Anyone rolling with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD?

darkhunter139

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I have a chance to pick up this lens for $350 from my local craigslist. It is in mint condition he said and has always been used with a UV filter (Ill inspect it to make sure obviously)

Think this would be worth picking up for my nikon D40 and will it give me better IQ then my kit lens?
 

Zepher

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I have the Canon version and it is an excellent lens. the focusing motor is noisier and slower when compared to my brothers 17-40 f/4L lens but image quality is nearly identical.
 

Sabrewulf165

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Canon version here, love it. Much better quality and shooting ability than the 18-55 IS kit that came with my camera. Also replaces my 50mm prime unless I really need extremely shallow DOF, which isn't often. I don't personally find the motor as slow/noisy as some people make it sound, but then I'm not comparing to anything special either.
 

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darkhunter139

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I think I am just going to save up for the sigma f/2.8 70-200mm HSM lens. Id rather have a fast zoom lens and that one is $800 and seems like a nice lens.
 

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If you get the motorized 17-50 Tammy for Nikon, there's a good chance you're going to see some front focus problems.

I have the screw drive for my D90 and it's pretty great. Focus is tack sharp, but kinda slow.
 

bigj2k1

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I have the Nikon version and love it. The AF is a little slow compared to my 18-200 Nikon but its still great for low light indoor photography.
 
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