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

reviewer#2102 date: Apr-3-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:SAL 1870
CZ 1680
price paid:375 + shipping(New)
positive:Very Sharp
Fast
Feels good on my a100
AF is quick, decisive and right on
Color
negative:Wish it could zoom a little further
comment:One of my top lenses, stays on my camera a lot. Great idoors, for parties. Nice color outdoors. I think all who own an a100 would love this lens. Unlike some others, I like the build, no it's not metal, but it does feel solid. The zoom ring has just the right ammount of play and it has some weight to it that seems to balance the a100 out perfectly.

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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