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

reviewer#6486 date: Nov-29-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Tamron 28-75
Tamron 18-250
price paid:3500 nok (new)
positive:Sharp
Fast auto focus
Great colours
negative:Cheap build quality
Loose plastic front, the one who holds the front glass. I had to glue it...
To short range - what about a 17-60 f/2,8 :-)
comment:Without the build quality problems, probably the best aps-c lens for a-mount. I miss the wide end on my 28-75, but the latter one feels it has way better build quality.

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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