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Q about lenses - Tok 24-200 & Tam/KM 28-75 Di
« on: March 23, 2005, 01:12:46 PM »
Hi there

Has anyone in here tried either of these :?:

 :arrow:  Tokina 24-200 AT-X
 :arrow:  Tamron or KonicaMinolta 28-75/2.8 Di

Any good :mrgreen:

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Re: Q about lenses - Tok 24-200 & Tam/KM 28-75 Di
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 12:35:17 AM »
Quote from: dcap

 :arrow:  Tamron or KonicaMinolta 28-75/2.8 Di

I don't own it (thought it was a bit too expensive), but I tried the KM version a bit. Feels very well-built, and from what I've seen, it produces great-quality images too. Both zoom and focus were smooth and precise.


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agonising over lens purchase ... old school standard zoom
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 11:29:33 AM »
Hi there.  I'm having great difficulties chosing here :!:

My current kit:  KM 17-35/2.8-4(D) and Sig 70-200/2.8 EX.  Plus Min 50/1.4 & Tam 90Di.

The 17-35 & 70-200 were bought as a complementary pair.  But in reality the 70-200 doesn't get much street life.  Its more for the wildlife season when i shoot deer :mrgreen:  

So I need a standard zoom a 24/28-75/85/105-ish zoom to act as two things:
- a one lens day tripper
- a dual lens day tripper set to match with the 17-35

So the choices:
- KonMin 28-75/2.8 Di (new £300 .... too new for used!)
- Min 24-85/3.5-4.5 (new £200 used £150 .... new!)
- Min 24-105/3.5-4.5 (D) (new £300 used £170 .... ?)
(somehow I have managed to discount the Sig 24-60/24-70/28-70EX)

I don't print bigger than 6x4" through my Canon CP-300 postcard printer (which by the way is EXCELLENT).  But I do want a quality optic.  

I read good things about all three lenses.  I have £500 to spend, but £150 is to go on a VC-7D.

I'm not a big wide angle fan, hence the 17-35 is plenty wide enough for me.  My old ideal was a film world 35mm prime.  The 24- zooms give me my ideal wide angle starting point, and then stretch.  I think the 28-75 despite being a fabulous lens it actually a little too long in the start of its range and is a bit too narrow a range for a one-len day tripper.  So 24-85/105.  

Tough choice!  Or should I be looking at primes?  I used to shoot all primes!

Do any of you have any of these three lenses :?:   pleased with them on your film/D cameras?

Help :!:  :!:  :!:  :!:

PS - this will also double up as a portrait lens.  f2.8 isn't really needed, so one of the smaller/lighter f3.5-4.5 will easily do the trick