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8.6 out of 10

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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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The new prime zoom.

camguyed, Ebay
9 September 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

GRAY MARKET LENS

Gretchen, Amazon
22 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for my uses

H Man, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the lens for close-up family, wedding and general use. Just takes getting use to lens with my Canon T3.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great For Low Light Pic, Lightweight
  • Cons: Compatable With Camera
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it...even with the recent focusing issue...

Laura St.Peter, Amazon
10 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Todd Kreykes, Amazon
8 August 2014
  • Summary: Great lens for the value. A nice step up from kit lenses
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens despite a few set backs

ZachFilm, B&H Photo
27 July 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Happy Shooter

Niken, B&H Photo
26 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Second Shooter lens.Good price for a fast lens,so far images are sharp and good contrast and color,paring this lens with the Nikon D7100.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Excellent with canon 40D

Zee "Zee", Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: I use this lens with my canon 40D. A significant upgrade in the quality of my shots. I love this lens as a universal lens.
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