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Old Feb 16, 2011, 9:51 AM   #11
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Is Tamron 70-300mm VC better than Nikon 70-300mm VR?
The Tamron vignettes more, but it's a little sharper at 300mm and has less chromatic aberration.
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 12:31 PM   #12
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The Tamron vignettes more, but it's a little sharper at 300mm and has less chromatic aberration.
Will the Tamron's advantages over the Nikon's be noticeable when viewing photographs on 15.4" monitor (1920x1080) or only at 100 magnification?

eww, so hard to decide which is the bettter lens
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 2:11 PM   #13
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If you'll be downsampling all your images to 2MB, it doesn't make much difference. If you'll be printing 8x10s, and especially if you'll be shooting at the long end, I think you should get the tamron.
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 2:29 PM   #14
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Great! I now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks for continuing educating new comers
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I had the Nikkor 18-200mm VR for a year and it is a great walk-around lens.
I had the Tamron 18-270mm before that and like the Nikon version better.

Currently I'm using the Nikkor 18-100mm VR & 70-300mm VR and it blows away the former lenses.

I'm sure the new Tamron lenses are great but if you ever plan to sell the lenses, the Nikkor's will hold their value better. That has been true for me over the years as I'm always trying new lenses.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 3:10 AM   #16
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Reading your recent post makes me more happy for choosing the Nikon 18-105mm VR + 70-300mm VR route over the Nikon 18-200mm VRII - Tamron 18-270mm

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 7:27 AM   #17
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 8:51 AM   #18
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I found that trying out both with the same camera at the same settings the images were slightly better with the Tamron vs. Nikon. VC and VR should be turned off if you are using a monopod. Also, if you are shooting action shots then use 3D tracking. Both lenses have had their good reports and bad. I have found more that have not liked the Tamron and have gone with the Nikon as of late. It seems that with third party lenses there may be more clunkers than what Nikon produces. I really can't say as to how many are sold versus the other and that if Tamron or Sigma sells more than Nikon. I have Nikon lenses and Tamron lenses. I have been pleased with all of them. I also went with Tamron at the time due to price and rebate. The 18-270mm VC first version is a very nice walkaround lens for me.

As far as macro, I have yet to acquire one but Tokina does make a fine 100mm 2.8 macro.

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I use a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR as walkaround lens , this lens is in another league , it's sharp at all focals from f/4 ....



Here all have been taken with this lens :
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I'm now looking to get a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR to go with my other lenses listed in my sig.
Of course I have to sell my Zeiss Special Binoculars 8x30 B/GA I.F. Safari first...
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