Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by sting148

reviewer#11614 date: Jan-17-2014
sharpness: 1
color: 1
build: 1
distortion: 1
flare control: 1
overall: 1
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 18-50 EX DC Marco
SAL 16-50 SSM
price paid:250
positive:Sharp
negative:Build quality is limited by its price, it isn't bad but certainly lacks things like weathersealing.
A lot of flare
AF just a bit noisy
Bad copies out there.
soft at maximum aperture
Manual focus ring travel is short
P/p very low
comment:i don't like this lens, i was bought it for sold my sigma 18-50

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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