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Old Oct 21, 2009, 9:21 AM   #1
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Well for now i will buy the 500m f/8 reflex lens from sony and i'm also thinking of these two lenses:
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
Tamron 70-200m f/2.8

I chose them because they are a lot cheaper than the sony ones and have great quality too.

Would you recommend me something else? And why? I'm going for the wide aperture because i really like the blurring effect and helps shooting in bad light.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:17 AM   #2
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those 2 tamron lenses are good performers, optically.

the 70-200 2.8 is a very solid optical piece. just don't expect to use it to shoot any action or anything that requires fast autofocus, as it just doesn't focus that fast. however, if you don't shoot action/sports, its a very fine 70-200 2.8.
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i'm not planning on shooting sports and moving objects thank you very much for the reply and what about the other lens?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:13 PM   #4
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the 17-50 is a good sharp lens, especially considering its relatively modest price. it is usable wide-open (2.8) and even better at f4, and has decent consistency from center to edge. there is some distortion at 17mm, but it is better than most lenses in its price range at this focal length.
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... but it is better than most lenses in its price range at this focal length.
I would go so far as to say that it is better than most lenses that are twice its price. I'd been very pleased with mine.
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cool thank you for the reply

any other lens you would recommend? a small walk around one like this one or this is pretty much the best i can get for this money ?
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Sometimes, the 50mm upper limit of the Tamron can be confining, and it doesn't focus very closely. If you don't mind losing the constant f/2.8 aperture, the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 is also quite good, it's longer, and it's a 1:2.3 macro lens to boot. As for "walk around lenses", it's tough to beat.
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yea. i would agree the 17-70 2.8-4.5 would be another excellent choice if you want a little more range and macro capabilities. its well priced too.
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i see but i don't need macro because i have a 50mm macro lens that i use in that purpose i will surely consider the 17-70 lens but with my 18-70 lens most photos are taken with 18-40 i think, for close-up i use the 55-200...

i will have a look at the lens right now
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if you don't need the extra range, or macro functions of the 17-70. i would think the tamron 17-50 with its constant 2.8 (which would be shared with your 70-200 2.8) would be great for you.
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