whats the difference between branded lense and none branded lense?

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  1. silviamai

    silviamai TPF Noob!

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    i saw some camera lense online are so expensive. like on canon's website. the lense are so expensive...

    is it a big difference between branded lense and none branded lense?

    SORRY, YES. I MEANT 3RD PARTY LENSE.
     
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    Yes. You get what you pay for.
     
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    Do you mean third party lenses such as Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina?

    Each brand has their hits and misses (including Canon). Its easier to talk more specific lenses rather than general.
     
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    I have not seen a lens without a brand ;)
     
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    I'll send you one - just don't blame me if it looks like a bamboo cane and does not work :lol:
     
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    silviamai TPF Noob!

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    Yea, hows those brands compare to canon those big brands?
     
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    Id say find the one you want then google it, and do some research, cause your not the first to have the same questions your asking.
     
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    Depending on what your looking for a Sigma or Tamron might be right, then, a Canon or Nikon or Sony might suit another need better and so on...keep your eyes open for side by side comparisons - they show you the pros and cons of the individual lens...
     
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    Also keep in mind that those expensive name brand lenses typically hold their value much better.
     
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    There's some awesome lenses from Sigma, Tamron, Tokina. And there's a lot of bad ones too. But there's also a lot of bad Canon lenses, and a lot of great ones. As stated, you need to be specific.
     
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    I think it is not correct to generalize 3rd party lenses as second choice.

    My proposal is to refer to the "usual test sites" which will give you
    some information about build quality, optical performance and other
    aspect.

    I think if you have a look at lreviews.info - your SLR lens review database you will find some
    kind of unbiased review for most lenses currently on the markt.
     

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