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Posted: 9/22/2016 4:28:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2016 4:31:06 PM EDT by mth74]
How are Tamron lenses And the Sigma lenses for Nikon cameras.





Thanks
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Originally Posted By fish223:

Do you have a particular lens that interests you?

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Just looking at some of the camera bundles that Walmart has online.I know some of the accessories are junk I'm just looking at the camera and lenses.
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I'm very happy with the Tokina 11-16. That lens gets great reviews as an amazing wide angle, particularly when you consider the cost. Example:
Silo Starstack 2016-03-29 by FredMan, on Flickr

The Tamron 150-600 is a pretty good lens, but it does have some softness. Again, for the price, it's hard to beat for the focal length.
DSC_8464-Moon160116 by FredMan, on Flickr

And while it's no telescope, you can get some pretty distant subjects.
DSC_0100-Jupiter by FredMan, on Flickr

I don't have any experience with either company's other offering. But, if you want wide look at the Tokina, and if you want long, look at the Tamron.
Link Posted: 9/25/2016 1:04:58 AM EDT
I have a Tamron 16-300mm 3.5-6.3 zoom for my Nikon D7100. Works OK for me. I bought this lens because it was lighter than the Nikon version and cheaper. I also have the Nikon 18-200, which the Tamron replaced. You just have to remember to adjust the ISO one notch higher when shooting in low-light.

People say there is lots of distortion in the Tamron from 200-300, but for me that doesn't matter because where I shoot there is a clutter background already. I have been told that Lightroom and Photoshop has fixes for this problem.
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Just as an example, here's a before and after post-processing with the 150-600:

Before, cropped only. The haze is just that, some thin high cloud cover.
DSC_8887-Moon160125-NoPost by FredMan, on Flickr

And the same frame after some fiddlin'.
DSC_8887-Moon160125 by FredMan, on Flickr

My point is that that post work can do some very good, as long as you have something to work with.
Link Posted: 9/28/2016 10:50:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2016 10:53:23 PM EDT by ZekeMenuar]
Originally Posted By mth74:
How are Tamron lenses And the Sigma lenses for Nikon cameras.
Thanks
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I've read on the web that you need to make sure you get a good one. Sometimes Sigma et.al. lets out a clunker.

As soon as the check clears I'm taking a chance on the lens. Sigma 17mm-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
I've read good things about this lens. It should be a huge leap over the Nikon 18-55.

I'll let you all know what I think of it.

I've got money budgeted for one or two more lenses. The Tamzooka is on the list. So is the Tokina 11-16.
Sometimes having too many choices isn't a good thing
Link Posted: 9/28/2016 11:53:32 PM EDT
The new Sigma lines compete with or beat comparable Nikon lenses at a lower cost.

They just announced 3 kick ass lenses. The 85mm 1.4 is proabbly the most anticipated 3rd party lens ever.

And a 500mm f4 for 6K?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5823614167/sigma-adds-lenses-to-its-global-vision-line
Link Posted: 9/29/2016 12:01:37 AM EDT
Lens 1
Lens 2



What about those two?
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Something better for the money the reason it went?
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Eventually the Nikon went byebye as well for reasons
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Why did you get rid of the 70-200? Was it the VRII version?

It's on my short list along with a couple other 70-200 lenses

The Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC just got bumped to #1 on the short list.
It seems the interweb holds it in high regard,
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I had the sigma, it was fine. Image quality, nothing wrong with it.

It's not weather sealed, and doesn't even have the little o-ring on the back to keep the dust down.

I found a smoking deal on a Nikon 70-200 and the sigma went byebye.

Eventually the Nikon went byebye as well for reasons
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Originally Posted By NEXT23:
Lens 1
Lens 2



What about those two?


I had the sigma, it was fine. Image quality, nothing wrong with it.

It's not weather sealed, and doesn't even have the little o-ring on the back to keep the dust down.

I found a smoking deal on a Nikon 70-200 and the sigma went byebye.

Eventually the Nikon went byebye as well for reasons



I would never let my 70-200VRII Fo.
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I have a friend who had the following lens, he ended up sending it back and got something different. Even using the AF fine tuning he never could get the focus worked out. I think he just got a bad copy as this lens has some good reviews.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/967344-REG/sigma_18_35mm_f1_8_dc_hsm.html
Link Posted: 10/15/2016 7:23:25 PM EDT
Here's an image from the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 VC Zoom. It's DX format.

1/60 f3.5 ISO 1/3200 sec. Straight outta da camera.
I had the poor taste to disturb Her Majesty

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Originally Posted By FredMan:
I'm very happy with the Tokina 11-16. That lens gets great reviews as an amazing wide angle, particularly when you consider the cost. Example:
<a href="https://flic.kr/p/ETV2L2" target="_blank">https://c6.staticflickr.com/2/1539/25529045333_ce5f0cb88b_b.jpg</a>Silo Starstack 2016-03-29 by FredMan, on Flickr

The Tamron 150-600 is a pretty good lens, but it does have some softness. Again, for the price, it's hard to beat for the focal length.
<a href="https://flic.kr/p/D3M5fN" target="_blank">https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1482/24316627762_e8c01d97bf_b.jpg</a>DSC_8464-Moon160116 by FredMan, on Flickr

And while it's no telescope, you can get some pretty distant subjects.
<a href="https://flic.kr/p/DTfXJF" target="_blank">https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1546/24865260775_a5663cbace_b.jpg</a>DSC_0100-Jupiter by FredMan, on Flickr

I don't have any experience with either company's other offering. But, if you want wide look at the Tokina, and if you want long, look at the Tamron.
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You took that Jupiter shot at 600mm? Or, did you use an extender? Either way, I am interested in your settings.
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You took that Jupiter shot at 600mm? Or, did you use an extender? Either way, I am interested in your settings.
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Yes, Jupiter was at 600mm with no extenders/teleconverters. It's not exactly a great shot, but it does show what you can do if the planets are in the right place.

EXIF is
1/100, F/8, ISO200.

Cropped from the native 6000x4000 to 800x800 pixels.
Link Posted: 10/17/2016 11:47:36 PM EDT
Got Tamron and Tokina lenses along with Nikon lenses. Really never had issues with the aftermarket ones. Yet to get a Sigma (thinking of the 200-500 for motorsports). Also a number of the Nikon branded "kit" lenses are made by Tamron.
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:


I'm gonna need you to provide at least one credible source for this claim.
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Originally Posted By Rob940:
Got Tamron and Tokina lenses along with Nikon lenses. Really never had issues with the aftermarket ones. Yet to get a Sigma (thinking of the 200-500 for motorsports). Also a number of the Nikon branded "kit" lenses are made by Tamron.


I'm gonna need you to provide at least one credible source for this claim.


My Tamron 70-300 I got with my D70 is 100% identical to the 70-300 Nikon of the same era other than the logo. The first time I heard it was on either Nikon Caf&eacute; or Nikonians. Wasn't the only lens model either from what was posted. If they still do it today I dunno.


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I would like to have a Sigma Bigma, but I would have to trade my truck.
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