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05-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Up in NY and a small case of LBA hit me

Up here on business, but I had a little bit of down time. My hotel is conveniently only 6 blocks from Adorama which isn't a good thing. Anyhow, I bought the Tamron 28-75 even though I have been walking around with the Sigma 18-50. Totally redundant, for the most part. I guess mentally I am trying to convince myself the Tamron is a better lens for the range that I am using.

Those that have this lens, how do you find it for an every day walk around lens?

05-24-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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I would find it a little long on the wide end, but I have a desire for one as I think the range is better suited as an event lens where you are not as close to your subjects. So, since I have the Tamron 17-50 I would not necessarily say it is redundant.
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I would find it a little long on the wide end, but I have a desire for one as I think the range is better suited as an event lens where you are not as close to your subjects. So, since I have the Tamron 17-50 I would not necessarily say it is redundant.
I am doing a beach weekend with the family and will get a chance to really put it to use. Should be interesting as I will be outdoors most of the time, but will have some indoor use as well. I So, I will be using it in a variety scenarios and hopefully will end the weekend knowing that I made the right decision.... or I may end up just having to keep both
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Congrats. I have lived and/or worked in NYC for many years, and have still never stepped foot in Adorama and B&H. Anyway, I have both the Tamron 17-50/2.8 and 28-75/2.8, so I wouldn't view your 2 lenses as totally redundant. I probably use the 2 of them around equally, get virtually the exact same results from each of them, and love them both. While it would be ideal if the 28-75 started at 24 or lower, the 28 is still pretty wide for basic usage, and I don't need the 17mm of my 17-50 all that much for walkaround shooting. So I think you'll find the 28-75 pretty darn useful and a great lens.

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you guys sound like a bunch of addicts telling eachother your habit is no big deal
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You did the right thing:

What the hell else were you going to bring home as a memento of this particular trip?

A Statue of Liberty ashtray?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffrey r Quote
Congrats. I have lived and/or worked in NYC for many years, and have still never stepped foot in Adorama and B&H.
What about Olden's or Willoughby's????????
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I agree with Jeffrey -- I think both would be very useful. I have the 28-75 and it is my prinary lens. I could see using the 17-50 for landscapes and perhaps more of a walkaround lens, but for portraits and such, i LOVE the extra length of the 28-75.

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I agree with Jeffrey -- I think both would be very useful. I have the 28-75 and it is my prinary lens. I could see using the 17-50 for landscapes and perhaps more of a walkaround lens, but for portraits and such, i LOVE the extra length of the 28-75.
You guys... I have the Sigma 18-50 not the Tamron 17-50! Now, you are making think that I need that extra 1mm and should go down and pick up the 17-50 to compliment the 28-75 I am trying to make it out of NYC without dropping a Grand at camera stores!
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There's always the Pentax 16-50...

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Adam
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