Tamron or Nikon Glass Help!
When I got my D70 in March 2004 they were in short supply and I could not get the body with what everyone now calls the 'kit lens' - instead it came with the Nikkor 28-80. I'm afraid I found it so awful I never use it. As to the Nikkor 70-300 I have no personal experience but I believe it/they not to be Earth-shatteringly wonderful.
My favourite lenses are Sigma 105 macro and Nikkor 18-35. You can look up optical performance figures of a large number of lenses here:
Tamron glass is generally pretty good.
Todd Smigelski wrote:
In process of buying a D70 that comes with Tamron glass,
for $70 more i could swap out to nikon lenses. Both were 28-80 mm
and 70-300 mm. Can't remember the aperture limits, but they are
standard and identical between the two lens packages.
Can anyone offer any insight or experience ?