Don Gould's reviews

  • Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good focal length. Decent quality. Auto focus fairly good
    lens extends if carried around neck. Must lock in 18mm position.

    Recently purchased a Pentax K100D Super. Bought this lens as I do a lot of general travel photography and need and focal lenth without delay. I am no expert and just like reasonable quality shots.
    Quite happy so far.

    reviewed October 19th, 2007
  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good zoom range for general purpose lens
    long barrel extension

    Recently purchased this lens to use on Pentax K1ooD super. I am only an amateur and have little understanding used in test notes. However I have been happy with the lens. Image seems to be fairly sharp which is my main requirement. Build quality is reasonably good for the price. Barrel extends a long way but presumably this has to be. I have not experienced any "zoom creep".

    reviewed May 4th, 2008 (purchased for $275)