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Old May 30, 2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Tamaron 19-35 for D100?

Opinions, please, on the Tamaron Af 19-35 to use on a Nikon D100. The $200 price is right and the one I saw in the flesh but did not try. It appeared to be of solid construction. The 28 I have used on my Nikkormats have served me well, so the 19 would be roughly the same as a 28 when used on a D100.
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Old May 30, 2003, 6:41 PM   #2
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If you read this thread on dpreview:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=5210657

You'll see that people like the Tokina with the same specs, if you are lucky enough to get the newer version. The older seems to be made by Cosina and isn't very good. The newer one is actually built by Tokina and people like that one a lot. The thread is very informative... I've kept a link to it because I might get that lens when I find I consistantly have the need for a wide angle lens. (Which I expect to happen.)

Sorry, but I can't say anything about the make you're thinking of.

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Old Jun 18, 2003, 9:35 AM   #3
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There are about five versions of these lenses in the market, the Tamron, Tokina, Quantaray, Vivitar (Series 1) and Phoenix. Most reports shown the Tamron is better rated than the other three, the focus ring on the Tokina is a little loose than the Tamron but not a major problem. I think the Quantaray, Vivitar and Phoenix are probably made by Tokina. For about less than $200, their perfomance are acceptable. If you're looking for a better performance, the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 will come in handy for a little more than $400, but you've got the Nikon lens. Cheers
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 1:32 PM   #4
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Don't rule out the Promaster 19-35mm. I had it and the Tamron side by side and the only difference was the grip patterns and logo printing. Everything else was identical. The Promaster cost slightly less and came with a 6 year warrenty (Tamron is 5 years). I bought the Promaster and it has performed very well.

tuanokc is right though, if you want the best, you can't beat the Nikon 19-35mm.
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Old Jun 20, 2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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uanokc,

one thing: nope for Quantaray made by Tokina. Quantaray made by Sigma as far I know Because I can see the glass almost same as Sigma. Ritz Camera person said that it made by Sigma.

Quantaray's glass is nice BUT body of lenses or motor for AF are worst. Cheap!

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Old Jul 3, 2003, 5:09 AM   #6
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Opinions, please, on the Tamaron Af 19-35 to use on a Nikon D100. The $200 price is right and the one I saw in the flesh but did not try. It appeared to be of solid construction. The 28 I have used on my Nikkormats have served me well, so the 19 would be roughly the same as a 28 when used on a D100.
I have a AFS 17-35 and use it frequently on my F100 and F5 (not ready for DSLR, yet). I also got a Tamron AF 19-35D for my N80. I found out that, compared with the AFS 17-35, the 19-35 is not as sharpe especially in the corners (judged by looking at slides on Velvia and Kodak E100VS). If you use the 19-35 on a D100, you might get better results because only the center portion of the image captured by the 19-35 will be recorded. Moreover, Tamron has a $20.00 for the 19-35, and, actually, you only pay $180.00. So, in general, for a lens of $180.00, I am very satisfied. By the way, the lens if not IF; but, the extension is very minimal. The lens barrel does not rotate, which is good for using a polarizer. I have only one complain, though, The lotus-type hood is too small and close to the filter thread. This means mounting and demounting a slim polarizer is, well, a little difficult. The Nikon 17-35 is better.

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I need to correct myself here. I will reedited my first post, but I wanted to mention it here. I said it was the Tamaron Af 19-35 that Bradford wanted to know about that people at dpreview liked. That is wrong. They liked the:
Tokina 3.5-4.5/19-35

The link I supplied it correct, though.

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I am using the Tamron(!) 19-35 with my CANON 10D and it works fine - considering the low price (Europe ~ Euro 230, America ..... B&H $ 199)




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Why not go for the Sigma 15-30 - it's pinsharp!
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I need to correct myself here. I will reedited my first post, but I wanted to mention it here. I said it was the Tamaron Af 19-35 that Bradford wanted to know about that people at dpreview liked. That is wrong. They liked the:
Tokina 3.5-4.5/19-35
Please see http://www.photographyreview.com/psc...0_3128crx.aspx
http://www.photographyreview.com/psc...0_3128crx.aspx
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