help: tokina 24-200 vs sigma 24-70 + tamron 70-300

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Joan, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Joan

    Joan Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a combination of lenses covering wide angle and telephoto.
    So far my budget allows this choices (Nikon mount):

    - Sigma 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 HF + Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 AF LD
    - Tokina 24-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF AT-X
    - Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 AF XR

    I need some help to decide for a choice:
    From a quality perspective, which is the best choice? By far?
    Does it worth to have separate lenses instead of a all-in-one, i.e does
    two lenses quality worth to ignore all-in-one lenses?

    Any other choices are welcome (in the same price range)!

    Joan, Sep 26, 2003
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  2. Well, you could consider a combo of the Nikon 28-100G and 70-300G, if
    your camera model can accept the 'G' lenses. But all that flexibility
    comes at a cost in lens speed, optical quality, and build quality.

    It's horribly out of fashion, but I'd suggest starting out with a 50mm
    f/1.8. For $100, you get a simple, light, fast ahd sharp lens that
    you'll never stop using. For your budget, my second choice is a
    Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8.
    Michael Benveniste, Sep 27, 2003
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  3. Hi Joan,

    I used a Tamron 28-200 in the past. My big problem was the min distanc of
    2.10 meter. I changed to tamron 28-300 which has only 49 cm as min distance.
    For my requieremnst it's best. Maybe I will a wide angle lens (14-30 or
    similar). I prefered the Tamron over the Tokina, the testing results from
    some german magazines showed better quality for Tamron.

    Wolfgang Exler, Oct 1, 2003
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