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Old Feb 20, 2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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for a all around lense. Im going to buy the K100 and my budget is tight so I was thinking to get this lense as all in one until I can afford thesomething nicer.Maybe in the middle of the year I can get some other lense. In the last 3 months ive bought two other cameras so the wife will murder me in my sleepif I buy anything else for a while.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 2:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

Tamron is good and so is the Sigma. There are different versions of each. The newest ones are with a 62mm front lens. The older versions have a 72mm front lens .

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Old Feb 20, 2007, 4:40 PM   #3
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which is the better lens or does it matter? I just ordered a silver Tamron in EX condition with hood and lens caps with the 72mm front threads. Any major difference in IQ of these lenses?
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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I have (actually had, just sold it along w/ my old *ist DL) the old film version of the Tamron 28-200mm ASP IF, and I was happy with the shots I got from it. I'm sure this will make a great all around lens for you.

Here's various shots with the lens, handheld with the first and second photos.





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Old Feb 21, 2007, 2:36 AM   #5
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Your pictures aren't loading on my maching, but I sure hope this is a good lens as it will be replacing my current walk-around lens, the Pentax F 35-105mm.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 4:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 8:46 PM   #7
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If it's anything like the Tamron 28-300, it'll be great. I have that one, and it covers the bases pretty well. I bought it for the same reasons you mention. I got a pretty good deal on it.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 9:55 PM   #8
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Got this lens today... I am very happy with the shots I got around the hospital room today (we just had a baby). I will post some test shots sometime this weekend or early next week. It's quite a nice piece of glass and a hefty little lens too!

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 6:08 PM   #9
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I have the XR film version, and I'm very happy with it. It serves the purpose it was meant for very well.
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