Sell 85, 17-50, 16-85 FOR THE 17-55 2.8?

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Tim Bury
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Sell 85, 17-50, 16-85 FOR THE 17-55 2.8?
Aug 8, 2008

I have:
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Nikon 16-85 VR
Nikon 85mm 1.8

I'm thinking about selling them for a Nikon 17-55 2.8 and looking for anyone that has had the Tamron and the Nikon 17-50 2.8 to comment on focus speed and color. Sharpness is reported as being close.

Why? I LOVE the 16-85 VR, but only like the Tamron. I am looking for faster focus speed than the Tamron and the Nikon look the 16-85 gives me (color, contrast).

If I could keep the 16-85 I would, I personally have found the VR and reach valuable in certain situations and it's a nice size for varous things. But for everyday use and when I need low light I am considering the 17-55 as my best option. I would need to sell the 16-85 to help fund the purchase.

Thanks,
Tim

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