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

reviewer#5649 date: Jul-5-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:MIN 24-105
MIN 50 F1.7
price paid:280 NEW
positive:SHARP,SHARP,SHARP
negative:NONE
comment:THIS LEN WON'T LET ME DOWN. WHEN I COMPARED THE SHARPNESS TO MIN 50 F1.7 AT F5.6, THERE ARE NO DIFERENCE BUT AT F2.8 , MIN 50 1.7 IS SHARPER THEN TAMRON 17-50. THIS LEN ALWAYS ON MY SONY A700, VERY GOOD FOR INDOOR AND PORTRAIT.

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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