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

reviewer#1511 date: Dec-5-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
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:Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
KM 17-35mm f/2.8-4
price paid:325 USD (new)
positive:Focus is right on
Colors are rich
Sharp with nice contrast
Very useful range
negative:Some distortion at wide end
17-70 would have been great...
comment:This one lives on my camera. Truly a walk around. To the point that I'm feeling bad about not using my primes more. They got this one right!

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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