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Focus Speed of: Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 VC, other options?

vincentnyc

New York, US
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vincentnyc Registered since 24th Mar 2009
Wed 25-Mar-09 04:14 AM

Hi All:

This is an effort of thinking of my first lens for my upcoming D700.

I enjoy street photography and pet photography, so focusing speed as well as zoom range (wide to medium telephoto) are BOTH important.

I understand that one must understand that one can't have everything, and that we must set priorities. Yet, this is a situation where i'm moving from a Sony A700-based system to the D700 significantly due to the D700's superior focusing speed and capabilities. So, I do not want to make this switch a moot one by sabotaging myself and getting a lens with inferior focusing speed.

May I ask what first lens, a zoom, Vibration Reduction a must, wide zoom range, roughly 20-ish mm to 180mm+
I looked but didn't want to miss anything.

This first lens is expected to be my "walkabout" lens for street photography, as well as pet photography (I have a fast whippet - it's a breed of dog).
Thank you in advance for your advice.

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