Tamron 28-75 on DX

Started Jun 13, 2010 | Discussions thread
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PDavis Regular Member • Posts: 461
Tamron 28-75 on DX

I'm going to try something different and would like to hear other's experiences.

I sold my Tamron 17-50 to buy a 28-75 (both non-BIM) for use on my D300s and here's why:

If I want a 1 lens solution neither quite cuts it...I usually will grab my 18-200 for walk around. If I'm willing to carry 1 extra lens (in a belt pouch) I have the dilemma..wider (Tokina 12-24) or faster (35, 50, 85 prime). Or, something else...

If I am willing to take 1 extra lens, the 12-24 + 28-75 combo seems like a good combo. With 2 lenses I get UWA, plus some speed at a decent tele range. 18-112mm fx equivalent.

And the lens changeover spot (24-28 DX) seems to makes sense. In general I like the 28-75 range for people shots, and tend to use the 12-24 more for landscapes. But 12-24 with people is very fun and the zoom/macro for landscapes is very interesting. Need both!

I always regret it when I leave the 12-24 behind, and I usually do so with the 17-50 because if I take just 1 extra lens with that rig it's usually something longer. There is a lot of overlap with the 12-24 and the 17-50, so the choice is usually longer.

Of course on a serious shoot I'd take more but just 1 extra lens on a belt pouch is much more convenient than a bag of primes.

Yes I have thought way too much about this.

Anyone else using a UWA with a mid-zoom like the Tamron 28-75 on DX as a 2 lens kit?

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