Lense for Nikon D50 question

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  1. IanRB

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    so i found a few great deals on a D50. One comes with the nikon 18mm-55mm lense and also comes with a nikon 70mm-300mm lense. And then theres a D50 that comes with the nikon 18mm-55mm and a Tamron 70-300mm.
    i dont really know too much about tamron lenses, how are they compared to nikon lenses and which deal would probably be a better one.

    oh and they are both very close in price so that isnt an issue
     
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    I am a Nikon person and would personally go with Nikon over Tamron any day. Nikon uses great glass. They are known for quality.
     
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    I also use a D50, and only use Sigma and Tamron lenses on it. I find Nikkor lenses to be far outside my budget; if i had a big budget i wouldn't have bought a D50 in the first place (!), and while Sigma and Tamron don't make pro-quality lenses that Nikkor makes, they have excellent lenses for amateurs, at below £400, which are often as good as Nikon's lenses, but less expensive.
     
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    Nikon make 2 70-300mm lenses. It's important to know which one specifically. To say one is better than the other, or one more expensive than the other is a false generalisation. Normally I'd point you to www.photozone.de But they haven't done a review or measurements on the 70-300 from Tamron.
     
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    A nikkor lens will generally have better build quality than a 3rd party lens, but the image quality should be the same. this isn't always true though, it could be better or worse.
     
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    the nikon lense is probably the cheaper one which i happen to have that runs at about 130ish. the tamron is very similar (assuming it is the cheaper lense) but i went with the nikkor because nikon has higher quality in my experience, and resell value is higher for nikon
     
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    i bought a tamron for my d50 and love it.
    Also own a sigma and a few from nikon
     

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