Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by Pygmy
|Pygmy#7112 date: Mar-17-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 35-105|
Sigma 50 macro
Nice contrasts and colours
|comment:||This lens is so great value for money. I expected a cheap plastic build because of reviews here, but was positively surprised as the build feels strong and it's quite heavy. As everyone says, it's so sharp even wide open at all lengths. My copy bests at 50mm as it tends to back-focus at 17mm, but that doesn't really bother me as I use it for landscapes mostly. It does show quite some CA at times, and distortion is quite pronounced at 17mm, but I guess most wideangles have that. Unfortunately bokeh is really not that great.|
The colours are nice but a bit warm to my taste, so I turn down colour-temperature and get pleasing results.
Fantastic combination of a lens great for landscapes, low-light and portrait!
Update: it's awesome on the a77, and no more backfocus at wideangle (it was my a700)!