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07-12-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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tamron 28-75

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I know thet this was discussed a lot but i realy dont now what to do.

I need a lens for wedding. Right now i have pentax k-x and kit lens and a smc 50 1.7.

I need a lens to cover almost all my needs and it seems thet the 28-75 can be the best range for me.

I realy want to buy the tamy but i am a little warry. Sometimes at weddings i shot in complete darkness (disco lights only, or on dark streets at night) and i dont know if the tamron will focus as my kit lens (i wish it wood be better but NOT worst).

If someone know how tamy 28-75 focuses in darkness please tell.
If this is not a good lens please give me a recomandation (good image quality and fast focus).

Thx!!!

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i don't think any lens can focus in darkness. however, you can use you popup flash as an AF assist lamp if you're stuck in that sort of situation and you cant manually focus either
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Using AF assist, most lenses should be OK in such low light conditions, unless subjects are just moving too fast for the camera to keep up.

Having an external flash unfortunately compels the camera to use the flash's spotbeam AF feature, which is not fast and not good with moving subjects.

The Tamron is a very good (just about the best) all round zoom for weddings.
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i forgot to say thet i also have a metz flash.
Thx for info Ash!

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+1 for the Tammy!

Using a good external flash with the Tamron 28-75 is awesome. A good indoor lens with useful focal length for indoor activities such as weddings or large gatherings. I believe your external flash has auto focus assist, which is much less annoying than the camera's built in flash. My K-x & Tamron 28-75 & Sigma 530 flash does well indoors, even in dim situations. Like it was pointed out above, pretty much all lenses would have a hard time focusing in dark without any assistance.

If you can get a good copy of the lens, you will not be disappointed.
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