Welcome! The Tamron 17-50 is suppose to be a really good lens (I do not own it) and those primes are amazing also (but will set you back well into the 1000s for all of them). If you can afford it I would buy all of those primes in a heart beat. As for the zoom you might want to look at the Pentax DA*16-50, I have heard people say it is better than the Tamron. Good luck with your purchases and Enjoy!
Well I'm going traveling for a few months so a wide lens for landscape and street would be nice. I also like portrait stuff (even though I have no idea about it) and I find the 50mm 1.4 that my friends all have a little bit too short, even on a cropped sensor. Not too keen on sport/wildlife atm.
Someone on the forum is selling a sigma 24-70 2.8. I think I might give it a go to get a feel for what i like.
I got the Pentax DA 18-135ED/AL/WR recently, got some great images and can recommend it. Also the DA 40/2.8 is a great little performer................
If you are trying to save your pennies there are many economy SMC Manual Lenses on Ebay
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