Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by di2708

reviewer#5884 date: Aug-21-2009
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:Sony 18-70 Sony 24-105
price paid:349 Euro
positive:Extremely sharp, high IQ, close focusing, fixed f/2.8 aperture, compact and light weight, build quality.
negative:none really
comment:I have been shooting with this lens for about 8 months now from news events, weddings and snapshots of the family. The image quality is amazing for the price and sharp at 2.8.

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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