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  1. #1
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    Anyone use tamron 18-200 lens or the sony 18-200 one?

    Anyone ever use this lens? a local shop has a real good deal on both of these wondering fi these are any good. Looking for a good fast all around everyday lens.
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

  2. #2
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    How much?

    It's an ok lens, the 18-250 is optically better, worth the price.
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    btw the 18-200mm or the 18-250mm are not fast lenses. but the 18-250mm Sony has faster AF compared to the Tamron!
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    Cool A lens is not just a lens

    Well ... I have an 18-200 (Canon-mount) that I cannot seem to get rid of. It is effectively new ... used for about two months and then retired to the box. I cannot recommend this lens since the 18-250 replaced it and with amazing results.

    Since you are deciding to move AHEAD with your photography, do waste your money on this one and just get the 18-250, if a one lens solution is what you desire. Your images will be of far more quality, for a reasonable initial cost ... and that, in my opinion, is what this is ALL about.

    Historically, the 28-200 f/3.8-5.6 (M.F.D. = 6.7 feet) had the market till around 2004
    Then, TAMRON released the first digital "all-in-one lens", the 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3
    The 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 was the next
    They released a 28-200 f/3.5-6.3 with a shorter MFD
    The replacement and improvement is the 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
    The latest is only available in Canon & Nikon ... the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC (built-in stability)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-23-2009 at 01:14 PM.
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    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.

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    yeah im leaning towards the sony one. i really want the tamron 17-50 but having trouble finding except for it online on a couple palces
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

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    i prolly never saw that one becuase its a canadian one lol
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

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    Dumb questions but is a canadian one any different?
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

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    no difference. U.S. and Canadian one both have U.S. warranty. Only Sigma has Canadian vs U.S. warranty!
    Last edited by Elisha; 05-23-2009 at 02:23 PM.
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  10. #10
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    oh dang thats a heck of a deal for that lens too. think ill pick that up then.
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

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