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10-25-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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Tamron SP 17-35

Hi Everyone,

I have a Tamron 28 -75 and so far really like the lens, it is a good happy medium for me. I have found a Tamron 17 -35 2.8 - 4 and was wondering what peoples thoughs on it are. I figure between these two lens I will have close to the quality (maybe) of the 16-50 and wanted peoples input.

Thank You, K

10-26-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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Pretty pointless focal range on a DSLR. Budget? I'd vote grab a 16-45, few of them going in the marketplace recently.
10-26-2007, 06:52 AM   #3
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If you need fullframe capabilities - grab it while you can, you won't regret.
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10-27-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by SupremeMoFo Quote
Pretty pointless focal range on a DSLR.
I use this lens (for Canon) and on DSLR it is wide to standard (26-52), and on analog SLR it is super wide to wide zoom (17-35) - not bad. Is very sharp in the middle of frame; on full frame sharpnes on the borders is fair from aperture 5,6.

10-27-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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Well he's only got a K10D, so I still say there's many more suitable lenses out there.
10-29-2007, 03:28 PM   #6
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Hey SMF,

I would be interested in knowing you ideas of what would be a good alternative. To fill my < 28mm gap. The 16-45 would cover this as well but have heard the CA is a pain but wanted to ask.

10-29-2007, 05:47 PM   #7
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Sigma 18-50 F2.8. Selling for $289 on Eb*y through Cameta Camera. Unbeatable deal IMO!


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