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 Post subject: tamaron 18-270 vc /
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:38 pm 
i got a new canon 1000d with the kit lens (18-55mm with out is)
now i have an idea of upgrading my lenses for telephoto

i have 2 options

1. getting a canon 55-250 IS lens to add on to my kit lens

or
2. getting an tamron AF 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 DI VC MACRO alone

can u suggest weather it is better to have an 55-250 is or to have a single tamaron lens

my interest is travel photography.

kindly compare between the two and and give me an opinion about their performance


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:49 pm 
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The Tamron 18-270 is close to one lens to do everything. If you get that, you might never need to change lens again until you want higher quality in any particular area. It does have a massive zoom range with good enough quality for most things, and you can do some fairly close closeups too. But you will always be able to do better with different lenses for different jobs (at higher cost too).

I'm not familiar with the 55-250. It should do well over it's range (check reviews!) but it does mean you have to swap between lenses if you want to switch range.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:34 pm 
Maybe you should discuss that topic on another board, I don't think such things are supposed to be entered into the lens gallery.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:22 am 
if you like to travel light, tamron will serve u better than having 2 kit lenses.

the other advantage is you don't need the kit lens anymore so you can sell it to free up some cash.


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