Subject: Re: Tamron wants to thank you for being a loyal buyer
In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, PeterN
> >> Do they have four worth having?
> > yes
> Which ones.
90mm macro is a classic, with outstanding image quality. highly
recommended. the newer version is stabilized, while purists prefer the
180mm macro also a classic and also highly recommended.
28-75mm is inexpensive and excellent for the price, especially for aps.
200-500mm is also excellent.
they also have some duds. the 200-400mm is not very good.
> Some of the guys in my CC have them, and are satisfied. One
> was really thrilled with his Tamron 70-200, until I lent him my Nikon.
it's also less expensive than the nikon version.
> The cost of a Tamron is considerably less than a Tamron with the same
> focal length and max aperture.
so you say.
i'm quite sure the prices are much closer than you think, most likely
> A couple of the guys have APS C cameras,
only a couple? it must be a small camera club.
> And find them great for travel.
what about the ones who stay home?
> I personally the 150-600, and for focus tracking it felt slower than my
> 80-400. At Photo-Expo last year, I had a discussion with the Tamron
> sales reps, who finally agreed that it was indeed slow on my D800. But
> they insisted it worked well with the D800 earlier in the day. Yet One
> of my friends, who shoots with a Canon, never had an issue with it.
autofocus speeds are sometimes slower, but not overly so.
what matters is the image quality.