Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
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Great Lens despite a few set backs
ZachFilm, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
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
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my Canon kit lens. I use it as my walk around lens and it's great. I love the consistent f/2.8. It's really sharp, and I don't think it takes that long to focus really. But I haven't bought any "expensive" Canon lenses yet to compare. I love that it came with a petal lens hood too and has a 6-year warranty.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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!
Summary: This lens works great! I could have paid way more for a Nikon-branded one, but I chose this one because of the significantly lower price. The build quality is excellent and it feels very sturdy. I use this lens as my everyday lens. The stationary front element that allows the petal lens hood is great as well, since I can use circular polarizers without having to readjust each time I refocus.
Excerpt: They say: don't get your hopes up too high, and they are quite right on that. I had really high hopes for this lens, but the initial impressions are less than stellar. K-x is the current body for the lens. Let's start with the bad: 1) constant underexposure by about 1EV. 2) "purple/yellow fringing" is quite pronounced 3) slightly lifeless color rendition at times. "plasticky" probably would be a good word. Will try it on a different body, maybe they'll get along better.
Summary: This lens gives nice sharp pictures. I have not noticed any creep thus far. Auto focus on really close objects makes the lens track back and forth a bit, but when doing these "macro" or close to shots I use manual anyway. It's great at these close "macro" shots by the way. I did a lot of 3rd party filter test research and paired it with this Hoya filter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KZ5YWE/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i02?