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

reviewer#8359 date: Dec-5-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 2
overall: 3.6
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:Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G
Sony 100mm f2.8 Macro
Sony 50mm f1.4
price paid:$800 NZ
positive:Sharp in the centre
Very inexpensive
negative:Borders and corners softer
Focus not very accurate at wide end on Dynax 7 and a700
comment:A lot of lens for the money (1/4 of the cost of the CZ 16-35). Focuses accurately on the a900 with V1 firmware. Very sharp in the centre but softer on the edges and in the corners. F11 gives good results. More flares than at Woodstock when the sun is in the frame.

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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