To Wide Zoom, or not to Wide Zoom?

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OP thiefofpresence Contributing Member • Posts: 862
Re: Good qustion. My strategy (so far).

travelinbri_74 wrote:

thiefofpresence wrote:

Mike Fewster wrote:

My core lens is the 24 -105. It lives on my camera and meets 75% of my needs. I shoot landscape and street mainly. street when I travel overseas. Landscape travelling mainly 4wd in central Oz but with some hiking.

So did I, but I think with Tamron 28-200 in my kit, I might be trading in the 24-105 because of the overlap and the compromise which I personally find favorable having 200 at a twist of the wrist. (And not a soft long end as in the FE 24-240)

Not to hijack, but very curious to hear more about this. Can the Tamron equal the Sony across equivalent focal lengths and apertures? Or are you just suggesting the slight IQ difference is manageable given the increase on the long end.

Tamron ranges f/2.8 to f/4 through the 27 to 56mm range.

It then ramps gradually hitting f/5.6 at 150mm through the 200mm end of the range.

Yes, its basically a tradeoff I was willing to make, forgoing constant f/4 for this useful ramp across a very practical range.

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