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

reviewer#12199 date: Mar-22-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:sharpness is on a par with the Tamron 90mm, and way better than the Sony 18-70 kit lens that my wife now uses.
price paid:GBP 280
positive:This is an amazing lens, the constant f2.8 is a godsend, really helps in low light situations and is sharp wide open.
It balances well on the A350,550 and 700, and it is one that I use the most as a general walk around lens.
negative:none so far
comment:over all a good buy, one of the 3 best buys in my bag.

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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