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

reviewer#4217 date: Oct-12-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Sigma 28-70mm EX
CZ85mmF1.4
price paid:400 USD (new)
positive:Sharp
good colour
fast focus
light
negative:Not FF
comment:Beats the pants off the kit lenses, and although not as sharp as the CZ85mm, it is sharp compared to other lenses in this category. Not the best bokeh, but is pleasant and acceptable.

Just remember this is not a fullframe lens. But it is a keeper for APS sensor use.

Would give build, flare control and distortion 4.5 if possible.

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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