Tamron 24 - 70 VC vs Nikon 50 1.8g

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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HappyPooPants Forum Member • Posts: 61
Tamron 24 - 70 VC vs Nikon 50 1.8g

Hi Guys,

I'm going to get rid of my kit 24 - 85 lens..

I have a Nikon D600, and love it.

I use my 50 1.8g 90% of the time.. but have used my kit lens for wide angle..

I want to get rid of my 24 - 85 kit lens.. just seems a little loft when I use it.. and usually have to use a flash.. which is a bit bulky.

One question I have , which may not be a fair one is;

"How does the 24 - 70 VC compare in terms of sharpness to the 50 1.8g".

I know you shouldn't pixel peep.. but to me it just seems important.

If the 24 - 70 is as sharp as the 50 1.8 (at 50mm of course) I will also get rid of my 50 1.8g.

Has anyone actually compared the 2?

I've looked at DXO mark, but I know what's on paper, and what you get in real life can differ.

Thanks people!

 HappyPooPants's gear list:HappyPooPants's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D600
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