I need some advice. I'm trying to decide which lens is better, the Tokina 24-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X 242AF Autofocus Lens or the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens. I work as a wedding photographer and need an all purpose lens. I've been trying to do research on the lens, but am getting nowhere. If anyone has any insite on either of these lens it would be much appreciated. Thank you
IMHO, both of these lenses are too slow for accurate focusing in the usual low light wedding venues and they also limit using selective dof for aesthetic effect.
my consideration for these lenses are not about the price. Unfortunately Nikon does not make a zoom lens that is wider than 28mm and reaches at least 200mm, that is why I am considering these 2 lenses. Unfortunately I feel like I don't have any other alternatives.
Your best courses of action is to take your camera to the nearest bricks-and-mortar store that sells both lenses and put each on your camera. Compare them side-by side. The 6 mm at the short end will make a significant difference. So might a seemingly small thing like the direction that the zoom ring or the manual focus ring turns. If you use special effects filters, the size of the filter thread might also sway your decision.