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

reviewer#4056 date: Sep-5-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 3
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:Sal 50 1.4
Sal 70-200 G
price paid:600 USD (new)
positive:Sharp!
Speed!
negative:Color
Bouquet
comment:Very fast, very sharp and very accurate lens! In almost any condition. I replaced my kit lens 18-70 and this lens is sooo much better! BUT I do miss a bit of the famous minolta color and bouquet.. otherwise it is excellent!

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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