Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
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Professional Wedding Photography
Amy Hoover, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: Sony mount. Not always 100% sharp at 2.8 throughout frame on APS-C crop sensor with similar distance objects throughout frame, but this is at 2.8 so that can be somewhat expected? Auto-focuses wonderfully fast and auto-focuses in low light. 5 Stars for color accuracy overall quality and definitely price.
Summary: Beats the Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 hands down. For the money, this is the new prime zoom lens. It is tack sharp at 2.8 and sharper at f:4. So much cheaper than the Nikon and smaller and lighter also. Doesn't have the VR (neither does the Nikon) but at this focal range it doesn't need it. The only reasons I don't give it a full "5" is that the focusing ring turns when autofocusing (keep your fingers off!) and the zoom ring is at the rear.
Best buy for the money My others require an adapter ...
Edward Varjean, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: I own four other Tamaron lens. Best buy for the money My others require an adapter for use with any band camera(mine happeded to be film Pentaxes). This one fits right on to my Pentax digital It is constant aperture throughout zooming. Close down one stop to f4 and it is much sharper corner to corne. It is a llittle heavier however. I us the 18-50 in place of a prime lens Except when I need large aperature for portrai or low llight.
Summary: GRAY MARKET LENS First lens I ordered just didn't have the sharpness I thought any lens should provide. I had done a LOT of research prior to purchasing the lens, knowing it was on the cheaper end of most lenses, and had heard that sometimes you can get a 'dud'. So I sent it back and ordered another one. The second one worked better out of the box so I had decided to keep it.
Summary: I've had this lens for my Nikon D5100 and D5200 for about a year and a half. I bought it along with the 28-75 2.8 and honestly, I do love them both. They compliment each other well and I find myself using them both all of the time during weddings, outdoor sessions and indoor newborn sessions. They're sharp and fairly fast for zoom lenses. I am only just now writing this review because I wanted to say one thing.
Excerpt: First off this lens is very cheap. I got one used but even new it's a good $300 cheaper than the canon. And yet the image quality is still great. It's very fast and has good range. The few setbacks of this lens are so small, it's barely worth mentioning.
Pros: Cost, Fast lens, Nice Bokeh, Range, Rugged
Cons: Loud Motors, Short Focus Throw, Zoom Ring Slightly Sticky