Nikon AF-S 24-120 f4 VR vs Tamron 35-150 f2.8-4 VC ?

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Michael Benveniste
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Re: Nikon AF-S 24-120 f4 VR vs Tamron 35-150 f2.8-4 VC ?

Peter in Canberra wrote:

I would be shooting on DX and the use scenario is indoors to cover either side of the 50-70mm focal length (I have a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 (G1) and that overlap is often where I want to be shooting). Mainly for shooting religious services but I have had a go with the Tamron for indoor sports and it performed better than I expected.

I haven't used the 35-150mm, but I agree with bluzman that you should choose the lens that best fits your needs.  For religious services, I would want to minimize the number of lens changes.  If the 17-50mm/35-150mm pairing will do that for you, great, but I would personally look at swapping the 17-50mm for a 16-80mm instead.

I've had my 24-120mm f/4 since 2010 and use it extensively for less planned outings, but for a planned shoot where I'm using f/2.8 zooms it stays at home.  If I feel the need to "fill the gap," I'll do so either with a prime or a 24-70mm f/2.8.

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