Need help deciding on secondary lens...

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  1. BrandonS

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    Hey all, I've spent the last 3 weeks or so reviewing products deciding what to get.

    I've decided on a Nikon D80 w/ a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. I also want to get an additional lense to bring in things if needed. I won't need it for low light so I'm not too terribly worried about the aperature on it.

    The three lenses I've been looking at are:
    Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD DI Macro 1:2
    Sigma 55-200 f/4-5.6 DC Zoom Lens
    Nikon 55-200 f/4-5.6G ED Lens

    I'm not sure which one would be the best as a secondary lense. I like the macro function of the Tamron, but it has some problems with color shadows, the Sigma seems to be a good middle ground, and Nikons has problems with distortion.

    Need help deciding. Thanks.
     
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    I'd go with Tamron, just because it's longer.
     
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    Please don't........

    Check out Photozone.de, a MUCH better review site!
     
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    well if your looking at the Tamron 70-300, why not check out the Sigma 70-300 Apo DG while your at it, i have it and am pleased with the results for the price.
     
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    I've got the 55-200VR and I love it. My birthday is next week and I think my wife is getting me the Tamaron 17-50 2.8. I can't wait!
     

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