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Aug 21, 2019 12:01:37   #
Fredrick
 
Why buy lenses from let’s say Tamron or Sigma, as opposed to OEM lenses from the camera manufacturer? Wouldn’t Nikon lenses for Nikon cameras or Canon lenses for Canon cameras, etc. be better in general than third party lenses?

If cost is the main issue, wouldn’t a used OEM lens in excellent condition be better in general than a new third party lens? I guess used third party lenses still beat out used OEM lenses cost wise.

I understand that Tamron and Sigma lenses are popular. Just curious as to why?

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Aug 21, 2019 12:03:12   #
Cykdelic (a regular here)
 
Fredrick wrote:
Why buy lenses from let’s say Tamron or Sigma, as opposed to OEM lenses from the camera manufacturer? Wouldn’t Nikon lenses for Nikon cameras or Canon lenses for Canon cameras, etc. be better in general than third party lenses?

If cost is the main issue, wouldn’t a used OEM lens in excellent condition be better in general than a new third party lens? I guess used third party lenses still beat out used OEM lenses cost wise.

I understand that Tamron and Sigma lenses are popular. Just curious as to why?
Why buy lenses from let’s say Tamron or Sigma, as ... (show quote)


$$$

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Aug 21, 2019 12:03:54   #
Rongnongno (a regular here)
 
These lenses are usually less expensive.

Being less expensive does not mean of lesser quality.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:05:53   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Knowing what I learned in a seminar, I wouldn't think of anything but OEM glass for my cameras. Though, it is difficult to express OEM for my 4x5s.
--Bob
Fredrick wrote:
Why buy lenses from let’s say Tamron or Sigma, as opposed to OEM lenses from the camera manufacturer? Wouldn’t Nikon lenses for Nikon cameras or Canon lenses for Canon cameras, etc. be better in general than third party lenses?

If cost is the main issue, wouldn’t a used OEM lens in excellent condition be better in general than a new third party lens? I guess used third party lenses still beat out used OEM lenses cost wise.

I understand that Tamron and Sigma lenses are popular. Just curious as to why?
Why buy lenses from let’s say Tamron or Sigma, as ... (show quote)

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Aug 21, 2019 12:06:46   #
GoofyNewfie
 
Probably mostly economy. Although I bought Sigma 50-150 2.8 lenses for our Nikon and Fuji DX bodies, because no one was making anything with a similar range and aperture at the time. It’s now relatively old, and out of production, but still a rock-solid performer.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:08:16   #
Rongnongno (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Knowing what I learned in a seminar, I wouldn't think of anything but OEM glass for my cameras. Though, it is difficult to express OEM for my 4x5s.
--Bob


'splain my friend.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:10:12   #
Rongnongno (a regular here)
 
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Probably mostly economy. Although I bought Sigma 50-150 2.8 lenses for our Nikon and Fuji DX bodies, because no one was making anything with a similar range and aperture at the time. It’s now relatively old, and out of production, but still a rock-solid performer.


And that is how they started, offering stuff the 'big guys' did not. At first the quality was so-so 80/90s) but now I would be hard pressed to see any difference.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:11:06   #
GoofyNewfie
 
rmalarz wrote:
Knowing what I learned in a seminar, I wouldn't think of anything but OEM glass for my cameras. Though, it is difficult to express OEM for my 4x5s.
--Bob


Good one!

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Aug 21, 2019 12:13:27   #
GoofyNewfie
 
Rongnongno wrote:
And that is how they started, offering stuff the 'big guys' did not. At first the quality was so-so 80/90s) but now I would be hard pressed to see any difference.


Yep, I remember in the ‘70’s having an older lens... may have been a Sigma.. literally fall apart in my hand.
Depends also on what level lens you buy- Sigma makes quite a range of quality.
So does Nikon.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:14:18   #
ORpilot
 
$$$$ is the main reason and second, Sometimes the 3rd party makes lenses that the camera manufactures don't make. For instance, For e-mount there is no Sony 150-600mm that Sigma makes. The closest thing Sony makes is the price of a used car vs an economy ticket to Alaska.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:15:10   #
Jandjeby14
 
For me cost is an important consideration.

My last purchase was a Tamron 18-400. Nikon does not have a lens with that range.

John

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Aug 21, 2019 12:15:20   #
JFCoupe
 
Tamron and Sigma lenses are less expensive that OEM lenses so cost is definitely a consideration for folks. But, it seems that in the last few years both Tamron and Sigma have brought to market some very high quality lenses.

I have a personal opinion that 99.9% of photographers and folks looking a photographs, will never be able to distinguish any difference in quality of images taken with either 3rd party lenses or OEM lenses.

And finally, for some it is simply bragging rights that they have OEM lenses.

My few cents worth.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:16:42   #
tradio
 
Some of the Sigma ART series may out perform OEM lenses although, they may be a little more expensive.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:22:05   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Rongnongno wrote:
These lenses are usually less expensive.

Being less expensive does not mean of lesser quality.


And the third party lenses may totally meet the need of the photographer.
I have a Sigma 18-200 that lives on my camera.

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Aug 21, 2019 12:23:10   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
JFCoupe wrote:
Tamron and Sigma lenses are less expensive that OEM lenses so cost is definitely a consideration for folks. But, it seems that in the last few years both Tamron and Sigma have brought to market some very high quality lenses.

I have a personal opinion that 99.9% of photographers and folks looking a photographs, will never be able to distinguish any difference in quality of images taken with either 3rd party lenses or OEM lenses.

And finally, for some it is simply bragging rights that they have OEM lenses.

My few cents worth.
Tamron and Sigma lenses are less expensive that OE... (show quote)


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