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 Post subject: Tamron 70-300mm
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:03 pm 
Hi there! I am new in the DSLR part of photography and was was wondering if the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens would be a good first choice for a beginner? I am using a Nikon D40, and I think it will work with it. Some review sites say it will and some say it won't (however I think that are talking about a different Tamron 30-300mm model).

Should I think about buying this? Will it work with the Nikon D40?

Or.. Should I spend a bit more and go with the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Lens?

Other than Amazon.. anyone know any good credible websites to buy these lenses?


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You have to get the latest model (Jan 2008) designatet "A17NII" to have autofocus with your D40!
The lens was tested in the German magazine ColorFoto (edition 10/2008) with a total score of 65.5 pts. against the Nikon Nikkor 55-200 VR with 68.5 pts. The Tamron copy had quite a huge decentering defect with 44% loss of resolution at 145mm focal length. Another example of sloppy quality control!

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