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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8


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has anybody tried this lens? i'm just thinking of having a lighter/less

expensive version of my nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 for a light, walk-around lens.

 

for this purpose, i'm using right now the 18-70mm kit lens and a nikkor 20mm

in one of my vest pockets. sometimes, they switch places.

 

i might as well ask about the sigma 10-20mm. i ordered this one for my tight

indoor shoots but delivery date has been moved to a later date twice already.

don't really have much choice since the tokina 12-24mm is still out of sight.

have literally been just trying to press my back to the wall with my 17-55mm.

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Another vote for the Tamron 17-50mm. I posted a couple of reviews but got some not-so-thoughtful responses. Here they are again, along with one from Bob Atkins:

 

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/tamron_1750_28/index.htm

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=18754749

http://bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/tamron_17-50_review.html

 

The Tamron 17-50mm is $450, if you get one please let us know how you like it in comparison to the Nikkor 17-55mm. I think a lot of us would be interested in a lighter version of the 17-55mm.

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Cliff - hard to tell since this is such a new lens. There is not much info out there currently. If you trust photozone, however, the 2 lenses are similar stopped down. At short focal lengths the Tamron has the edge in sharpness wide open f2.8 vs. f3.5-3.8 for the Nikon. However, Ramon seems to be looking for f2.8 glass. I have the Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 for my D200, but I am intrigued with the new Tamron to possibly go on a 20D. Fast, good performance and relatively cheap. If I did not have the 17-55mm f2.8 already I'd look at this lens for the D200, since the D200メs performance at higher ISO is not the greatest. If its only ~$100 more than the kit lens, seems like a no-brainer.
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