TAMRON 55-200mm Di-II LD MACRO

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  1. stsinner

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    Is this a good lens? I was considering buying it, but I'd like others' opinions of it before buying.

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    I wouldn't bother. The Nikon 55-200 VR is a great lens available at such a good price, it doesn't make sense to cheap out for the off-brands.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-55-200mm-4-5-6G-AF-S-Nikkor/dp/B000O161X0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230906469&sr=8-1]It's less than $190 at Amazon[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-55-200mm-4-0-5-6-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000BONMMI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230906494&sr=8-2]I don't think saving $20 at this price bracket makes sense[/ame].
     
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    YES.

    VR is no gimmick, it really helps for still subjects in low light, especially at the long end. I wouldn't bother with the non-VR version, it's actually a completely different lens. Nikon made many other improvements with the VR version.
     
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    The Tamron is called a macro lens but it is really no that is just a gimmick with the closest focus is 37.4" where as the Nikon is 3.6' which equals 43.2" so not really a big deal neither is a macro lens. and the 6" isn't really worth the $20 and the lesser quality of the Nikon.
     

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