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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
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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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD

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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'.
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Overall 2
2.0

Grey market item - no US warranty

Mark Hornick, Amazon
7 June 2014
  • Summary: Some time back I had ordered the Tamron SP AF28-75 F/2.8 Di from Amazon, which was sold directly from Amazon - it came with Tamron's 6-year USA warranty. I recently ordered this lens, which was fulfilled (but not sold) by Amazon.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wrong Fit

Sig, Adorama
17 July 2013
  • Excerpt: While the lenshood is marked for the appropriate Tamron lens, it does not fit my lens. I had to return the product and ask Adorama to locate a different type for my lens.
  • Cons: Not Functional
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Overall 2
2.0

Not very sharp, and poor autofocus

Michael Martin, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this because it was a great deal. Turns out the autofocus is terrible, its not very sharp, and overall feels flimsy. Not happy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for all Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses!

javthrowr, Adorama
1 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I cracked my Tamron lenshood a few months ago and was looking to replace it. This lenshood was too small for my 17-50mm f/2.8 Di-II lens. Do not let customer service talk you into this if your lens takes a 72mm filter! My original hood had AB003 on it, this is not the replacement.
  • Cons: Wrong Size
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens Not Sharp

WC Wright, B&H Photo
6 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This one has soft focus and distortion around the edges. Point of focus was not sharp and shutter speed was fast enough to stop any movement. I was also using a medium aperture (f-5.6 - f-8). Lens seemed to have a very shallow depth of field in front of the focus point.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Edge distortion
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Overall 2
2.0

Spotty QC

Doc Sarvis, Adorama
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: My wife bought one of these for her Canon EOS 60D and it is an excellent lens. So excellent that I bought one for my EOS 60D. It consistently focused six inches behind my chosen focus point, and even at its best focus was not sharp.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Chromatic abberation
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Overall 2
2.0

Roll of the dice

Bernie, B&H Photo
29 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I tried this lens based on many positive reviews. In my case the first copy I received was sharp on the right side of the image and very very soft on the left side...decentering. I called B & H and ordered a replacement thinking that I just had bad luck on the lens I was going to return.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't order from Adorama.com

the guy you ripped off, Adorama
27 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Adoroma is a scam site they will not deliver too you
  • Cons: Adorama not honest, Adorama will scam you, Fake, Rip off, Will not deliver
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Overall 2
2.0

I tested out 2 copies of the lenses - Not Satisfied

Nathan Dean, Amazon
10 February 2012
  • Summary: First off I ordered this lenses because I own the 70-200mm Tamron f2.8 and have been so thrill with the photos I got that I had to give this one a try too. I ordered this lenses in January of 2012 and the first copy I got the quality of the images were good but not great.
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