Nikon 35mm f/1.8G, 24mm f/2.8D or Tamron 17-50mm

Started Jul 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
acktown Regular Member • Posts: 466
Re: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G, 24mm f/2.8D or Tamron 17-50mm

Here is a little lens history and what I've had and ended up with.

I started out with a 18-55 VR, got a 50mm 1.8 to go along with it. Ended up getting rid of those and went with an 24-120 VR and a 35mm f/1.8. Got rid of the 24-120 VR and went with an 18-200 VR2. Kept the the 35. I ended up selling the 35 because of the focal length and lack of sharpness. I must have had a bad copy, but it wasn't as sharp as the 50mm I owned.

I sold all of those lenses off for a Tamron 17-50 non VC with some change to spare in my pocket. WHAT A FANTASTIC lens. The colours, the sharpness, the contrast, the detail. Its all there, even wide open its great.

The only other lenses I think would make me even more surprised would be the 17-55 2.8 or the 24-70 2.8, but of course those are N lenses and have the price tag to go with it.

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Kingston, ON, Canada
D90, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, SB-600

 acktown's gear list:acktown's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED +1 more
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