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

reviewer#10571 date: Oct-6-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Minolta 17-35D
Sigma 17-35DG
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC
Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC
price paid:220 GBP mint
positive:Sharp
Colours
Build
negative:Range - wish it was 17-70
comment:Superb lens. The Sigma 17-70 runs it close but it isn't a constant f2.8, although its range is more useful.

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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