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Old 02-13-2012, 07:49 AM
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Thanks a lot for all the advise. I guess, i try out the lens 1st before decide to buy them at nikon shop. Btw, someone did mention 17-70mm Sigma, any other 3rd party that can tag with D7000. The price is definately cheaper then nikon but quality might not as par as nikon lens. Any comment?

Wow the picture taken from 28-300mm look very stunning. I guess it much really depend on the photographer skill then the lens that give beautiful picture. Most of the timei would take at the wider (f 2.8-4) very seldom to take as high as 12 or more cause the picture taken is dark, probably due to small ISO and high shutter speed. And sometime with slower shutter speed, tender to get blur picture at smaller f... I guess need to use tripod for higher f probably...
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:02 AM
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I'm a big fan of my D7000 and a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 - it doesn't have such a versatile range.

But when I think I might need the zoom I take the lightweight Nikkor 70-300mm VR.

Pretty good combo if you ask me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks a lot for all the advise. I guess, i try out the lens 1st before decide to buy them at nikon shop. Btw, someone did mention 17-70mm Sigma, any other 3rd party that can tag with D7000. The price is definately cheaper then nikon but quality might not as par as nikon lens. Any comment?...
...in theory ..yyess. Good quality lenses do produce better, clean, sharp images ...if use correctly. However, it doesnt mean 3rd party lenses always produce lesser quality pix. I'm a big fan of Tamron. I strongly feel Tamron glass is one of the best ...much better than Sigma. But Tamron has some built issues ..thus, Sigma scores more on built.

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 ...is most loved by Nikon, Canon users ...its the best selling Tamron lens i believe. Something u shud consider..
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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I think the decision is depend on what you want.

If you want minimum lens change and bring minimum lens out, the answer should be Nikon 18-200 or Tamron 18-270. The wide and the tele end is a bit soft but still acceptable for general photography. I like the lens with only .5m minimum focus distance.

Tamron is another good lens. However you will need to leave with 17-50mm.

Nikon 70-300 VR, is a good lens, but also a lense need learning before able to effectively use the lens. One thing I don't like is its 1.5m minimum focusing distance. This is good enough to make you frequent lens changing.

Sigma is famous for its wide angle lens. Some of the Sigma lens do produce very good result.

(Assuming you are ok to shoot 5.6f and above) For me, I will get Nikon 18-200. Reason being I just need to bring 1 lense and it provide me a good zoom range up to 200. I normally use the image for slide show, facebook and print up to 8R. So I think the image quality is good enough. Just need to be aware when shooting on the wide and tele end. Tele end will see vignette. Not a bad thing.
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yeah...nice IQ from the T17-50mm but got built quality issue + sometimes got back focus problem...i have one b4...after a year,the zoom ring rosak...lucky futuromic provide 2 yrs warranty...
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I just bought one. I think it's a good lens ... visit www.dpreview.com if you wish to read the review
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