Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical A-mount lens review by SonyA580

reviewer#9843 date: Jan-24-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55 sam
price paid:£289.00
positive:Very sharp wide open
Lightweight
Fast AF
negative:Noisey AF
Plastic
comment:Bang for buck, You cant go wrong to be ohnest, Constant 2.8 and sharp to match, 5.6 at the sweet spot.

Lightweight plastic, so in the longrun time will tell if it stands up

Overall a cheap pro 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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