Having a hard time deciding between new Tamron 70-300 and Nikon 70-300

Started Aug 27, 2010 | Discussions thread
bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: easy call: Nikon 70-300

Bjorn_L wrote:

Forget advertising BS. It is not a basis for a rational decision. The Nikon 70-300vr is a proven performer. The absolute best in class thus far.

I have a couple of Tamron lenses myself, but there is no way I would pick an unproven Tamron (likely with mule-slow AF) over the best non-pro lens Nikon has made.

are you so sure about that?????

don't forget none of the other tamrons have had USM before

and the MTF charts, not that they are the complete story by any means since everyone can carry them out in a different fashion and not all lenses meet the specs etc., totally blow away those for the nikon 70-300 and canon 70-300 IS and even look a trace better than the canon 70-300L IS charts.

the new tamron also has a UD plus an SUD element in it

and the 17-50 I got was so amazing that I sold off my 17-40L ! (yes a canon user in nikon land here but I was curious to see what people here have to say about it since it is not yet out for the canon mount)

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