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nikon d50 which lens

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by ftmftm, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. ftmftm

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    hi all, this is my first post, ive been looking on this site for a couple of months now and very keen to learn more. im after some advice, ive just bought an nikon d50 and the kit lens 18 - 55, im new to the slr game, i want another lens and been looking at Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI and a
    Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 MACRO Lens. my question is which one will be better for me, i want to take close ups and zoom pic's aswell, any help and advice would be welcome, thanks
     
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    Welcome.

    A Nikon user will be along shortly :)

    In the mean time there are plently of lens review sites around Fred Miranda is not a bad place to start.

    Not looked at reviews for your choices - initial thought is that extreme range zooms ie short to very long usually have compromises - so a medium to long zoom might be a better choice as you already have the kit lens range.
     
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    I agree with RobertP. I have also a Nikon D50 with the kit lens. I have got for myself a 70-300mm lens. If you have a 18-55mm lens and if you intend to get the 28-200mm lens, you might as well disposed of the kit lens since the other zoom would duplicate the kit lens. Just my two sens.
     
  4. ftmftm

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    thanks lads, what about these's
    Sigma 70-300mm for Nikon AF f4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro
    Sigma: 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II Lens
    Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro for Nikon
     
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    The Sigma APO is a cracking lens for the money - that's where my cash would go. I'd give the DG version a swerve if you can pick up a non-DG for less money.
     

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