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Old May 12, 2006, 1:19 PM   #1
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Decided to get a D50 body and opt for a better lens than the one that comes with the kit.

This will be my 1st DSLR and to be honest I don't know if there is much diff between these two lenses.

I have heard good things about Tamron lenses, are these a good choice for the D50?

Just wonder realistically if there is much diff between the 2 lenses as I plan on having 1 lens for a while before getting another 1 so flexibility may be an issue.

Are there pros & cons of each?

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Old May 12, 2006, 3:28 PM   #2
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Optically, the two lenses you mention aren't quite as good as the kit lens. Most superzooms suffer from distortion and/or softness at the extremes. Also, considering the crop factor, a 28-300 has the field of view of a 42-450 lens. This makes capturing wide landscapes and shooting indoors a bit more difficult. On the other hand the superzooms minimize the need to carry extra lenses and lessens the amount of dust that may find its way onto the sensor (that's minimize, not eliminate). So really the answer depends on what you will be shooting most of the time. Personally, the wide end is much more important than the tele end....its often easier to get closer to a subject than it is to move away from it. Also the kit lens is a great bargain, and coupled with the 55-200 you would have a package that's optically better, lightweight, and gives you just as much reach and gives you wide angle ability for roughly the same price as a superzoom.
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Old May 12, 2006, 8:49 PM   #3
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I use a Tamron 18-200mm XR lens on my D-50 most of the time, and I feel that it really works well, and minimizes lens changes. Here it is at 18mm.

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Old May 12, 2006, 8:50 PM   #4
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Here is that Tamron 18-200mm lens at 200mm.

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Old May 13, 2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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hi

i got the 28-80g kitlens

then found the tamron 28-200xr for 149 @ beach camera

im very satisfied








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