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

reviewer#4119 date: Sep-21-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Sony DT 18 70 f/3.5-5.6
price paid:260 Eur
positive:f/2.8 at low price; good sharpness and quality; shorter focal length.
negative:hard zoom ring.
comment:Excellent lens to replace Sony's proposition; a little heavier, but good balance with an A100, fine to use.
f/2.8 + stab makes you able to shoot with low light, inside or outside...

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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