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

reviewer#2720 date: Sep-13-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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:Minolta 17-35 2.8-4
price paid:
positive:-Razor Sharp
-Fast AF
-2.8 at all focal
-Beautifull colour
comment:Very sharp lens, even at 2.8. From f4 to f11 is razor sharp even in the corners (compared with my Mionolta 17-35 2.8-4 is in another league, specially in the corners)
Has an very good colours and contrast.
The distorsion is very good controled too.
Th building could be better, but is enough good for me, no problem.

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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