my K10D is giving a closer up shot than my fuji bridge camera set too 300 mm (135 equiv. of course)
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