Is the nikkor way ahead than the so called improved tamron?
Actually a lot of test sites put the Nikon just a bit behind or at worst equal, so it's buy which you can get cheapest.
I tried both and walked out the store with the tamron mate..its a cracking lens!
The vc is amazing and its very well built.Bit larger than the nikon but I preferred its size.Image quality is very good and rivals maybe tops the nikon at certain focal lengths.Heres a link to a thread with some sample images.
Mmmm... Same dilemma here, not really bothered about resale values because I don't plan on selling but most reviewers seem to come out on the tamron side where IQ is concerned.
Ive tried this in various mounts and the Nikon is better throughout the range, the VC is excellent though. Digitalpicture crops tend to agree.
Its a tele so check performance from 135mm onwards where it clearly pulls ahead.
I get along with my nikon 70-300 really well, but having never owned the Tamron, i can't really comment
I've not used the Nikon but did own the Tamron before trading it in for a 70-200 f2.8 beasty
The Tamron IQ is excellent and the VR locks onto it's subject like a dog with a bone. Allowing you to take photos at 300mm at some very low shutter speeds.
You could do a lot lot worse than get that. I was actually tempted to keep it just to use as a casual holiday lens but funds didn't allow that
Can't help but notice this thread was started almost 18 months ago :shrug: