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Old May 19, 2006, 7:31 PM   #1
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which is a better lens for 18-200 zoom
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Old May 19, 2006, 8:14 PM   #2
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I would go with Tamron, based on personal experience. You are not likely to need it, but the Tamron has a 6 year US warranty.
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Old May 20, 2006, 4:13 PM   #3
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I would go with the Sigma, based on experience.

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Old May 21, 2006, 1:48 PM   #4
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For the ultimate in technical details try http://photodo.com/nav/prodindex.html

However bear in mind that it's the photographer makes the picture not then lens maker - I wonder if Ansel Adams worried who'd made his lenses :-)
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BartonFlyer wrote:
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For the ultimate in technical details try http://photodo.com/nav/prodindex.html
I'm sure it might help the original poster if the abovesite actually had tests forthe Sigma or Tamron18-200 lenses.

Tamron licenses the various mounts for which it makes lenses, and I hear Sigma reverse-engineers theres. This has caused some compatibility problems, but Sigma is good in taking care of problems.

I got the KM version of the 18-200 and am happy with it, but you'd probably be happy with either either the Sigma or Tamron as well.The Sigma version has a metal lens mount if that matters to you. But where ever you buy from, make sure they have a decent return policy should you need it.


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Old May 22, 2006, 11:11 PM   #6
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I would go with Tamron, based on personal experience. You are not likely to need it, but the Tamron has a 6 year US warranty.




cope why would you say you are not likely to need it ?
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Old May 23, 2006, 6:05 AM   #7
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I would go with Tamron, based on personal experience. You are not likely to need it, but the Tamron has a 6 year US warranty.




cope why would you say you are not likely to need it ?
Because in 30 years of photography, I have not needed the warranty on any lenses.
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Old May 24, 2006, 12:22 AM   #8
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sorry i thought you were refering to the size of lens, its true though i been in photography for about 30 years myself and has never had a warranty issue. just sad that i have been with minolta since the first 7000, and now they are gone :sad:

but thanks for the help
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Old May 25, 2006, 7:39 AM   #9
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You are quite right - sorry if I sent anyone off on a wild goose chase - however over at dyxum.com there are some comments about both lenses from KM users:

http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results.asp?IDLensType=3



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