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

reviewer#5887 date: Aug-21-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 3.5-5.6
Tokina 20-35 3.5-4.5
K/M 24-105 3.5-4.5
price paid:225 USD
positive:very sharp
light
IQ
price
great range
bokeh
negative:none
comment: Great lens, color is excellent, I like the light weight and the warp on the short end. Sharpest crop lens for the price.( even for another hundered bucks). I got mine used and think it is great.

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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