Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD thoughts?

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  1. Darkhunter139

    Darkhunter139 TPF Noob!

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    Someone on my local craigslist is selling this lens for $350 (I might be able to talk him down to 300) it seems like a good lens and has got some decent reviews.

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    Tamron | 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical | AF016NII-700

    Another thing is I kind of want the sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 but its way out of my price range right now and I already have the Nikon 55-200mm AF-S VR lens which I am very happy with.

    Anyone have experience with this lens id like to get your thoughts, Thanks!
     
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    I actually just played with one tonight attached to a Nikon D300s and two nights ago on a Canon 50D. I was impressed by it's build quality for both the Canon and Nikon.

    It focused much faster on the 50D for whatever reason.

    I play on buying one sometime in the next week or so.
     
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    Is it vastly superior to the kit lens? I am just wondering if its worth the $300 investment right now, there are other things I want but if I will be using this for a long time I might just put the other stuff on hold and go for this while I can get it at this price.
     
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    very much so. That kit lens is trash, man. I have one too.

    my roommate tried to sell his at a camera store. The guy said, "Man, I can't even sell those things for $70 in here" :lol:
     
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    Gah I really want it! If he will take $300 I think ill get it.
     
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    I have had mine for 3 years and used it on my 30D and now my 7D. This lens lives on my camera >75% of the time and I love it. It is sharp and solidly built. The only downside is that it focuses a bit slower than an ultrasonic lens, but that hasn't been a problem for me. See if you can get a copy of the receipt from him as Tamron has a 6 year warranty.

    Definitely worth $300 and also worth his asking price. They recently released a new version with image stabilization, but I don't see that as very important in this focal range.
     
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    Awesome, I hope he emails me back and lives close to me, he didn't list his area.
     
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    I've read that the image quality is better on the non-stabilization version anyway.
     
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    I've got that lens for my Sony A700 and I love it. I paid about $450 at B&H a couple years ago and don't regret it one bit.

    It's my lens of choice 90% of the time.
     
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    A Tamron 17-50 constant f/2.8 is worth $300, even $350 ANY time. If you can get it for $300.00 you can always get your $$ back on your local CL, if nothing else

    I have a Sigma, very similiar to the Tamron, and I love it!

    I know the Nikon "kit" lens doesn't sell for much, but optically speaking, especially for the $$ I wouldn't necessarily call it junk.
     
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    My walk around lens on my camera is the Tamron 17-50mm F.2.8. I bought it about 1 year ago for $300 used in great condition. The seller upgraded his camera from 40D to 5D, so he couldn't use the lens. Great lens!
     
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    I think any non-telephoto with a non-constant aperture that only goes down to 3.5 at it's widest is junk.
     

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