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07-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #16
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After having lived with my Sigma for a while now I do use 17mm end more than the 70mm end.
I feel I would use more than 70mm if I could which really means another lens.
Also I miss the 2.8 above 24mm for evening shots.
As a daytime walkaround still very good especially as a first lens and better than the kit for hardly anything more but for me I see a Tamron 17-50 and a Pentax 55-300 in my future

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I am in the same delimma between these two lenses, and i currently have both 18-55 and 50-200 kit lenses.

I want to get a faster and sharper lens to take with me on my Greece trip, and I just couldnt make up my mind...
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I have the Tamron 17-50 and love it. It's on my K200D 80% of the time, and I think it's a much more useful range for a walkaround/vacation/landscape lens. The wide angle is key. Pair it with a DA55-300 and you've covered everything.
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I've been considering the same purchase. I do more landscape work so the 17-50 is better in that regard, but I also shoot some portraits where the 28-75 would be better. My 18-250 is an okay landscape lens but not a great for portraits. I'm using a couple of primes a FA 1.4 50mm and and a FA 2.8 100mm macro now for portraits and low light work, so I have the basics covered. The question is in which area do I want to get a better zoom?

Ideally, I'd get the DA 50-135 for portraits and the Tammy 17-50 for landscapes/city work but that's a lot more money. I'm really kind of stuck in this decision.

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I second the 17-50 55-300 as an excellent combo choice at covering the general needs at their price levels.

Mysticcowboy, maybe add a 85mm to your other excellent portrait primes instead of a zoom, especially if your 18-250 already meets your landscape needs.

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