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

reviewer#2572 date: Jul-22-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 50/1.4 at 2.8
Minolta Zoom Xi 28-105 at 50/4
price paid:
missing
positive:2.8 over 17-50.
AF fine for the purpose.
AF not noisy and sufficiently fast.
negative:Not as sharp as Minolta 50/1.4 at 2.8 when looking at picture in greater detail.
comment:Good lens for my purpose taking indoor sports photo without flash.

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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