opinions on lens brands...

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  1. spazmonkeyy

    spazmonkeyy TPF Noob!

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    Tamron vs. Sigma vs. Nikkor

    lets say a ballpark of 18-200mm

    +'s and -'s

    any help would be great.

    thanx yall

    (gonna be using on Nikon D40x)
     
  2. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The Nikon D40x does not have a built in autofocus motor. If you want to use autofocus, you need to have the motor in the lens. Such lenses are called AF-S by Nikon and HSM by Sigma. AFAIK, Tamron don't produce any such lenses. I'll let other people comment on the qualities of those lenses by Sigma and Nikon as I never used them.
     
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    Lens brands mean nothing. I've seen very good and shockingly bad lenses from each company.

    Though I must hand it to you, you managed to select a lens (18-200) that is shockingly bad from all three companies :p

    www.photozone.de has tests on lenses from many manufacturers. Pick a lens type you want and then investigate the option from each company. In this case the Nikkor 18-200 is a bit less crap then the other 2.
     

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