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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    nikon d7100 and new tamron 16 -300 di ii vc pzd macro

    hello i am totally new to the whole photography world so looking forward to using this site to learn something.My big question is what lens to buy for my nikon d7100 i am not a fanatic and probably would be called a traveller photographer so i would like a sort of one lens does most things option.I have heard of this new tamron lens coming out next month(16 - 300mm pzd macro) retail around $640. Would that do the nikon d7100 justice or vice versa ? I would appreciate your advice so i can get the right lens and start enjoying my new camera thanking you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Terra Australis Incognita
    Radio, as you no doubt guessed from the lack of response this forum is pretty slow these days. There's still regular posting in the Nikon picture of the day thread if you want to join in posting your photos there - but I'm not sure you'll get a response to your question here.

    The forum owner (Jeff) just kept this site open out of kindness when he moved over to DPReview. His final post more or less is reproduced below.

    Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera reviewed -- my final review!
    I've posted my review of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a compact ultra zoom powered by the Android operating system.

    This is the final article that I'll be posting on DCResource. As I announced on December 17th, I will moving over to Digital Photography Review in February, and this website will be "frozen in time" on January 1st, 2013.

    Thanks to the hundreds of people who sent nice notes about how much they appreciated my work here. I'm glad I was able to help you find the right camera -- sometimes on several occasions. I hope you'll follow me over to my new home!
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by radiodread View Post
    I have heard of this new tamron lens coming out next month(16 - 300mm pzd macro) retail around $640.
    I'm not a big fan of large zoom lenses. Once you get over about 5x (where the long end is more than 5x longer than the short end) you tend to see plenty of optical compromises. The lens you are talking about is an 18x lens!
    My advice would be to buy a camera with a twin lens kit consisting of a 18-55 and a 55-200. Those two lenses will cover most of your needs for general and travel photography and I'm sure will both be optically better than anything with as much range as the Tamron you mentioned.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Neither am I a fan of ultra zoom lens. It sounds ideal as an all-purpose lens until you have to use one in challenging circumstances such as in low light.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Upstate NY USA
    If you buy it with the Kit lens and not just a body only, a moderate reach zoom would fill the bill better and give you better quality pictures. I have the D7100 and use it with the Tamron 70-300 DI VC USD most of the time. Check out some of my postings in the DSLR pic of the Day thread. Will post some pics from a recent baseball game tomorrow.
    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Monterey Bay
    Radiodred, Welcome to the DCRP. We are a small, but enthusiastic lot.

    Like K1W1 most of the members here use lenses that match the cameras capability. Falconest has the most experience (and great success) with the D7100, so you might want to follow his lead. The 18-55 VR kit lens gets pretty good ratings, and if you take a look at some of Falcons results with the Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD it is quite impressive. Both of these lenses would cost less than the 16-300, with probable superior results. I haven't seen a review of the 16-300, but unless they have made an unbelievable breakthrough the 2 lens approach will probably serve you better. That is the idea behind a changeable lens camera.

    Down the road maybe cash-out the 401K and buy the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 (around $4K for the pair). More or less the ultimate 2 lens zoom kit.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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