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

reviewer#7517 date: Jun-1-2010
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:Sony 18-70
Minolta 70-210
price paid:620 SGD
positive:Sharp
Bokeh
Fast
Beautiful Colors
negative:Zoom ring seems a bit tight and slightly heavy but I'm being really picky.
Wish it was a 17-70.
comment:I love this new addition to my lens family. I got this as my new walkaround lens after researching and choosing it over the Sony 16-105 and the CZ 16-80, and I'm glad I did. It's wonder fully sharp, love the colours and pleasant bokeh. Not that bad F2.8 as well. Don't think I will be taking it off my camera anytime soon. It is a bit heavy and falls short on the tele end but hey you can't have it all. Value for money all the way.

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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