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Old Jul 7, 2011, 4:49 PM   #11
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they are not bad, and not to expensive. It is a good uwa MF lens.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:04 PM   #12
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what type of photography do you like to shoot do. And on your trip, will 85mm be long enough for your type of shooting. I would look through you photo library and see how often you went past 85mm.

One reason I would go with the tamron 18-270 lens for my canon was that I did find myself shoot past 135mm on a 35mm eq. So the 15-85 was not as good a fit for my shooting style.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:08 PM   #13
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we will spend at least 1 week around and on Alpine mountains...so both wide and tele will be good to have i guess
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:17 PM   #14
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Yeah, having both would be good for what you plan to visit. Though allot are against megazoom lenses, the tamron 18-270 is a top seller because it is a good compromise of convenience and performance. It is a pretty good lens, just a bit more distortion on the 270mm end, but not to bad.

I motorcycled from the Alps and down toward the Pyrenees, that was when I realized, having a megazoom with some shot comings was worth it. Switching lenses on a bike was not ideal. And I missed some shots trying to change lenses. The trade off on the long end was worth it.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:52 PM   #15
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just trying to be sure we are talking about the same lens, there are different 18-270 Tamron lenses:

- Tamron AF 18-270/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD for Canon
- Tamron AF 18-270/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD IF Macro for Canon (Aspherical?)

which one are you talking about?
also, the same lens for Nikon, for example nikon d5100, is it as good as the canon's?
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:54 PM   #16
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The PZ is the newer one, it focus faster. The older one does 1:3 macro, and it pretty good. The test show the older one to be a bit sharper then the PZ. I like the older one, but really did not have much of a chance to play with the new PZ one. The older one is less money also.
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Check out the blur charts at Slrgear.com I wouldn't use the superzooms.
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While superzoom lenses are convenient, none are as good as multiple lenses of less ambitious zoom ranges. And the superzoom lenses are often more expensive.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 3:04 PM   #19
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There are times for compromises. Something the time to need to switch lenses will cause you to miss the shot when traveling. There is a time and place for both options, like there is no prefect camera, there is no perfect lens setup. You pick the one that meets most of the needs.
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hi again

I rushed down to ONOFF.se today and observed that they had 25% discount on everything in the shop! so I without any hesitation bought the best camera/lens combination they had in the store lol.... I bought a D7000 + 18-105 VR lens for about $1400 and I am sure it was a great deal considering the prices here in sweden... They also had Canon 7D which also had 25% discound on, but they didn't have any lenses for it...
I hope i have made a correct decistion. D7000 DOES have a minor grip compared to 60D, but i can see that it is built more robust. I really liked the grip of 60D, and 7D grip is even better. My girlfriend might have a different opinion.

I also bought a Kenko Pro1 Digital UV filter 67 mm... I don't know if i really need this, as cost me $55 ... do I really need this? please guide me on this...

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