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  1. #1
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    Lens Recomendation

    I need a new lens for trips! Something 18-200 would do!
    What do you guys recomend?
    Around $300-$500.
    Any help would be great!
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

  2. #2
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    The TAMRON AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) falls right into the specifications you have presented. It offers the best in class performance ... and that is all she wrote. Click on the link and check it out.

    Have a safe and productive trip.
    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. #3
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    Well I WENT on a trip haha. Using a 17-50 for a trip is not the best of ideas lol. I was a good trip tho!
    sony A300
    tamron 17-50 2.8
    Sony SAL 11-18
    Sony 35 1.8

  4. #4
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    Lightbulb An extra thought ...

    The 18-250 is probably the best choice for a one lens solution, but I still would pocket a 50mm f/1.4, 1.7 or f/1.8 lens for those places where a flash is not going to work for you. The lens takes a minimum amount of space, yet is the widest aperture you are going to get.

    Good luck on your "next" trip, then, Brian.

    BTW: Here is another link written several years ago.

    and still another ... for some more discussion. Resources abound!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-08-2010 at 10:21 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

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