Finally...Tamron beats Nikon

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Shotcents
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Finally...Tamron beats Nikon
Mar 24, 2013

I've shot and shot, especially at 300mm.

There is no doubt that this Tamron 70-300 VC is better than my old copies of the Nikon 70-300. Not that it bests my 70-200 VRII or 85mm....but zowee, it's some lens!

Wide open at 300mm the Tamron is tack sharp. Bokeh is quite reasonable and the lens AF is quick enough. Be sure to VIEW ORIGINAL to see the better quality view.

Thanks for looking!

Robert

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That was my experience too - sold my Nikon copy...

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That's funny. As soon as I read the subject line I thought that's gotta be..............Yep it is.

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Re: Finally...Tamron beats Nikon Nice photos...this should be fun...
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And they're off... 

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bobcat3610 wrote:

That's funny. As soon as I read the subject line I thought that's gotta be..............Yep it is.

Hey...but check the thread where I'm absolutely loving the Nikon 85mm...it's about the lenses, not the brands.

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I agree. I'm really looking forward to the Tamron 70 200 vc. I've read a lot of good things about it from Canon users.

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Shotcents wrote:

Wide open at 300mm the Tamron is tack sharp. Bokeh is quite reasonable and the lens AF is quick enough. Be sure to VIEW ORIGINAL to see the better quality view.

I've been able to get tolerable results out of the Tamron

Fuzzy stuff in Yosemite

But I wouldn't characterize the bokeh as reasonable; I see it as what you get out of a typical crummy cheap zoom.

100% crop of fuzzy stuff; OOF vegetation in background

I got tired of fighting the image quality at 300 and got a 300 f/4 Nikkor. The Nikkor prime is way better.

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bobcat3610 wrote:

That's funny. As soon as I read the subject line I thought that's gotta be..............Yep it is.

I just wonder if he is paid by Tamron for the marketing work.

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Bob GB wrote:

bobcat3610 wrote:

That's funny. As soon as I read the subject line I thought that's gotta be..............Yep it is.

I just wonder if he is paid by Tamron for the marketing work.

No, Bob.

I usually prefer Nikon glass to the other brands. But once in a while a 3rd party lens is a winner, either for the price or just for the class.

I don't think Tamron will be sending me checks when I basically only like a FEW of their lenses!

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Just curious...

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yet I am still happy with my Nikon, if I ever want to improve IQ ,it will be a 300mm prime.

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paulski66 wrote:

Just curious...

How many times will you enter a thread that is of no interest to you and troll it?

Just curious.

(There are a LOT of threads going on right now that I don't like, have no interest in or I don't own the associated gear...so I stay out of them. Why can't you?)

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I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

You've started this exact same thread 3 or 4 times now, even down to the mediocre portraits to support your point of view and lack of evidence to back up your claims. Why?

Seriously, what gives? Not getting enough attention at home?

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paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

You've started this exact same thread 3 or 4 times now, even down to the mediocre portraits to support your point of view and lack of evidence to back up your claims. Why?

Seriously, what gives? Not getting enough attention at home?

Your comments above are not trolling? The comment about "mediocre portraits" and "attention at home" don't qualify as trolling, flame-bait and so on?

Paul, again: Find someone else to stalk and play netkop with. Or make a relevant point or post some shots or ANYTHING that might be of interest to someone.

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paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

I think it was less a question than a comment. I didn't read it as if you were actually "just curious," and I am not familiar with either of you. If it bothers you that someone posted the same thread several times, why read it at all, only to throw out some flame bait to start a fight, all while not offering anything at all useful to those of us who may not have seen the other threads? I don't usually comment on these little personal bickerings, but figured it couldn't hurt to say how it appears from a neutral corner. It would really be much more pleasant if both of you took your personal stuff to PMs as long as you're not discussing the topic. Cheers!

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pdxflint wrote:

paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

I think it was less a question than a comment.

No, it was a serious question. The OP has started the exact same thread numerous times now. Each time, he uses the same three pictures to "support" his "argument" (but no, say, comparisons to shots made with the Nikkor, or real analysis of the strengths/weaknesses of the two lenses, etc...).

I am honestly curious why this behavior. But, whatever...

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pdxflint wrote:

paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

I think it was less a question than a comment. I didn't read it as if you were actually "just curious," and I am not familiar with either of you. If it bothers you that someone posted the same thread several times, why read it at all, only to throw out some flame bait to start a fight, all while not offering anything at all useful to those of us who may not have seen the other threads? I don't usually comment on these little personal bickerings, but figured it couldn't hurt to say how it appears from a neutral corner. It would really be much more pleasant if both of you took your personal stuff to PMs as long as you're not discussing the topic. Cheers!

I started the thread because I thought the 3 shots I posted were of interest. As Paul points out I had posted about it before. I had also posted about the 85mm 1.8 before but I see no reason why it's out-of-order to post about it...

I prefer it to the 1.4G...my posted sample from my newest copy of the 1.8G....

Yes, to Paul this is a mediocre portrait and he's welcome to level such remarks freely.

What he's not allowed to do is troll, flame bait and stalk me. I've reported him of course, but his main goal was to disrupt the thread and he's done that. Somehow most of us can refrain from joining threads we have no interest in, but not Paul.

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paulski66 wrote:

pdxflint wrote:

paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

I think it was less a question than a comment.

No, it was a serious question. The OP has started the exact same thread numerous times now. Each time, he uses the same three pictures to "support" his "argument" (but no, say, comparisons to shots made with the Nikkor, or real analysis of the strengths/weaknesses of the two lenses, etc...).

I am honestly curious why this behavior. But, whatever...

And BTW....the above is a lie. I actually posted comparisons with the 70-200 VRII. Later I will post shots comparing it to the 300mm. No doubt Paul will again crash THAT thread.

Here are the shots showing the comparison with the 70-200VRII...

Cheers,

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paulski66 wrote:

pdxflint wrote:

paulski66 wrote:

I'm not trolling it. I asked a legitimate question.

I think it was less a question than a comment.

No, it was a serious question. The OP has started the exact same thread numerous times now. Each time, he uses the same three pictures to "support" his "argument" (but no, say, comparisons to shots made with the Nikkor, or real analysis of the strengths/weaknesses of the two lenses, etc...).

I am honestly curious why this behavior. But, whatever...

C'mon... you're not really curious about that. You're making a statement. And, btw, you did get me curious, so I checked all the threads the guy started and somehow it just didn't jump out at me (all these repeated, "exact same threads.") This whole thing has a very personal feel to it... I don't think we need hall monitors here. Just an opinion, fwiw. I like to think I'm fair and reasonable, but it felt to me like the thread got hijacked with this "curiosity" of yours, and that you were more interested in de-legitimizing the whole thread by attacking the guy who created it, rather than offering anything of use to the rest of us. Just calling it like I see it.

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I own the Tamron, as you know, and am more than pleased with it.  I often keep it on my camera for drive arounds.  But, I do think that the competitive nature of your threads invites negative participation.  There is a difference between enjoying a lens and getting every ounce of image quality out of it and stating that it has won some undeclared contest.  Photography is, in the end, an artistic pursuit in which we all gain from each other's experiences.  The Impressionists were a gang of very different folk who fed off each other to create some of the greatest art work in history.  So, I see no reason to be so competitive and dislike it when it comes from Nikon shooters, too.  There is no 'best', only what works best for you.  Being open to the opinions of others makes one less rigid, more capable of growth in a way that helps us all win.

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