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The New "Bigron" or the old Nikon 300mm F4 af-s?
#1
Hi dear all,

I've been thinking adding a long focal length lens to my collection.

Right now i'm tore between the brand new Tamron 150-600mm and the old nikon 300mm AFS F4.

I had a friend of mine selling the nikon one with tc14eII @ $900 price tag, while amazon currently offer the new tamron @ $10XX.

I know the nikon is a legend given its all-positive review; but with the "almost" same price, Tamron offer a much well developed, modern superzoom lens with VC added.

I am not sure what i am going to do with these lens by now but i just really want to get one tele-lens.

Which one will you guys choose?

thank you.

#2
Quote:Hi dear all,

I've been thinking adding a long focal length lens to my collection.

Right now i'm tore between the brand new Tamron 150-600mm and the old nikon 300mm AFS F4.

I had a friend of mine selling the nikon one with tc14eII @ $900 price tag, while amazon currently offer the new tamron @ $10XX.

I know the nikon is a legend given its all-positive review; but with the "almost" same price, Tamron offer a much well developed, modern superzoom lens with VC added.

I am not sure what i am going to do with these lens by now but i just really want to get one tele-lens.

Which one will you guys choose?

thank you.
The Tamron.

150-299mm range, 301-600mm range. 

Silent AF.

Faster AF.

Image stabilized.

 

Only plusses for the 300mm f4 I can think of: a tad smaller and it is lighter.
#3
Quote:Only plusses for the 300mm f4 I can think of: a tad smaller and it is lighter.
 

...and f/4. Probably sharper. Maybe autofocus improvement too.

 

If you're seeing the 300mm/4 AFS *plus* the 1.4x e II teleconverter, that's one heck of a deal for $900.

 

I think your intended use is important when deciding between zoom and prime though.
#4
Quote:...and f/4. Probably sharper. Maybe autofocus improvement too.

 

If you're seeing the 300mm/4 AFS *plus* the 1.4x e II teleconverter, that's one heck of a deal for $900.

 

I think your intended use is important when deciding between zoom and prime though.
 

Yea i know, it's too good for a deal like this and i really don't want to miss it.

But with less than 200 bucks i can get a brand new lens from Tamron with all the new features, but the used one from nikon is basically mint though.

I am thinking if people are trying to replace their Nikkor with this Tamron new lens.

But i really don't see much price drop on the 300mm F4 on the used market.

hard decision

#5
I'd go for the Tamron every time at it's price point with it's all purpose focal range,  it's got solid reviews (in general) and it trounces the Bigma.
Dave's clichés
#6
Do you need/want the faster lens? Do need/want the longer focal length? Is VR/VC a requirement?

 

Both lenses have very good IQ.

 

I have the Tammy and it is very nice, well worth the price but It likes good light.

  


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