We've got a Tamron 28-75 lens we use for weddings, and I'm about ready to replace it with something. I'm just not into it's color rendition, plus it's slow and loud focusing....It's decently sharp, it was cheap, and and the range is really useful (though not always wide enough). It's been very good, especially as we were starting out in wedding work.
So when we shoot weddings, I'm the main photographer and my wife is the second shooter. I use a 5Diii, an older 24-70L, older 16-35, 70-200 2.8, and a 50L & 85L primarily. My wife uses a 7D with a 35L and the Tamron 28-75. We start shooting together, but eventually split up. She stays with the bride through preparation, and I shoot groom/party/family formals. She gets some great shots with the 35L -- but there are times when the zoom is really important.
I'd just let her use my 24-70L, but it's just too useful for me to give up. I'd feel naked without it. I don't use it a ton, so I've thought about getting a 24-105 to use for family stuff, and give the 24-70L to my wife, but I don't really want to give up the quality of the 24-70L, or the 2.8.
Are there any lenses that would make sense for as an upgrade the 28-75, without breaking the bank? If I had the money, I'd just get a 24-70 ii....
There's the 24-105, but it's only f4. The Tamron 24-70 is about the same price used as another Canon 24-70. There's a Sigma 24-70 2.8, but I don't know how it compares with the Tamron, especially in terms of color and focus. A Canon/Sigma/Tamron 17-55 could maybe work. The extra width comes in handy, but it misses out on the extra reach. Plus it wouldn't work as a back-up on the 5D. I've also considered some older lenses too, like a 24-85 USM.
The Tamron 28-75 has just fulfilled it's potential for us, but not sure what makes sense next. Maybe (probably?) nothing at all.
Thanks for any thoughts!