2008-01-04

Tamron AF 55-200mm f4.5-5.6 Di II LD

Having got some money as xmas gifts I decided to spend it on something for the Canon EOS 400D. At first I wasn't sure what but then I saw an advert or two in Amateur Photographer where the price of the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4.5-5.6 Di II LD had come down quite a bit.

I read a review or two (especially this one) and, from what I can gather, it's a reasonable lens. Given that I'm currently working with the 400D's kit lens it couldn't be any worse (the kit lens isn't terrible, but I'm starting to notice why some people don't like it) and from what I've read it's slightly better. And, obviously, the nice thing about the Tamron is that it starts where the kit lens leaves off in terms of focal length.

I found one on Amazon.co.uk so I've gone ahead and ordered it.

The main problem I had when trying to decide was the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. It would, of course, have served a different purpose from the Tamron and, from everything I've read, it's a very nice bit of kit. But, for now anyway, I think I'll go for range of focal lengths rather than kit that has a "specific" purpose.

Next time, perhaps...

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