Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD
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Great Lens at agreat price
Digiko "Get Cam", Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: The appearance and construction seems very high quality. Finish, feel and texture is excellent - far more superior than some of the Nikon branded ones at this price range. Has slight trouble focusing in low light but this problem isn't exactly unique to this lens. Very, very good picture quality. Wide angle at f/2.8 at this price range with this quality and performance level is very, very rare. I was pleasantly surprised.
Impressive picture quality - and at a great price too
Eric Hobart, Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: I have recently expanded my lens package to include this beauty from Tamron, which is the only wide angle lens that I'm carrying in my kit right now. My penchant is landscape & architecture pictures, and this lens never disappoints in either of those two arenas. Now - having said that - I must also admit that I've wandered around Walt Disney World for days at a time keeping ONLY this lens on my camera and taking portraits, interior pictures of rides, and architecture...
Summary: I bought this for my N65 35mm film camera and had a lot of fun with it. Now that I have a D90 (APS-C) I almost never use it, the DX frame essential puts this in a not very useful range for me. That said, I'm about to upgrade to a D610 and this will come back out of the closet. Relatively fast lens for a great price. Can't wait to put it to use again.
Summary: For film cameras, 17-35mm has become the most versatile "very wide angle" zoom range. With digital bodies this focal range translates to ca. 25-52mm, what makes this lens a "wide to standard" zoom. Because the lens is calculated for full 35mm size frame, vignetting is not a problem. Most of full frame lenses are in their best sugar spot, when used on DX sized digital sensors, and this Tamron is not an exception.
Summary: Since I am not super-professional making money from taking pictures, I was looking for a reasonably priced wide angle lens for my Nikon D700 camera. This Tamron lens is exactly what I needed. It focuses very fast and I take great quality pictures with it. NOTE!!! If you use the same (or similar in functionality) camera as I do (D700), don't forget to move the lens's aperture ring to the locked position! Otherwise you will get an error message on your camera.
Summary: I've often read the great reviews Tamron lenses get in magazines and have often thought of buying one, but always ended up going for a cheaper option. Finally, I decided to buy this. Was it worth the little extra? The answer is a resounding YES. The lens feels much better built and the results are far superior. The photographs are as sharp as they could possibly be and the colour saturaton is amazing.
Summary: I bought the Tamron used as a temporary measure during a cash-poor period of my life, when I needed a wide angle zoom for a photo assignment. I intended to keep it only until I could afford a Nikon lens, but after using it for awhile, didn't see any reason to switch. I only have one data point, and can't speak for consistency or build quality, but I've had remarkable results with this lens.
Very sharp, low barrel distortion, fast and light weight - all at the right price.
A. V. A, Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: Bought this lens for my Nikon D50 camera. Coupled with circular polirizing filter and great blue skies (with a dash of clouds) this lens can capture amazing shots. I won't bother you with all the tech details - you can read that on the product description page. This lens needs good light - by that I mean good amount of natural light or an assist from your add-on flash. My camera's built-in flash is barely adequate to capture the wide-angled shots.
Summary: I bought this lens for use indoors at family gatherings and for scenery. I knew this was a fast lens (f/2.8) but was surprised at the physical size of it. I was also amazed at the filter size it required as well. Anyway, I gave the lens to my son (we both shoot with Nikon D50s) and he LOVES this lens. He has taken hundreds of images with it and the ones I have seen are GREAT. Sharp and clear.