Camera Lenses!

Just when I thought I was done!

In a previous post I mentioned that I own these lenses:
Tamron 17-35mm
Tamron 70-300mm
Vivitar 28-210mm
Pentax 50mm

I actually have been very happy with my Tamron lenses and have even recommended them to others.  The Tamron lenses replaced the lenses that were stolen on my last trip to France.

I used to only shoot with 2 lenses: one wide, one medium, and then later I added the telephoto.

As I was getting ready to place my orders I looked again not just at what I was about to buy – but what I would be able to sell when I as done.

I was going to buy:
12-24mm Pentax Lens
55-300mm Pentax Lens

and also bring my:
17-35mm Tamron Lens

And as much as I like the idea of the 12-24 – is this really the ultra wide I want?

This brings me to the Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6
(my original ultra-wide was a Sigma 17-28mm)

So if I am rethinking my ultra wide – shouldn’t I also rethink my other lenses too?

I don’t mind losing the long zoom if I can have less of a gap in my mid-range.

This brings me to the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Both of these lenses have good reviews and give me more of what I need on the wide to mid range.  I save some money and in theory can survive with just 2 lenses.  This is the way I like to shoot – keep the ultra-wide on all the time and occasionally switch to the other.

I would probably still bring the 17-35mm but only as a backup.

Just some thoughts.

[Re-posted from my University Blog & Edited 07/01/2011]