A&P Midrange f2.8?

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    My daily carry is a 10-20 and a 70-200vr along with a Tamron 90mm for macro.

    I'd really like something to fill the 20-70 gap (or most of it anyway). I'd really like it to be a constant 2.8 stop though.

    Should I fork over the cash for a Nikon 24-70 or are there good alternatives for me?

    I'd like to go FF in the future, but it probably won't happen for quite a while.
     
  2. Jcolman

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    The tamron 28-75 f/2.8 is a fantastic lens if you don't mind the slower and louder focusing motor. I had one but sold it to buy the 24-70. The difference in IQ between the two is negligible.
     
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    How slow are we talking?

    I want to shoot myself in the head when ever my Tamron 90mm tries to focus.
     
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    too slow for wedding work. that's why I sold mine.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Nikon 28-70 f/2.8

    I fucking love this lens :bowdown:

    you can usually pick them up for 950 used and shipped in great condition.
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    there's one of these for 800 on my local cl :o same guy has a 80-200 for 700
     
  7. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    used 28-70 f/2.8 is going to be a great choice if you don't want to spend the money for a 24-70 f/2.8
     
  8. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    And if you dont want to spend the money on a 28-70 you could get a 35-70. :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    too narrow for a cropped sensor. I feel the 28-70 is too narrow sometimes. :hs:
     
  10. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    I assume the Nikon 28-70 will work with FF. How about the Tamron 28-75?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Nikon will, yes. :)
     
  12. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    the tamron should work on a ff as well, i know the canon mount works on a 5d
     
  13. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Tamron 17-50 2.8 is good for the money until you can afford the Nikkor 28-70 2.8
     
  14. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I've used mine for weddings, and while it is a little slow, I wouldn't say it's to slow for wedding work.
     
  15. Sympathy

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    I like my nikon 35-70 2.8
    It's the push/pull one...i had to get used to it at first (like 10 mins), but it's now it's like second nature to me.
    The only thing I don't like about it is that it sometimes searches in low light.
     
  16. Jcolman

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    Yes but you're younger, quicker and have better eyes than me. Hell, I can't even get my 24-70 to focus where I want it.
     

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