Tamron 17-35 or 17-55?

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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.
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Sorry for the typo. That's the one I was referring to. The17-35 also got raves...
Thanks, Fred

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.
 
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17-50 examples:

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Hope this helps.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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A few from the 17-50 (non motorized)

These are from a 17-50 and Nikon D50:

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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.

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
 
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The Tamron 17-50mm is an optical gem, especially considering it's size, weight, and price.
Thanks, Fred

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.

I guess the VR compensated for the narrower aperture for you?
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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.

Taken with D200 w/Tamron 17-35 2.8-4
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