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Benicia Art Studios

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Wow...latest Windows10 update taking FOREVER to install

Don't have any questions, but...damn!

Question for the group

Pretty sure I've asked this question before but now that Ive pulled the trigger on one, and been dissatisfied, I thought I would ask again.

I have a DX format Nikon, the D7100. I'm very happy with this camera, and don't plan on moving up to FX. Now, the question:

Today I purchased the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus. It was $766.00 out the door. I am dissatisfied with the image quality of this lens, and unhappy with the function of the zoom ring (too tight, barrel shudders somewhat when zooming, which it didn't do on the display copy). It may just be a bad copy, but I am heading out to return it tonight.

Does anyone shoot DX or equivalent, and do you have a zoom with this range that you are happy with? Sigma or Tamron would be fine if you are pleased with what you get. I am willing to go as high as about $1400.00 bucks (trust me, I would much rather spend less). Any suggestions?

I would settle for less overall zoom range, say an 18-200mm or something, if the image quality is there. Just trying to find something to take the place of the 18-55 and 55-300 I already own. As it looked today, my 55-300mm had better image quality and smoother zoom operation.

Let me be clear: I'm not asking anyone to do any research for me. I am asking for advise on something you already know about. I don't want anyone to put any work into this. I'm just a little confused from what I've seen online so far.

If you are still reading this...thank you.

If anyone has suggestions, I will be away from the board this evening as I have to drive a couple hours round trip to return this thing.

Thanks in advance.

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

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Golden Gate

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Last Days of Summer at Stinson Beach

Last Days of Summer at Stinson Beach

For those unfamiliar with the Bay Area, Stinson Beach is just a bit north of San Francisco. Like the city, the weather here during summer can be downright cold and cloudy/foggy. It wasn't particularly cold today but it probably isn't what you think of when you think California beaches in summer season.

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Amador, California

Youngster...plus 35 years.

Youngster...plus 35 years.

Posted by Adsos Letter | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 09:51 PM (6 replies)
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