Photographers lens advice
Wifey bought me a Nikon fit Tamron AF70-300 F/4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2 for Christmas despite me distinctly telling her not to buy me anything bike or camera related. I’ve fired off about 30 shots with it. Image quality seems ok but nothing special – but then its a high zoom £100 lens so i wouldn’t expect it to be.
Don’t need the range and certainly don’t need the size of the thing – drop me an email if your interested.Posted 5 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
Assuming you mean the Nikon 70-300G and not the 70-300F (which has VRII and costs about three times as much) there’s probably not that much in it. I’ve not used either (only the F, which is nice) but from what I understand they’re both ok, for £100 zooms.
Loads of reviews online if you’re that way inclined.Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Image quality is less of a concern in a lens like that imo. Usability is more important. So stuff like focus accuracy, speed and reliability, and even handling.
I’ve got a Sigma lens that takes wonderful photos IF it focuses properly, and it’s not even a telephoto which makes life harder in general.
Rugby pictures wouldn’t be too demanding in terms of IQ though – your subjects are fairly large and you’re not usually that far away so you won’t be cropping loads like you would if you were trying to take pictures of ickle birdies in distant trees.Posted 5 years agoHoffMember
Have a look at the Sigma 70-300
Gets better reviews than the Tamron. Used it quite a bit & took some pretty decent pics with it.
I dropped it & damaged it (still works though) more than welcome to try it if you’re anywhere near Newbury/Bristol. I’ve replaced it now so its just sat gathering dust.Posted 5 years agostuartie_cMember
For comparison, here’s the same subject taken with Sony’s 75-300 f4.5-5.6 lens:
The Tamron SP AF one seems to get better reviews – quicker focus, sharper, less CA – the lens I wish I’d bought!Posted 5 years ago
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