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

reviewer#7287 date: Apr-14-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:Sigma 28-70 2.8
Tokina 28-80 2.8
price paid:~350E(new)
positive:Sharp.
2.8
Fast AF
negative:wide open - sometimes CA
comment:It's a must have on APS-C. Is sharp than Sigma 28-70 2.8 and Tokina 28-80 2.8. I always take it with me when traveling. When using wide open (especially inside) purple fringing may appear. Overall is a great lens.

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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