Saturday, October 06, 2007

ok whats new,

1. booked flight's for paris

so now it's official, we will be over christmas in germany and paris

2. got addicted to my xbox360 again

i made the mistake and bought an xbox live membership and halo 3, it's amaizing how addicting it is. Only thing I don't like that it tracks everything what I'm doing in this game online

3. now that we are going to Paris i got into a minor problem, I don't got any lens which can work as walk arround lens. So I'm looking right now at 2 lenses,

the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 and the Nikon 17-55 F/2.8. The tamron is cheaper and lighter, the nikon heavier, more robust, weathersealed (paris = rain) and last but not least cost double what the tamron cost.

So it seems that I'm going with the tamron, except that there are problems with the quality control and it's supported to be very bad arround the corners of the lens. Related to it's curved front element.

But 500$ vs 1000$ is a damn good argument to go with the tamron. I actually doubt I get the cash together anyway, i just don't want to be as disappointed with a lens like I am with the sigma 10-20 I have. The pictures still don't seem sharp to me. So maybe I convince myself one day and drop the lens on craigslist. I should be able to sell it for 80 - 90% what I paid for it.

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