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

reviewer#11122 date: May-17-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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:
price paid:389.00 €
positive:- very good image quality in this price range
negative:- soft at maximum aperture
- hit or miss AF
- CA even at f/8, depending on shooting conditions
comment:I've been using this lens for almost 2 years now, and I have to say it's been doing a decent job on my A35.
The wide aperture and focal length are great for everyday shooting.
But it is pretty noisy during focus, so I wouldn't recommend it for video.

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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