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

reviewer#10150 date: Apr-27-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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:Sigma 28-75 f/2.8
Minolta 28-85 f/3.5-4.5macro
Minolta 50 f/1.4
price paid:425 new USD
positive:Sharp, quiet, and great in low light
negative:not quite the old Minolta color but close.
comment:It was the replacement for my trusted old work photo workhorse
a Sigma 28-75 f/2.8. The cropped nature made me always wish for a little more width. I had had that sigma glass since my film Minoltas
and it had served me well. Lets hope this one can too.

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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