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Old Jan 14, 2010, 1:06 PM   #11
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i would not buy the superzooms (18-200, 18-270) etc unless you are willing to sacrifice some quality for convenience. in certain circumstances then yes, its a worthwhile tradeoff, but be sure you are willing to make that tradeoff.
I wouldn't knock either of those lenses.
I've used the Tamron 18-250mm with the Pentax K20d (only 3 weeks ago switched to Nikon) on most of the pictures you see here:
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That lens was ALL I USED for several months last summer.

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 1:24 PM   #12
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the 18-250 i've heard is quite abit better than 18-200 or even the newer 18-270 - but thats purely second hand info i dont have a superzoom of any kind
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 3:25 PM   #13
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the 18-250 i've heard is quite abit better than 18-200 or even the newer 18-270 - but thats purely second hand info i dont have a superzoom of any kind
The 18-250 is better than the 18-200, but seperate lenses of less ambitious zoom ranges will be better and cheaper. They'll just be less convenient.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 4:25 PM   #14
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I wouldn't knock either of those lenses.
I've used the Tamron 18-250mm with the Pentax K20d (only 3 weeks ago switched to Nikon) on most of the pictures you see here:
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/
That lens was ALL I USED for several months last summer.

Just my nickles worth...
i am not knocking them per se. just saying you do lose some image quality versus 2 smaller zooms at the gain of convenience, which makes sense due to the laws of physics of lens design.

but i may have phrased it a little too harshly as is often the case as i try going through my list of "new posts" in the morning lol.
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 5:41 PM   #15
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I have the Nikor 18-200mm VR lens for nearly 2 years now and I personally think it's a very nice lens.
In fact today I received a mail from Old Nickonions, with their winning photo of a monk in red, set against white roofs/bldgs and guess what the shot was taken with the Nikor 18-200VR. Have a look at it. Or you could do what I did, take your camera body to a shop and stand in the doorway and bang off a few shots with your chosen lenses. The second shop I went to, I left my wife as a hostage and went walk about with the 18-200, but before I bought it,I took my card home and looked at the pics on my P.C.having taken the lenses back first to get my wife back :-).I'm more than satisfied with it, as for me it beats lugging a batch of lenses around.(Been there done that) As we say over here it's horses for courses.
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200 is my personal preference
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