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08-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #1

Zoom Lens for event / wedding

with my K-x, I wonder if old screw mount lens like tamron 28-75 would be fast enough to AF during somewhat fast-paced events with so so (aka dimmed) indoor light?

Or should I invest for new sigma HSM zoom lens like 17-70 2.8-4.0? I would like to get the 70-ish reach so I wouldn't prefer the 1x-50 zooms. Thank you.

08-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Screwdrive AF is generally as fast or faster than HSM, although some sigma lenses are faster. In this case, I don't think it would make a difference.

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In a wedding setting, I think motor driven lenses would be good as they make less noise than screw-driven ones. Be sure to always bring at least two lenses though just in case of equipment failure.
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The 28-75 is a fast-focusing lens. You should have good use for it in low light events with your K-x.


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