Monday morning we were invited by friends in Klagenfurt. Andreas Frei is the owner of Freiaudio, the leading recording studio in Carinthia, a good friend and by chance also owner of a Nikon D80 and a Tokina 16-50/2.8.
What shall I say, we’ve swapped lenses for a week, at the moment I use his Tokina and he uses my Nikon 18-200 VR.
A local store in Vienna has one of those lenses for sale at half the price. People don’t seem to get it, they most likely only see the normal price and not the sign announcing the rebate, thus it’s still in that shop’s window and teases me.
I have pondered for some time if I should buy it, and I guess it is a good idea to simply try one of them for a week. As far as I can say at the moment, the image quality is excellent from f4 upward and quite good at f2.8. I’m tempted 🙂