A&P Got a tamron 18-200 super zoom

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1.8, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. 1.8

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    The lens gets mixed reviews online, but for $140 after mslive cash back, I figured it was worth looking into.

    Pros:
    - epic range
    - compact
    - built well
    - vivid color reproduction

    Cons:
    - slow
    - loud af
    - really bad af in the dark
    - no IS

    All in all the IQ seems decent enough. Not the sharpest but not bad either. If you need a cheap walk around lens for outside you should buy it.

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  2. alexromo

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    damnnnn thats cheap
     
  3. 1.8

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    It really is. I haven't used the lens a ton yet but it seems fairly decent all things considered. It's no L glass but for $140 brand new... The pics are obviously a lot better than the kit lens at least ;)
     
  4. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    why must you all bash the kit lens? I know it's crap, but it's all i can afford right now. :wtc:
     
  5. 1.8

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    Sell it on ebay and buy a 50mm f1.8 :cool:
     
  6. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    I could sell some chump my broken-autofocus 35-80 f/4... think that would pull in enough? :hsugh:
     
  7. 1.8

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    I dunno sell both of them or something. The kit lens is seriously stressful.
     
  8. wizeguy4

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    I have the sigma 18-200 OS and I think it is a great lens. I dont take pictures with the intention of making great well compsed award winning images. I take pictures of my children and their activities.
     
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    so how can i buy a lens that cheap?/
     
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    How can he buy?
     
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    the ebay/ live dot com rebate thing has been reposted more than goatse and tubgirl together and you somehow missed them?
     
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    yeah :(
     
  13. 1.8

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    I have been playing with the lens some more and I'm starting to think it's not sharp enough.
     
  14. 1.8

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    OK I put it on ebay. The cheap lens was good times but I need sharper and faster glass :)
     

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