NEED SOME HELP WITH LENS SELECTION

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
123Mike
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Re: NEED SOME HELP WITH LENS SELECTION
In reply to WaltKnapp, Feb 22, 2013

> "The 18-270 is simply a better lens"

That is not what I've seen.

http://www.juzaphoto.com/article.php?l=en&article=35

It shows that under various conditions, that the 270 is worse in quality than the 250 is.

And here is a quick comparison of the 270 vs telelenses, where 55-300 could be a doable alternative when you're willing to put up with carrying just two lenses. The payback is big IMO, because the IQ is much better than the 270.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98962383/Sony%2055-300_100mm.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98962383/Tamron%2018-270_100mm.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98962383/Sony%20100M_f4.5.JPG

There are a number of other reviews I've seen. One guy standing in his backyard taking carefully controlled shots, also showed the 270 to be not the greatest of the super zooms. I can't immediately find this review.

The 18-270 is very handy. But it's a compromise in IQ.

On a side note, I have this Sony 55-200 lens that reaches *further* than the Tamron 18-250, go figure. IQ of the 55-200 is much better as well.

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Sony SLT-A57 A3000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM +11 more
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