A&P Any other viable options other than the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 for Nikon?

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  1. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    Around that price range? Worth replacing my 18-55mm kit lens for it?


    edit: needs an internal focus motor
     
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  2. Wobistdu

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    well a sharp copy of the tammy shits all over the kit lens. not even close
     
  3. Cesium

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    Sigma 18-50 or sigma 17-70.
     
  4. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    sigma 17-70mm OS F/2.8-4.0 OR the non OS version of the 17-70mm
    but i liked my tamron 17-50mm

    the sigma 18-50mm macro is apparently pretty good as well.
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Look for a local brick and mortar store that caries "Promaster." They're a brand that basically rebrands stuff. The "Promaster" 17-50 is really a Tamron 17-50 with the stores cost around $200, usually retailing for around $350.

    Thats where I got mine...
     
  6. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    I have a sigma 18-50 2.8 macro and i like it a lot. the autofocus is a bit noisy and slower than my canon USM lenses though and i had to send it to sigma to fix a back focusing issue (under warranty)

    I've never used the tamron though so i cant compare the two...

    My buddy has the sigma 17-70 and every so often i regret not getting that for the extra 20mm :dunno:
     
  7. cantankerously

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    I like the idea of the extra 20, but I don't know if it's worth not having the fixed aperture.
     
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    nikon 28-70 f/2.8 :dunno: its a bit long on a crop body, but its super sharp.
     
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    I would hope so for well over a grand.
     
  10. cantankerously

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    So it looks like the choices i have for around $400 are:

    Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
    Sigma 18-50mm 2.8
    Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS




    Hmmmmm
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    also i was quite impressed with the speed of focus and the build quality of the tamron. it seems like a tank of a lens.
     
  12. cantankerously

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    Everything you own was created by the hands of Jesus himself. :fawk:
     
  13. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    A little long for a crop: http://bit.ly/bgy5Pv

    But it's sigma's best kept secret for a budget lens IMO.



    edit: looks like it's out of stock again.
     
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    Wow thats cheap!!
     
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    No focus motor - no care.
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    Lol you bastard
     
  17. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    :nono: you forgot:

     
  18. Wobistdu

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    How hard is it to find a sharp promaster? Finding a sharp tamron can be a task. Promaster have a warranty?
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    Cant come to dc and try out my Tammy. Unless you are a canon kid
     
  20. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    From all the reports I've seen, the price diff is all due to no internal motor, and not from any worse QC on the optics.
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    oh. i love the tammy with the internal motor. i have no comparison, but heinz said he had the one without and it blew ass
     
  22. Heinzanova

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    Yeah I had the pervious model back in the day with out AF-S

    It was horrible. I had a sharp copy (went and got 3 and roommate got 3 we found the sharpest and returned the others). But the screw drive focus just isn't nearly as accurate as the internal motor can be, nor as fast (or at least when I compared to my nikkor lenses, I have not used new version to compare). Also the no easy manual override of a clutched focus ring was very annoying to.

    Overall it was more of a hinder than a help.

    I just avoid that shit now and just buy the Nikkor brand, it is worth the coin. But L33t swears on his 17-50... and i Know how sandy his vagina is
    so it must be good.
     
  23. Wobistdu

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    this i cannot deny [​IMG]
     
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    does promaster rebadge the sigma 30 1.4 canon mount? :x:
     
  25. tenplanescrashing

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    More of a hinder just because of no AF-S? I have the AF version and it focuses just fine and fast enough. It isn't AF-S speed, but it isn't like i'm shooting shots that have to be captured within 1 millisecond.
     

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