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

reviewer#10147 date: Apr-26-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 24-85, Minolta 24-105
price paid:$250.00 Can. USED.
positive:Sharp, Sharp, Sharp! Great in low light, fast auto-focus.
negative:Build quality, but what do you want for the price.
comment:I bought this lens for my back-up A100 which my 15 year old daughter uses quite a bit. The 24-105 was just not wide enough, nor did it work great in low light. This Lens was a HUGE jump up. On my camera the focusing is spot on. No back or front focusing. It is much more usable indoors, and the image quality is a real eye opener. On APS-C this is a jewel at twice the price!!!

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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