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

reviewer#11615 date: Jan-17-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 2
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3
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 50 1.4
price paid:270 USD
focal range
size for constant F2.8
focus speed
negative:Sharpness at f/3.5, f/4, and f/4.5 aren't much better than f/2.8
Sometimes FF/BF (may be my camera)
A little too much flare and CA under f/4 for being a top-of-the-line 3rd party lens, but not really bad
Somewhat rare filter size of 67mm
some really strong purple/blue fringing towards the edges.
Flat colours
aps-c only
comment:not good as minolta 50 1,4 at f2.8

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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