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Tamron Lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD Lens (Nikon) $199, 16-300mm (Canon) $329 or SP 85mm f/1.8 (Canon) $499 after Slickdeals Rebate + free s/h

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Any idea when you guys will have this promo for their 35mm lens?
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My wife is looking for a zoom lens for her Nikon. She's not a professional and doesn't need a ridiculous zoom. Would this be a good option?
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Nothing for Sony ?
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My wife is looking for a zoom lens for her Nikon. She's not a professional and doesn't need a ridiculous zoom. Would this be a good option?
I do not own this lens. That said, lenses that cover a big range of zoom (like this) typically have some or many optical issues, especially at this price range. If she wants a zoom, I might recommend something that starts at 70mm like a 70-200mm. Much better optics across the range and still affordable.

However some people prefer convenience of not having to switch out lenses over optical quality. To each their own
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Nothing for Sony ?
Sorry, not at the moment. But stay tuned! Smilie
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My wife is looking for a zoom lens for her Nikon. She's not a professional and doesn't need a ridiculous zoom. Would this be a good option?
https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/ta...3-vc-pzd/5

It's cheap (pricewise) and the quality isn't tht great. You save money but the photo quality isnt going to be as great as you'd see on a sigma lens. I prefer to buy lenses based on photo quality first and price second. I'd look for something better. Just my opinion...
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I now have a Sigma 18-250 Macro for NIKON. Would this be an improvement or are well talking about similar qualities? Apples to Apples or Oranges? $199 is a great price but I don't want to duplicate my lenses.
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https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/ta...3-vc-pzd/5 [dpreview.com]

It's cheap (pricewise) and the quality isn't tht great. You save money but the photo quality isnt going to be as great as you'd see on a sigma lens. I prefer to buy lenses based on photo quality first and price second. I'd look for something better. Just my opinion...
Thanks. Any recommendations on a decent zoom lens? I know next to nothing about this stuff
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I do not own this lens. That said, lenses that cover a big range of zoom (like this) typically have some or many optical issues, especially at this price range. If she wants a zoom, I might recommend something that starts at 70mm like a 70-200mm. Much better optics across the range and still affordable.

However some people prefer convenience of not having to switch out lenses over optical quality. To each their own
Thanks. Any recommendations on a lens like that?
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Thanks. Any recommendations on a lens like that?
Which Nikon does she own? I'm assuming DX crop frame model. I have the Nikon 70-300 af-p DX lens (non VR). It's a great amateur lens. $200 at photo4less for VR version. Sigma and tamron also have good lenses at the same focal lengths. Sorry I'm on my phone so links are tough for me.
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Come on guys, if u r not a pro submitting your photos for million dollar competition, this Nikon compatible lens by Tamron is as good as it gets for any casual photo buff. In any case it is out if stock at this very good price.
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My wife is looking for a zoom lens for her Nikon. She's not a professional and doesn't need a ridiculous zoom. Would this be a good option?
Yes. She would love it. She's put it on her camera and then enjoy taking photos everywhere with it. She might stop there or she might want to upgrade down the line when she knows what the difference is between this lens and the pro ones. I love the range, convenience, and simplicity of this lens. I use my pro gear on paid shoots.
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My wife is looking for a zoom lens for her Nikon. She's not a professional and doesn't need a ridiculous zoom. Would this be a good option?
I am definitely not a professional, but after getting frustrated and annoyed with bad shot after bad shot, I finally decided to buy some decent equipment. That being said, I would look at the Tamron 70-200 2.8. Its going to cost you $1000 (usa) or about $700 (grey). But the quality that she will get out of it will pay for itself. Typically if you are zooming in on a subject, it is going to be moving (if not why not just move your body closer). So a lens with a lower F stop (2.8 versus 3.5-6.3) is going to capture a much cleaner moving target (sports, wildlife, etc).

All that being said though, if her camera is a crop sensor that only cost a couple hundred bucks, then your not going to get a quality shot out of it regardless of what lens you choose.
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I am definitely not a professional, but after getting frustrated and annoyed with bad shot after bad shot, I finally decided to buy some decent equipment. That being said, I would look at the Tamron 70-200 2.8. Its going to cost you $1000 (usa) or about $700 (grey). But the quality that she will get out of it will pay for itself. Typically if you are zooming in on a subject, it is going to be moving (if not why not just move your body closer). So a lens with a lower F stop (2.8 versus 3.5-6.3) is going to capture a much cleaner moving target (sports, wildlife, etc).

All that being said though, if her camera is a crop sensor that only cost a couple hundred bucks, then your not going to get a quality shot out of it regardless of what lens you choose.
Pure BS crop sensor do take quality shots ,you should know how to use equipment!
70-200mm 2.8 still give amazing shots
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