Summary: one of the best lens i have bought. As a beginner in photography this lens allowed be to take my skills to the next level, and loving every moment of it. The quality of this lens is immediately noticeable both in the mechanics and images. If your looking for a new step in your photos this is a must buy. Enjoy!
Great kit lens replacement for people looking for low-light and bokeh.
9 February 2014
Summary: This is an excellent lens to replace the kit lens. With a constant f/2.8 aperture, you get amazing bokeh and low-light performance and a nice zoom range. The lens is very well made and weighs similar to the regular kit lens. It is also very nice that the front element does not move when focusing, so you can put filters and hoods on it, giving that professional look and feel. It auto-focuses very quickly and pictures look clear.
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF review by shatz
28 January 2014
Summary: I think this is the best lens to start with if you are new in photograpie! it is much better than any kit lens, it is not that expensive and you will get such a good image quality! If yours isnt tha sharp or has a front/backfocus problem you can send it to tamron, they will fix it and its worth the wait (of ap 8 days).
Great 2.8 lens for the money. I am extremely happy.
28 January 2014
Summary: So far from what I am able to tell, this lens is super sharp and very fast with the focus. Very rugged and looks as if it is built well. I would say that this lens is well worth the money spent.
Summary: Lightweight, compact, fast standard zoom lens designed for DX SLR cameras.A very nice and sharp lens with good colors and contrast. Nice bokeh as well thanks to the constant f/2.8 aperture. In the day, the auto focus is accurate and does not hunt.