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05-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 or DA* 50-135

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Taking into consideration I have tamron 17-50 f2.8 and tamron 70-200 f2.8 which do you think it will be a better buy and why ?

I'm considering this because on trail walks it seems, for me, 17-50 is to short and 70-200 to long.

What do you think ?

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What will you want to use it for?

both lenses are good in their place - the Tamron obviously a lot cheaper, but quite different in the images they produce.

Without knowing what you're after a 'fill in' lens for, I'd err and say that the 50-135 would be an excellent choice - check out the lens review on that one for confirmation.

But would you consider selling your Tamron 70-200 to fund it, or just add it on?
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(I will add it on.)

It only seems I always have the wrong lens on the body.
I do a lot of trail walks and seems always 17-50 is to short and 70-200 to long. That's why I don't know if I should get Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 or DA* 50-135 ..... or none of them.

I only started to feel this "need" after some holidays with the family where I took only DA 18-250
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I really want a lens thats is 28-135 ( at least 100) f2.8, that for me would be the perfect hiking/walk around lens. Of course it would also need to not be over $500 or I am liely not able to afford it anytime soon. Does such a bird exist in Pentax land, AF is not a must.

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What do you want to capture on your trail walks?
Landscapes, birds, trees?
You may well find that such a versatile lens like the 18-250 may be just what you 'need'.

Ramitt, you probably won't fund a superzoom with constant 2.8 aperture - you'll have to sacrifice range (to keep f/2.8 capabilities) or max. aperture (do keep large zoom range) to get what you want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
What do you want to capture on your trail walks?
Landscapes, birds, trees?
You may well find that such a versatile lens like the 18-250 may be just what you 'need'.

Ramitt, you probably won't fund a superzoom with constant 2.8 aperture - you'll have to sacrifice range (to keep f/2.8 capabilities) or max. aperture (do keep large zoom range) to get what you want.
You are right !
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