A&P Midrange zoom.

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    Anyone have any suggestions for a fast (const f2.8) lens that will fill the gap between my 10-20 and my 70-200? I was putting money away for the nikon 24-70 f2.8 but nobody has them in stock at spending $1,800 on a lens that will never pay for itself is a little much.

    Any suggestions on tamron/sigma/tokina or any other 3rd party lenses?

    I don't know if I'll ever move to full frame or not, would be nice to have a full frame compatible lens, but I don't expect to be wealthy any time soon.
     
  2. Bloke

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    id get a 35/2
    its always usefull
     
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    Tamron 17-50

    not full frame compatible tho
     
  4. CornUponCob

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    Tamron 28-75 2.8

    FF compatable. It's not quite as sharp as the 17-50 (it's not their EX line or whatever), but other than that, it's good. I think they're about $350.
     
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    Tamron 17-50 or 28-75...
     
  7. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Tamron is comming out with a new 17-50... with IS... That's going to be my next lens.
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Depends on what you do, really. What kind of photography do you want to use it for. Is there a reason you need that range? And if so for what? That will make a huge difference on deciding what to get.

    I shoot alot of events, and red carpets, So i need the mid range zoom. However, on the flipside when i shoot for myself, i use a 35mm and 50mm prime to fill that gap.
     
  9. mikeskillz

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    used 24-70 f/2.8; you can find them for under 850 if you watch craigslist.
     
  10. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    I'm not the official photographer for my unit (third picture), but I do more official photography than the people who have been assigned. There are plenty of moments that my 10-20 sigma doesn't have enough range and my 70-200 nikon doesn't capture all of the subject / scene.



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    This is one of those moments where the mid range lens would have been really handy. The first picture is at 20mm and the second is at 70mm.

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  11. themolsen

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    cool shots :cool:
     
  12. aCab

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    Not the nikon version :mamoru:
     
  13. aCab

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    sick colors. :p
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    in your field, i would try to find a 24-70. Seems you ar emore of a PJ than anything, so you would do very well with that midrange zoom. If you cant find the 24-70, i would suggest maybe the 28-70, or maybe even the 35-70.
     
  15. CornUponCob

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    I'm here to recommend the Tamron 28-75 again.

    Really, for everything you've outlined it fits your requirements and budget perfectly.

    Sure there is slightly higher performing glass, but it also costs a lot more.
     
  16. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    Sigma 24-60, they were cheap as hell on ebay for a while...... if you look at classifieds, you can probabaly pick one up for pretty damn cheap.

    :)

    Loved that lens!
     
  17. Bob Loblaw

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    i hated mine, it was slow and noisy to focus, and really bad to focus in low light

    Sigma has a 24-70 f/2.8 as well
     
  18. jared_IRL

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    they have a built in focus motor now, which is quick and fairly quiet.

    I love mine. 2nd the recommendation.
     
  19. GlobeGuy

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    From what I read the newer versions, they used a micro motor, so focus is actually slower, even though it may be quieter.
     
  20. CornUponCob

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    Before I got the Tamron 28-75 I tried the Sigma 24-70. I hated the focusing motor clutch, it was noisy (I think) and the copy I got was soft as hell.

    Generally the 28-75 is reviewed better than the 24-70.

    You can even search the older threads in this forum and you'll see a lot recommending the 28-75.
     
  21. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i loved my 28-75. the only reason i got rid of it was to get the 17-50 because 28 just wasn't wide enough for my only lens.
     
  22. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    And now Tamron upgraded the lens and added IS!
     

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