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How much additional light does an f2.8 really let in?

I currently have the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens that came with my D3100, but I am looking for something that will let more light in among the entire focal range. I have been eyeing the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 ...
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How do you choose among different 70-300mm lens for Nikon DSLRs?

I have a Nikon D5100 and it's my first dSLR. I've played with the kit lens for a while and now want to explore the zoom category. I've shortlisted these 70-300mm lenses: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor ...
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Will a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens fit a Nikon 1 J1 camera?

Will a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro (Nikon AF) fit a Nikon 1 J1 camera?
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Why is the 18 - 200 mm lens so expensive compared to equivalent alternatives?

I have been looking at various lenses and I found that that the 18-200 mm lens is pretty expensive (be it Canon or Nikon) when compared to the combination of the lenses 18-55 & 55-200. Is there ...
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Cheap telephoto lens with zoom higher than AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm

I currently own an AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens, but I feel that the 200mm maximum zoom is not enough always. I've found two cheap options: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro ...
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Should I buy the Nikon 70-300 VRII or the Tamron 70-300 VC (A005)?

I'm looking for a consumer grade telephoto lens and zero'd in on these two. Which one is a better product overall optically, cost and reliability-wise. Some people seems to have bad luck with their ...
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Are manual-focus Tamron lenses from 1985-1999 compatible with my Nikon D5100?

Today I met with one of my brothers, and he got some very good lenses made by Tamron: 70-200mm, 18-70mm, 200-650mm. All of these lenses are from 1985-1999. I know that these lenses are compatible ...
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Is there any way to rig/hack the aperture wide open on a Nikon G lens so I can use it on a 35mm film camera?

I have a (Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 with VC) and Nikon FM2 film camera. I'm aware that the image circle on this lens isn't large enough for the 35mm film and I'm not worried about that. The only thing ...
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Is a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 enough of a step up from a kit lens

A while back when I was buying my D90 (like many others) I picked up an 18-55mm VR/55-200mm VR kit for my hello into photography. These are still the only two lenses and I have gotten a lot out of ...
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3rd party lenses - compatibility & value

I'm looking at a 3rd party lens for my Nikon d5000. A friend of mine was shooting with a Canon and using a Tamron zoom telephoto lens (70mm - 300mm). The largest focal point I have w/ one of my lenses ...
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What features differentiate Nikkor and Tamron/Sigma lenses?

I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion about Nikkor vs. Tamron and/or Sigma lenses. Is it worth the extra money to purchase Nikkor lenses? I haven't had the chance to compare these. Are the Nikkor ...
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How do I find out which Nikon film cameras will work with my newer G F-mount lens?

I want to pick up a film camera but I have a nice G lens (Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 with VC) and I'd really like to be able to use it. I'm having a hard time understanding which cameras will be able to work ...