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Written by Jonathan
September 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm
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hey man, i wanna ask something.. if i had only 1 lens to buy, which one should i buy, tamron 17-50 f2.8 vc or nikon 50mm f1.4 G?? please help me make a decision, and please some reasons..lol
December 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm
I’m assuming you’re mounting this on a crop sensor body, right? In that case, 50mm is a little long for an only lens. I’d get the wide zoom if I could only pick one. For my D700, I’d take the 50mm over a wide zoom, however. Love that lens on full frame =)
December 19, 2011 at 12:44 am
yess, i’m using nikon d5000, oh i already have kit 18-55 (i’m think this lens isn’t sharp enough), nikon 35mm f1.8 dx, nikon 55-200 vr dx. is tamron 17-50 VC a wise decision to buy to exchange the kit 18-55? or should i go with 50 1.4G? anyway, big thanks to your reply! :)
December 19, 2011 at 1:31 am
Well, let me ask you, should I get a hammer or screw driver? They only way you could answer that is if I told you what I was trying to accomplish with the tool, right? Lenses are tools. So, what are you trying to accomplish? I say, stick with what you got now and hold off on buying a new lens. The choice will become clear if you keep shooting until you figure out that something you are trying to accomplish can’t be done with what you currently have :)
December 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm
hmmm, really wise thought you have…lollll
if i thought backward, i can take a shoot a daily life with my 35mm, and sometimes i need a wide lens, but the best wide lens for DX is tokina 11-16, and it hasn’t motor at its lens, so i think 17-50 will be pretty good, what do you think? i love to take little2 things photos, and suddenly 50mm 1.4G come up into my mind, thats why i’m really confusing right now…lolll
so i need to hold off and think of it again? maybe i’ll do it.. :)
December 21, 2011 at 1:16 am
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