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  1. #21
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    I whole-heartedly agree with your estimation of the 28-300 Di. The best part of that lens is its compact quality ... but, that is where it ends. It was designed before the 18-200 Di-II ... which is an improvement ... but, the real working design is the 18-250 Di-II, hands-down. If you get a chance, check one out and BE AMAZED at the improved capability.
    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

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    so anyone looking for a cheap zoom in Canada?
    go to Blacks and get the 75-300mm for $129 CAD: http://blackphotostore.com/english/p...l.asp?sku=3306
    I think I've seen that lens on sale for big discounts quite a bit, especially these days. Like most 75-300's, it's one of those lenses specifically carried by retailers to be "upsell lenses"... where they try to get you to add one more item for $100-150 to increase their commissions without telling you that once you use it, you will suddenly understand why it was so cheap...

    Nikon: D300, D700, Nikkor: 24-70, 70-200, 70-300/VR, 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4G, 60/2.8G, 180/2.8,
    Sigma: 10-20, 50-150/2.8, 50/2.8, Tamron: 17-50/2.8, 28-75/2.8, Tokina: 12-24, Zeiss: 25/2.8
    Olympus: E-520, E-3, 7-14, 9-18, 11-22, 12-60, 14-35/2, 14-54, 35-100/2, 50-200, 25/2.8, 35/3.5, 50/2
    Panasonic: G1, Leica: 14-50, 14-150, 25/1.4
    Sony: A700, A900, 24-85, 35-70, 70-210/4, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 50/2.8, T 90 macro, Zeiss: 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8
    P&S: Canon S90, Panasonic: LX3


  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Look, I'll be honest, Ernest ... I have had some serious back-focus issues will my older lenses, that I do not get (other than with SIGMA) with most of the newer ones. This Quality Assurance (QA) issue could vary from lens to lens, but these have not been played with or dropped. They are responding the way they have for years.
    Don,
    I've got nine "old" Minolta lenses and none of them suffer from front/back focus.
    Peter

  4. #24
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    Trade ya! LOL

    Eventually, none of mine will, either. Unfortunately, I am not alone with these issues. On other forum boards, I have become aware of many users of the 28mm and 24 mm complaining of the same issue.
    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

  5. #25
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    Okay, here is a comparison thread, for your edification. I hope this helps explain my ... point of view
    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

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