Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by Lcarus
|Lcarus#8547 date: Jan-19-2011|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Cz 24-70|
Sig 12 24
|price paid:||300 gbp|
Sharp at centre even at 2.8
Light and balanced on a55
|negative:||Chromatic abb poor|
Focus ok, but not near ssm
|comment:||Got this to travel with along with my a55.|
I normally use my 900 with cz24.70 so I wanted something cheaper in the same range(apsc equiv) to travel with on non 'mission critical' work.
In all honesty it's not A bad bit of kit, it's no cz but if you want a fast lens to attach to a 55 you could do worse.
As some reviews have said you do get distortion at the wide end, but any decent tog can fix that in the blink of an eye. The chroma distortion is a little more annoying, again, 5 mins and it's fixed in post but times that by 200 shots and it's time to think about pro glass.
Its by no means a perfect lens but if youre uploading to flickr, doing small prints or are happy to spend more time in post you could do far worse than this excellent value for money lens.