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

reviewer#2064 date: Mar-27-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 - AF 24-105 F3.5-4.5 (D)
Sigma - 70-200 F2.8 EX APO IF
Sigma - 24-135 F2.8-4.5 Aspherical IF
price paid:
constant 2.8
fast focussing
negative:some flares
some distortion and vignetting at wide end
comment:Great indoor and portraits lens, there is some distortion and vignetting at wide end but acceptable for wideangle zooms. Highly recommended.

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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