Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II or .....?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by MikeG76, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. MikeG76

    MikeG76

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    Jun 11, 2008
    Middletown, NY
    What do you guys think about this lens? I am looking for an affordable lower light lens that can be used to do weddings, everyday shots, some portraits.

    This is mainly a lens to practice and hone my skills more in many areas dealing with people. ;) I really want a few primes, but I won't be able to afford a new camera body until next year most likely. Switching lenses at a wedding or at some time sensitive event may make me miss some shots, which is whey I'm considering this lens.

    Has anyone had good/bad experiences with this lens? Or perhaps someone can recommend a different one to consider.

    Thanks!
     
  2. I like mine a lot.

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    Hope this helps . . .
     
  3. MikeG76

    MikeG76

    950
    Jun 11, 2008
    Middletown, NY
    Very impressive images! Thanks for sharing, you're pushing me in the direction of this Tammy ;)
     
  4. Wileec

    Wileec Guest

    I've been pleased with the results from my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. I use it mostly for wide angle landscape kind of stuff, but sometimes for close-up stuff, too, when I'm not sure what FOV I want for sure.

    Here are three shots from the Tamron:
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