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

reviewer#4975 date: Mar-7-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
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:MINOLTA AF 28mm F2.8
MINOLTA AF 50mm F1.7
SONY DT 18-70mm
price paid:380 CAD (used)
positive:- Sharp
- Fast
- Nice bokeh
- Cheap
comment:My walk around lens now, AF is really fast on my A700. it is as sharp as the 50 1.7 & 28 2.8 prime lenses, however, I like the color of the prime lenses better.

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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