Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD
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good lens for the price
Gee Smart, Amazon
24 October 2014
Summary: It's a very good lens, a bit heavy and large though. The central resolution and contrast are very good, especially on a full frame, the edges are much weaker, so it might not be ideal for the landscapes. The flare resistance is good, but not great.
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.
Summary: I've owned this lens since 2007 and works flawlessly. While on my cropped sensor at 27mm is great for landscapes, I find myself wanting something a little wider in different scenario. But with that said I still love this lens and don't regret paying $500 new.
Summary: This is an exceptionally good lens from Tamron. I have the Canon 17-35L and I do think it is a little better; more punchy in the way Canons are, though the Tamron really holds its own and has a special x factor that makes this a valuable tool in your camera bag.
One of the best inexpensive ultrawide full-frame zoom lenses.
3 March 2012
Summary: I had a chance to compare it to Canon's 17-40/4L lens. 17-40 features a better control of flare and a better built lens body, offering faster USM drive. That's basically, it. In all other respects I found Tamron 17-35 better.
High Quality Lens. Great Price. Beats L series. Highly Recommend.
Rikki Lee "happy man", Amazon
17 January 2012
Summary: I have done a full review along with images and comparison to the Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L II. [...] I have put together a lens comparison test of the Canon 16 - 35 L II and the Tamron 17 - 35 2.8 - 4.0. I was in the market for quite a while looking for a lens which would satisfy this zoom range.
Good build quality, great images, nice value for the money!
7 July 2011
Summary: I was looking for a wide angle lens that I could use for outdoors and some portrait photography. Of course Canon L glass would be nice, but sometimes budgets get in the way. I like the fact that it is fast at 2.8, so I can use in less than optimum lighting situations.
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.