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Regarding Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro


vinod1067 2 9 India
2 Jan 2013 2:29PM
Hi,

Now a days i am interested more in street photography which is totally new to me. I have a Nikon 18-55mm kit lens, 70-300mm, and 90mm macro. But for street photography i wish i could go for a lens where i don need to change my lens often for different scenes happening around.

Since i wanna try out street photography rather than mastering it, i thought i could buy "Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro for Nikon Digital SLR Lens" which is comparatively cheap and looks fine for my needs. Kindly give me reviews of this lens or suggest me any other lens that i can use (Not big zoom i need but slight wide angle to significant zoom). And i will definitely buy 50mm prime lens for portrait needSmile

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 2:48PM
You lenses are fine so I would start from the other direction: buy a cheap second hand body and have one with 18-55 attached and one with 70-300 attached. To avoid being 'obvious' carry one camera in a shoulder bag which is easier to get at and looks more casual than a holster or backpack. Once you know which focal lengths you prefer you can buy a better lens to suit your needs.
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
2 Jan 2013 3:34PM
My experience with street photography is that you may not have the chance to change a lens before the moment is lost as is carrying another camera in a backpack

If I'm out and about with an SLR I use a sigma 18-125 and that covers most things really. Best to travel light when doing street photography and I rarely take other lenses.

Ken
hobbo e2
3 891 2 England
2 Jan 2013 7:50PM
I love my TAMRON 18/200 for Street Photography.......I didn't acquire it for that purpose but as a good all rounder when asked to help out at a family wedding........the brides parents were so pleased with the pics.....they insisted on paying for the lens.

Since then it is on my SONY A55 nearly all the time.......I would say go for it.

Look at my portfolio to see examples taken with it.

Hobbo
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Jan 2013 9:50PM

Quote:My experience with street photography is that you may not have the chance to change a lens before the moment is lost as is carrying another camera in a backpack


Very true

I would say go for it, that 18-200 is about the same speed as my 12-50mm but covers a much greater range, paired with auto ISO in manual mode would make it even more usable.

I recently programmed the fn button on my lens to switch to a x2 digital zoom, handy at times.

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