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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:21 AM   #21
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Plenty of great advice here, just to add that I've used the Tamron 18-250 a lot in the past year, and find it a very useful lens "out on the trail" when I can't be changing lenses. Considering the wide range, it does have fine IQ.
Also very pleased with the Pentax A 70-210. It's manual focus, but amazingly (to me) sharp even wide open, and great color quality.
Be sure to check out KEH.com for good deals on used lenses...
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 4:21 PM   #22
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Lots of options. Thanks!
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 8:10 AM   #23
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I own the older Sigma 28-105 f4 for just the light weight carry around medium zoom you describe. It can be had for under $100. It is amazingly responsive on my Kx. It weights next to nothing and focuses in decent light almost instantaneously.
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 1:09 PM   #24
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I see youve got a lot of hel pand great reccomendations.

I skimmed through and couldnt find a budget for your lens purchase. Perhaps you are lucky enough not to have one?


I just wanted to share my experiences with the tamron 28-200. This has been an excellent lens for variety.

Taking it into downtown DC I was able to get everything from macro shots to portraits and landscapes. At 28mm it is very crisp and wide and can definitely render you some great landscapes. Low light i have noticed it does not shine, all puns intended, but that is to be expected. I picked this up for 105 + shipping on ebay and its a workhorse. Very fine quality for portraits as well, seems very sharp up until 150 to my eyes

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Old Apr 8, 2010, 1:13 PM   #25
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Forgot to mention, this lens is very light weight and very compact at 28mm so its a great travelling lens and fits in even the smallest bags. when i say not good in low light, I generally mean that the auto focus tends to hunt a bit, but if this lens were any better I would have had to pay 5 times the amount for it :-D was a steal
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