Tamron v. Nikon lens

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by mimartin, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. mimartin

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    When you say same lenses, what are they? If they're 'kit' zooms of the same focal length and same max aperture, I see no reason why Nikon ones would be worth the extra money.
     
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    The Nikon "kit" lenses are probably worse. They are the worst lenses I've ever encountered. Nor are they made by Nikon so don't be impressed by the logo.
     
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    How many different threads are you going to start about your impending purchase off hand I can think of three. I know I am not a moderator here but it seems that you could have all the questions answered in one thread and probably have gotten a more concise and accurate answer. I have tried several times to help you only to see the thread that I posted on to keep dropping down in the rotation and see a new one started by you on almost the same topic. I'm not trying to be a jerk here I'm just trying to help because I think you probably could get confused with all the different answers I know if I was in your place with so many different threads started I would not know where to look for answers.
     
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    Are you referring to the Nikkor lenses?
     
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    this is like Chinese water-torture...
     
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    Yes, they are made by a third party for Nikon and not by Nikon. These "kit" lenses are pretty bad, at least by my standards. I wish Nikon had given them a different brand. Set one down next to a 70-200VR lens and you'll see what I mean.
     

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