Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF A-mount lens review by gm4jjj

reviewer#5226 date: Apr-12-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 17-35D CZ 16-80
price paid:
missing
positive:Sharper than I expected on Full Frame. Benefits from being stopped down to get corners sharper of course. Quite nice central sharpness even at f/2.8
Can be found at reasonable prices.
negative:Useless lens hood
comment:This will tide me over until I can justify spending 4 times the price on the CZ 16-35mm

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 4.18
  • color: 4.65
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.06
  • flare control: 3.76
  • overall: 4.13
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