Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by GhislainD

reviewer#10121 date: Apr-15-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 Kit DT 18-70mm
Sony 50 F1.8
Minolta 35-70mm F4
price paid:240 € (+ MC Filter)
positive:Constant Aperture
Transtandard Zoom range
negative:None for the price
comment:I wish I had bought this lens earlier.
It is sharp wide open, super sharp stopped down to F4. Perfect weight for walk-around lens and nice overall built-in quality.
This lens will allow you indoor shooting without flash, macro shooting with its 27cm minimal focusing distance, landscape pics and much more !

With an A700, the only limit is you.

First Indoor concert shooting last week, this little baby and my Minolta 135 F2.8 were the best combo ever !

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 214
  • sharpness: 4.59
  • color: 4.45
  • build: 4.14
  • distortion: 4.16
  • flare control: 4.45
  • overall: 4.36
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