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Tamron 24-135MM F/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical (IF) Macro

Review Date: Jan 14, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Small, Sharp, Light and cheap

I bought this off ebay used for 90GBP about 3 months ago, I bought it to use on my Nikon D700 as a walk around / travel lens, it covers a pretty good range and the 24mm wide is a real bonus, I'd been very disappointed in the Nikon 24-120VR lens so I wasn't expecting a great deal more from Tamron but it was cheap so I thought I'd give it a try, well I was pretty amazed after testing this Tamron 24-135mm, it is sharp right through out the range, even wide open it performs very well, at 24mm even the edge are sharp and during tests it out performed my Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 from 24-35mm.

I also had a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 which was very sharp but I sold it last week as it no longer seemed to get used.

Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 AF PRO DX

Review Date: Jul 15, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $540.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp right from f2.8, good colour and contrast, very usefull range on a crop, great build quality

I've had this lens twice now, the first time was in a Canon mount and the one I have now is in a Nikon mount.

It's a great lens with a solid build quality, feels much more solid than the Canon 70-200L lenses, it's tack sharp right from f2.8 thoughout the range, on my Nikon D300 it covers a range from 75mm to 202mm in 35mm terms.

It's also a quite compact lens with a good hood and a smooth zoom

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

Review Date: Jun 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very Sharp, great build, good quality hood, fast focusing, smooth zoom ring
Heavy, Cost

used on a D300, it's pricey but you get what you pay for in performance and build quality, much better built than the Canon version

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX SD

Review Date: May 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, Build, Price

I've had the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 for just over 2 weeks, it's tac sharp right from f2.8, build quality is superb with a very smooth zoom ring.

I paid 400 which for an f2.8 UWA lens of this quality is a steal.

Used on a Nikon D300