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Tamron 17-35 or 17-55?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by fdevyatkin, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Anyone have experience with these? I've had great experience with the Tamron 28-75 2.8. I need the 17-28 range for landscapes and architecture.
    Fred
     
  2. shaocaholica

    shaocaholica

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    Jul 21, 2008
    LA
    Are you using a DX or FX camera? If DX, have you considered the Tamron 17-50/2.8?
     
  3. I agree, look at the 17-50. I've heard everyone loves it.
     
  4. Sorry for the typo. That's the one I was referring to. The17-35 also got raves...
    Thanks, Fred
     
  5. Thanks Cindy,
    Fred
     
  6. shaocaholica

    shaocaholica

    112
    Jul 21, 2008
    LA
    From what I've read, the 17-50 will perform better than the 17-35 on DX. Plus, you don't need a FF lens on your DX camera anyway when there's a better, faster, smaller DX equivalent.
     
  7. Thanks!
    The filters would be significantly less $$$ as well.
    Fred
     
  8. 17-50 examples:

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    Hope this helps.
     
  9. Mr Graceful

    Wow Rich!
    Very nice indeed.
    Fred
     
  10. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I had the Minolta branded Tamron 17-35 when I shot A mount, and I really enjoyed it. A friend picked one up on close out last year, and its' one of his favorite lenses.
     
  11. weiran

    weiran

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    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    The Tamron 17-50mm is an optical gem, especially considering it's size, weight, and price.
     
  12. I have the 17-50 and like it I have been using my 18-200 vr more often but before I had the 18-200 the 17-50 never came off the camera. I may sell it so I can pick up an 11-16 2.8 I need some more wide then the 17.
     
  13. A few from the 17-50 (non motorized)

    These are from a 17-50 and Nikon D50:

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  14. The review on slrgear recommends this lens VERY highly.
    I love my Tammy 28-75 2.8, so the 28 to 50 range is not crucial for me.
    Thanks, Fred
     
  15. Thanks, Fred

    I guess the VR compensated for the narrower aperture for you?
    Fred
     
  16. Hi Tom,
    Really nice stuff!
    Fred
     
  17. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas

    I had the 28-75 as well, another great 3rd party lens.
     
  18. Is the Nikon equivilent (24-70 2.8) $1300.00 better?
    Fred
     
  19. The Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 is one of my favorites
     
  20. Hi Fred,
    I have both the Tamron 17-35 and the 28-75. I have been keeping the 17-35 on my D200. I like this lens for street lens. I may have bought the Tamron 17-50 if it was avail then. Here are a few samples shot indoors with 17-35 w/flash and without.

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