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

reviewer#2273 date: May-7-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 17-70/2.8-4.5
KM 20/2.8
price paid:399 Euro (new)
positive:Very useful zoom range for me
Reasonable build
negative:Very severe backfocus!
comment:The backfocus is quite bad and I did not continue to test or use it. The ratings of "4" are more to fill the squares than a meaningful rating.
I am resonably sure this was just a bad example and I may try another some day.

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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