Nikon 16-85 or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 ?

Started Mar 18, 2009 | Discussions thread
ARClark Senior Member • Posts: 2,873
Re: Nikon 16-85 or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 ?

I was wondering about your comments about close focusing. The two lenses seem to be very similar. While the Tamron has a closer min. focus, the magnification ratios are almost identical. Tamron's min. focus distance is .27 meter with a mag. ratio of 1:4.5. The 16-85 is .38 meter with a mag. ratio of 1:4.6. I have not used the 17-50 but found the 16-85 to provide excellent results at min. focus.


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