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Fast zoom lens for full frame

frankiej 4 12 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 2:42PM
Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a fast zoom lens to fit a d600 that isn't reeaaallly expensive. I've got a 17-50 2.8 tamron, which I use on DX camera and is great but I was wondering whether there was the equivalent for FX?


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puertouk 4 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:31PM
Have a look at Panamoz Iīve used them and really good.
22 Jan 2013 3:34PM
The Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 might be worth a look. Itís got a reputation for excellent optical quality. See this PDF brochure for more info.

That lens would actually provide shallower depth of field and better low-light performance on a D600 than your 17-50 mm f/2.8 on a DX camera. If you merely want to replicate on FX your existing DX performance you could opt for a slower lens, such as Nikonís own 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 VR. That way youíd gain a 24 mm wide-angle, which Iíd find very attractive (though probably not attractive enough to outweigh the Tamronís cheaper price and greater speed and constant aperture and likely better image quality).
llareggub 5 819 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:37PM
I have been looking at upgrading to Full Frame tentatively and was wondering what I would replace my Tammy 17-50 with to get same results, asking around on various forums the Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Lens comes back with strong recommendations.

I shoot Canon so not sure how it fits in with the FX format, on the canon it is very close in terms of the focal range that it covers and the reviews I have seen look very strong Smile

Good Luck
Cagey75 4 42 Ireland
8 Feb 2013 3:40PM
I had the tamron 17-50 2.8 for my D90. I hated selling that as much as the body! Such a nice DX combo.

Now I have the Nikon 24-70 2.8, and it's even sweeter. If budget isn't an issue, spend as much on the lens as you have on the body and pick up the best short zoom you can get for a Nikon - the 24-70 ... it really is great.

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