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  1. itsjustbrandy

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    Yep. It's posted on slickdeals.net and fatwallet.com too. Looks like a rebadged Tamron. Most reviews of the Tamron are good too.
     
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    I recommend to look for reviews, because looks to good to be true. Also I never heard of that brand. If you want a lens in that range of mm, the Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S f/2.8, is expensive but the quality is impresive. Here is a comparison pic between the Nikkor 18-55mm and the Nikkor 17-55mm

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    Hmmm...


    And after reading a couple of reviews.. I think I'll wait. Thanks :)
     
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    No. Never heard of it, or the website, I would say to only go with the Nikon or big three, Sigma Tamron Tokina, and even then, begrudgingly. Nikon makes the true, quality products.
     
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    the store looks legit - 8.something out of 10 at resellerratings
    it's a smaller chain of stores in chicago and suburbs - 5-6 locations

    I read that this lens is Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 - should be good - I was looking at this one and at the end went with slightly better reviewed Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 Macro
     
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    I would say save and go for the 16-85 or 17-55, both excellent lenses, surpassing that one.
     
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    Wise move, that is what I would have suggested myself.

    In this range, I would have no qualms suggesting the Sigma 18-50 DC EX HSM Macro F/2.8. Last year in 3 independant magazine tests the Sigma beat the Tamron's best and more importantly, the Nikkor 17-55 which is 3 times the price... plus the Sigma throws in a free 3:1 macro.
     
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    Wow! That's 300% of the maximum magnification available from any Micro-Nikkor lens! It's even 60% of the maximum magnification of Canon's closest macro lens, and it's only half the price! :lol: Did you, perhaps, mean 1:3, which isn't 1:1 macro?


    The price for the lens in the deal is quite good if you don't have a D40 or D60 that is unable to drive its autofocus.
     
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    My searching showed it to be a rebadged Tamron of the older -non-motorized type. Chances are that for $200 or so you'd get a serviceable lens.
     
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    Maybe I did. Typing away at 80wps, I do a few typos here and there.

    The price of any lens is not all that important if the results it gives you are mediocre.
     
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