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Old Aug 9, 2012, 5:32 PM   #1
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I recently acquired this lens even though the Dynax ratings were on the low side. After a week of using it I feel that it's a darn good walk around and very sharp at all focal lengths and f stops. I do not have the adaptall version as mine was made expressly for the Minolta Maxxum series of cameras. Do any of you happen to have experience with this lens? I think that it was a great find for $50.00.
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Tamron makes some very good lenses. I don't have that one, but I bought the 28-300 a few years ago. It too is sharp at all focal lengths and f stops. It stays on my camera most of the time. You got a great deal.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 4:29 AM   #3
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It's hard to go wrong for $50. Good luck with it.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 4:15 PM   #4
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I recently acquired this lens even though the Dynax ratings were on the low side. ....
I often think these "boffins" are too critical when donig lens testing > expecting every lens to be of "professional" quality when created / aimed priced for the everyday-commercial user

As you know I'm using both Panasonic & recently the Fuji X-s1 > both with small sensors, yet I am able to print nicely sharp 20" x 30" prints ~ supposedly impossible from a small sensor

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Old Aug 10, 2012, 5:00 PM   #5
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Thanks to all for your comments. I have found that 28mm f.l. wide open is not quite as sharp as at one stop up. I like more D.O.F. so I rarely shoot any lens wide open.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 2:12 PM   #6
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$50 for a walking around lens is a really good deal. I am sure you will find a lot of use for it. Good luck shooting!

I have a cheap Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DL Macro. Kind of slow in focusing and hunts a bit in low light. I bought it form Ebay for $40 shipped. Here are some indoor test shots with my Sony A200, 1/125, F/8, bounce flash with a Sony HVL-F42AM. What do you think? Is it worth $40?
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For $50, yeah that's worth it as long as it works.

WCKSer, looks sharp enough for me. I'd say that a well spent $40.

I've had good experiences with all the Tamron lenses I've used.
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WCKser, if you need to sell that Sigma, send me a private message. That thing is really nice.
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