19-35mm f3.5-4.5 lenses : Vivitar, Cosina, Soligor

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Hi there, i need to get a 19-35mm wide angle lense with a tight of budget of $280-$330(max). I have found three lenses: Vivitar 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 ($280), Cosina 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 ($330), Soligor 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 ($280). I would be grateful if anyone can give me some comments on which is a better choice? Its a hard decision because they have about the same spec.s, it just whether which is a reliable brand.

-- ric (ae1c1976@yahoo.com), November 06, 2000


its a wonder anybody uses this newsgroup anymore.

vivitar cosina soligor all probably come from taiwan or thailand.

vivitar is more popular though...

-- morejoy (morejoy@visto.com), November 28, 2000.

i was told cosina lens are made from Japan and Vivitar lens are probably made from Korea. I found a camera shop at Lucky Plaza selling Cosina for $300 and i am getting it :)

-- Teo (vincere3@yahoo.com), July 26, 2001.

$300 is a waste for a Cosina. It is cheaper at Fotoguide.

-- Andrew (nospam@nospam.net), August 10, 2001.

Well, it's been a long time coming, but now it's here:

The Tamron 19-35mm. Cost: S$340

have fun

-- Sheldon Wee (eastave5@hotmail.com), September 13, 2003.

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