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

reviewer#6955 date: Feb-23-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:CZ 16-80 f3.5-4.5
price paid:USD 350 (used)
positive:Wide angle
Workable at f2.8
Rather sharp
negative:Colours in low-light conditions even outdoors (I've not used filters with it)
comment:Affordable wide angle lens with fixed maximum aperture.

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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