Tamron 17-50mm or Nikon 16-85mm?

Started Apr 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
mcammer New Member • Posts: 4
Re: One for versatility, one for creativity

I just got the Sigma 17-50 OS. Already have the Nikon 16-85. Sigma will be my indoor/party lens and Nikon outdoor/travel.

The Sigma seems sharper than the Nikon. It also has nicer bokeh, imo. The color cast on the Sigma is brighter, and that takes some getting used to (-1/3 ev adjustment for now). No complaints about build quality.

Unless you want the length, get the Sigma. It would be a harder decision if the rumored N16-85 f/4 ever materializes.

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