Hi hi, would like to seek your expertise / advise on whether is it feasible to upgrade / replace my existing equipment.
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: 18-55mm kit + 35mm 1.8g
I have been looking and shortlisted Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 (vc and non-vc) for a week due to its affordability and pretty good image review.
Sigma and Nikkor are way out of my budget.
My purpose is to hope that it can replace both my current lens and still give me good image quality.
Is this lens good for portraiture and group photos (for weddings and functions) ?
Is it a good idea to sell away my kit (18-55) and 35mm 1.8g to get the Tamron 17-50mm (used) ?
I am leaning more towards the non-vc version due to the size and weight (and cost too).
Please comment or provide other suggestions for a zoom lens that is similar to above and affordable (similarly priced) ?
I understand that this lens is pretty noisy during auto-focusing but i think i might be able to live with that (got to test to have a feel) first.