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

reviewer#8921 date: Apr-14-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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 kit 18-70
Minolta 24-105
price paid:315
positive:f2.8
wide angle
sharp
Great colors
Bokeh
negative:Not much to complain about
comment:I've had this lens for a couple of months now and I like it a lot. Great all-purpose lens. Fast enough for indoor shooting. Of course it's not long but you already knew that. Stays on my camera 90% of the time. Good bokeh, sharpness and color. Another plus is that it can be had cheap used.

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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