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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    I knew Don was going to pick on the kit lens. LOL he has me ashame to say I used it in my pictures. LOL I know he is right because I have seen side by side tests. I have two new lenses on my Christmas list both Tamron one is the 90 mm Macro and the other is the 17-50mm f/2.8.
    Frank

    PS Don must have stock in Tamron. LOL
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
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    Frank ... honestly, I just want everyone to shoot better. The TAMRON does it with the least amount of coin-outlay, for the SONY DSLR. Are you really going to fight with that fact?

    Believe me, SONY will certainly take your money for the Carl Zeiss lenses ... after posting a 3.3 Billion dollar loss with PS3. Woo-boy! That's like seriously messed up. It cost them more to make the PS3 than it actually sells for, by almost 50%. Unfortunately, market pressures won't allow it to sell for more ... so they took the loss.

    I'm not saying the Zeiss-stuff does not work well ... hardly ... but, if I can get really acceptable stuff from a lower cost lens ... darn tootin'! I shoot TAMRON because I like them and they work well. That 6-year manufacturer's warranty does not strike me as unappealing, either. Zeiss lenses start at $650 and go up from there, easily $1000-1300 for most of their lenses. The TAMRON price list is signifcantly less ... averaging $400, and still delivering a great image.

    Make mine TAMRON ... I like hearing that jingle in my pocket, afterwards.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 06-27-2008 at 09:31 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,562
    You have me sold. There is no fight to be had the proof is in the pictures. I bought my first Tamron because of you and I love the lens. I only wish I knew before I got my kit lens because I would have got the Tamron from the start. It would have cost a little more but it would be have been worth it. Then I could have asked Sony for the Flagship. LOL Don maybe Tamron can start sending you lenses so you can test.
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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