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Tokina or Tamron?

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  1. geofftelforduk

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    Guys, need your help again! Sorry!!

    If you where choosing between the following, which would you choose and why?

    Tamron 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 or Tokina 19-35mm f3.5-4.5!!

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Looking at the user reviews on Fred Miranda they're evenly matched, i'd go for the tamron myself. But i don't think there's much between them
     
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    Seany, thanks for that! Tamron was my gut instinct aswell!

    Do you reckon the Tamron with that range would be a reasonable every day lens?
     
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    Well it would be close to the classic 50mm at the long end. Which is the standard focal length lens for 35mm slr/full frame dslr shooters.

    I guess it's a little short for an "everyday" lens but thats really depend on what you shoot doesn't it:)

    Bottom line is, at that price you can't really make a mistake
     
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    i've been using a 20-40mm for a general everyday lens - I do find it a little bit short but it does the job. You just have to use your legs a little more.
     
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    What's your max budget?
     
  7. geofftelforduk

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    To be honest, either of the two mentioned would really be it cos I want to get something longer in the near future as well, and I dont really have alot too spend!!!

    What are ya thinkin off Radiohead?
     
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    A little more flexible, and an excellent lens, would be the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC at around £280 or so. Is that too much?

    Or, you could bite the bullet and go for something like an 18-200 now?
     
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    Radiohead! Yeah, I like the idea of a 18-200!! How does the quality of the wide end of the lens compare with a dedicated wide lens like the 19-35mm!!

    What price would you pay for a 18-200mm?
     

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