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Old Dec 28, 2005, 7:39 AM   #1
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Being a beginning photographer and owning a 300D I purchased the Quantaray 28-200 as a cheap zoom lense. I've owned the Canon 75-300 F5.6 and was not incredibly pleased with it as well. I understand that for 200 dollars I'm not going to get great quality but this Quantaray I'm kind of iffy about. It focuses well outdoors and turns out some pretty good pictures.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Some of the complaints for the price being that it did not focus well in low light (obviously) and that there was quality loss near the edges of the frame (I haven't noticed that in some of my test shots).

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"My question is...is this as good as it gets for around 200-300 dollars for a 28-200 telephoto or are their better options out there? Thanks for the help guys and gals.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 8:02 AM   #2
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Also, one of the things I did like about it was the depth of field was a little shallower than the kit lense and other lenses that I've owned. Are the Canon or Sigma lenses in this range going to be any better for me or am I going to have these problems with any lense in this price range?
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 7:44 PM   #3
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If your looking for a "do it all" zoom, take a look at the Tamron 18-200 zoom.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05...n_18-200mm.asp

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Old Dec 29, 2005, 9:11 PM   #4
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The depth of field isn't going to be affected by the quality of the lens.

The depth of field is affected by a the distance you are away from your subject, the focal length of the lens and the aperture.

Closer to subject = greater depth of field

Narrower aperture = greater depth of dield

Shorterfocal length= greater depth of field

Your kit lens should give you pretty good depth of field if your subject is close to you, and you use a narrower aperture.

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Old Dec 29, 2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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I would go with the Sigma 18-200mm lens instead. Do a search in this forum...you'll see a bunch of links of reviews and comparisons with the Tamron.

Here's one comparing the Sigma 18-125mm vs Sigma 18-200mm vs Tamron 18-200mm

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=13016648


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Reviews:

http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/...fm?test_id=365

http://dcresource.com/forums/showthr...amp;highlight= style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff88"18-200
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