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

reviewer#1494 date: Nov-29-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Sigma 10-20
KM 24-105
KM 18-70
KM 50 1.7
price paid:449 USD
positive:Constant F2.8
Great focal range (25-75 film)
Good build quality
Sharp! Very Sharp!
negative:A bit heavy
comment:This is a great lens! Fast f2.8, nice bokeh, smooth zoom, wide manual focus ring, internal focus, good color saturation. It comes with a large hood, center pinch cap, and zoom lock. The feel is good and it is very Sharp. The focus is fast and spot on. This is the lens that is meant for the 5D. The focal length is my most used. This has quicky become my favorate and most used lens out of 8.

Highly Recommend!

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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