My wife currently uses an N65 Nikon coupled with a Tamron 28-200 lens. We are strongly considering moving into the D-SLR realm very shortly. We do mostly family shots, some wildlife and outdoor scenery. I was considering purchasing a D200, but when I told my wife how much it was she almost choked me. I am a stickler for buying the best, and she knows it. However, after reading all the reviews that I could get my hands on, I am thinking that the D50 might be the best bet for us ametuers. It seems to offer a lot, with great image quality, for about $1000 less than the D200. She also reminded me we need new carpet in the family room..
The real question I have is will this Tamron lens work with the D50 (or even the D200). It is a 28-200mm, AF Aspherical, LD, 1:3.8-5.6 Macro. Model is 471D.
#1. "RE: D50, D200 and Tamron lense" In response to Reply # 0
I'm no expert on the subject, but I think the lens will work with both (because you are on a film body now).....you cannot use DX lenses on the D200 because of sensor size....On the D50 the 28-200 won't be very wide, but I haven't found too much problem with my 28-105 on my D50....
D80 | MB-D80 Grip | Nikkor 50mm f1.8D | Nikkor 85mm f1.8D | Nikkor 18-70mm f 3.5/4.6G ED | Nikkor 70-300mm f 4/5.6G ED | Tamron 90mm f 2.8 Macro | Nikon SB-600
#3. "RE: D50, D200 and Tamron lense" In response to Reply # 0
Rancho Cordova, US
Yes, you can use the Tamron 28-200 on your D50 (or D200) but the focal range will be similar to a 42-300mm lens (in 35mm format), so you'll be loosing out on the wide end. The kit 18-55 lens is an okay performer but the new 18-300mm lens looks like a stunner; we'll have to wait and see a) how much it costs and b) how it really performs.
The D200 uses the same image sensor size (not pixel count) as Nikon's other DSLRs and have a 1.5x image crop.
Get the carpet for the house first. (I just had some installed in my family room - we took out the furniture and it took two guys all of 2 hours to remove the old carpet and pad and install the new one!) Then satisfy NAS.
#7. "RE: D50, D200 and Tamron lense" In response to Reply # 0
Hi, just received the D50 body and can say it's a great camera. It's actually for my teenage boys to get them interested in photography and to keep them out of trouble. But I've taken a whole bunch of test shots with the Tamron lens you are asking about. The results in all automatic/preset modes of the D50 were a bit disappointing (Sharpness/ISO Noise). So much that I have turned the Auto ISO off, even in the Auto mode. If used in good light or with the great built-in flash, at F8 in A/M mode and in-camera sharpening the shots were quite sharp. Have yet to test the camera and lens on a tripod in bright light.
I'm considering these lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4 around $499 Sigma 24-70 f2.8 around $589 Tokina 80-400 f4.5-5.6 ($449) or Sigma 50-500 f4-6.3