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

reviewer#9698 date: Dec-18-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:minolta 28-75 f2.8. tamron 35-105 f2,8.
price paid:300.00 (new)
positive:very sharp wide open.
negative:not enough reach (for me)
comment:For my opinion and my non scientific test this is the best lens for the money, if you like the focal length.

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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