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mtclimber Apr 18, 2006 11:57 PM

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Purely as an experiment, when I was picking up a prescription this afternoon, I took this existing light photo of my friend Deanwith my Nikon D-50 equipped withmy Tamron 18-200mm XR Di II lens. The lighting was terrible because it was all overhead flourescent lighting. The exposuure was 1/200th at F 7.1 with the ISO set to 1600.


zygh Apr 19, 2006 3:39 AM

not bad, mtclimber. the tamron's not a bad lens. i can hardly wait for my sigma to arrive. then i'll post some pics too. :G

tommysdad Apr 19, 2006 4:07 PM

Thats an impressive low light shot MT.I have been following this thread and have found it very helpful.

Can anyone verify that the Tamron 18-200 has more reach than the Sigma 18-200



mtclimber Apr 19, 2006 4:37 PM


I don't own the Sigma 18-200mm lens. Zygh is waiting for delivery of his Sigma so perhaps he can offer some insight on the Sigma 18-200mm lens.

In using the Tamron 18-200mm XR Di II lens I feel that it gives me a full 200mm after comparing its performance to the Nikkor 55-200mm lens.


tommysdad Apr 19, 2006 4:59 PM

Thanks for the quickreply MT.I`m swaying towards the Tamron on the strength of your test shots.My used Tamron 28-200 feels like its going to fall apart sometime soon.I definately need a replacementand I have the money for the Tamron 18-200at the present UK price of £250.My 12-24 will have to wait.

Thanks again


mtclimber Apr 19, 2006 5:17 PM

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I think that you will be very pleased with the Tamron 18-200mm XR Di II lens. I know that I am. Here is is another sample from that lens.


tommysdad Apr 19, 2006 7:45 PM

Thanks MT ,thats nice and sharp at the 200mm.Its good that I can see comparison shots to help me make a choice.Thank you for posting all the test shots.


Mare Apr 24, 2006 2:29 PM

Nice shots, MT. Love the birds. That Tamron looks like a sweet deal!


mtclimber Apr 25, 2006 12:09 PM

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Yes, I am pleased with the Tamron 18-200mm lens on my D-50. It is a nice all in one lens solution. Here is another sample using the wide angle portion of the lens with a bit of exposure compensation.


zygh Apr 25, 2006 1:50 PM

Uuuh, nice one, mtclimber!

What shutter speed and aperture did you use to take this photo?

My Sigma 18-200 is on the way. I can't wait to start posting some shots with it! :D

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