Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by Mauricio11
|Mauricio11#2900 date: Nov-1-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70|
- 2.8 through the range
- fast AF
|negative:||- long end not enough|
- not FF capable
- lock button is useless
|comment:||This lens is so sharp that I have to wear gloves when using it (just kidding). But seriously, sharpness is a huge positive aspect from this glass. I could say it is sharper than M20/2.8 and M24/2.8. Definitively sharper than M28/2.8 and kit lens.|
I've bought this lens to replace my kit lens and make a couple with my T90/2.8 when traveling. I can say they do the job, very well done.
Lock button is only for transportation (it locks at 17mm only). It would be nice if it was a zoom lock button.
As you can expect, there is some distortion at wide end. You need correct it in PP. Recommended.