opinions on tamron 70-300?

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  1. doylie

    doylie TPF Noob!

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    someone recommended this lens to me for my D40 cause my 18-55 isn't cutting it. thoughts? anyone use it?
     
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    I have the Quantaray, which is a re-badged Tamron. The lens is OK, it works best in bright sunlight, once the light starts to drop off you see quite a loss in quality. It suffers pretty badly from purple fringing.

    It's OK for the money, but I wouldn't buy it again, I'd actually buy a Nikon 55-200 for not much more money, or shop for a used Nikon 70-300.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It will be longer than your 18-55mm, but in most/all other respects, it will be fairly similar...so if your 18-55 "won't cut it", this one won't either (unless you are strictly talking about focal length).
     
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    Avoid it like the plague
     
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    thanks for the feedback guys! i'm looking at the nikon 55-200. sounds like that one will serve me better.
     

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