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Posted: 10/3/2018 8:58:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2018 8:59:37 PM EDT by vmax84]
For the money, could not be happier with the Tamron 70-200mm G2 2.8 I picked up a while ago. It's a good fit for my D7500 and I'm very happy with both the camera and the lens.

But now, I feel the need for a 24-70mm Tamron G2 lens. Looking at about $1200 if purchased thru BandH Photo or Adorama.

I would almost consider grey market, as I think the lens could be picked up for around $900 on Ebay, however, not sure how the firmware update would work with a grey market. Also, being a fairly sophisticated lens, I want a solid warranty.

Options?
Link Posted: 10/3/2018 9:12:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2018 9:39:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Pick up a 17-55 or equivalent f/2.8. It's a more useful range on a crop camera and cheaper too.
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I thought the 17-55mm were basically kit lens? Also, I like VR or whatever you call it. Guess I got some research to do. Thank u.
Link Posted: 10/3/2018 10:01:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2018 9:40:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:

There's a big difference between a 17-55 f/2.8 and 18-55 f/3.5-4.5 or whatever the specs are.
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This.

I had one of the old Tamron 17-50 f2.8 years and years ago when I had my D40. I loved that lens, it blew the kit 18-55 out of the water and then some. I'm sure the glass and lens technology has come a long way since 07 on these and they are still a solid bet.
Link Posted: 10/5/2018 10:59:40 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:

There's a big difference between a 17-55 f/2.8 and 18-55 f/3.5-4.5 or whatever the specs are.
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Yeah, about 10 times the price. Speed comes at a price.
Link Posted: 10/5/2018 11:13:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2018 6:35:32 PM EDT
The kit 18-55 gives surprisingly good images considering the cost. What you don't get is aperture and build quality. The focus motor on my 18-55 died about 2 years after I got it with the D50. Replaced it with the 18-105, which is also a kit lens, but with some better build quality.

That still works fine, but got supplanted by the 24-120 f/4.
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