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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD

Di II : for APS-C DSLRsWith its wide F/2.8 constant aperture, th Read more

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Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
1 February 2008
  • Conclusion: The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] is a very serious performer capable to deliver some of the best MTF50 figures to date in this lens class. Vignetting and distortions are about average for a lens in this class. CAs are very high at 17mm and 24mm. Mechanically the lens isn't top notch but it compares very well here to other third party lenses. AF accuracy could be a little better on the Nikon D200.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
19 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] is a very serious performer capable to deliver very sharp images at all focal lengths. Vignetting and distortion are about average for a lens in this class. CAs are a bit on the high side towards the short end of the focal range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR LD Aspherical (IF) Di11

ePHOTOzine
11 August 2006
  • Summary: With the exception of the distortion at the wide end, this is a very competent lens and a considerable jump up from the general standard of kit lens that it would replace. There is little else that lets it down and good resolution across the frame that is acceptable even when the lens is used wide open commend it. The only other place it could be improved is in the autofocus system where Tamron really do need to get a sonic motor.
  • Pros: Good resolution and control of CA, Nice build, an improvement for Tamron, Consistent through the focal range
  • Cons: Distortion at the wide end., No supplied case or pouch.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Usability 8
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Build quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens

PhotoReview
1 June 2006
  • Summary: A well built standard zoom lens for DSLR cameras with 'APS-C sized' sensors.Tamron has tagged its new 17-50mm F/2.8 lens with the 'SP' label, indicating Super Performance, which puts it into the professional product category. It also bears the Di II, indicating a second-generation, digitally integrated lens that is designed for use with 'APS-C sized' sensors and mounts are available for Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Usability 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens

PhotoReview
1 June 2006
  • Summary: A well built standard zoom lens for DSLR cameras with 'APS-C sized' sensors.Tamron has tagged its new 17-50mm F/2.8 lens with the 'SP' label, indicating Super Performance, which puts it into the professional product category. It also bears the Di II, indicating a second-generation, digitally integrated lens that is designed for use with 'APS-C sized' sensors and mounts are available for Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs.
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