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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

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens IMPORT

Phil, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this lens 2 months ago and was very excited to receive it. Unfortunately my excitement was short lived as this lens was mediocre at best. Don't get me wrong, it was an upgrade over the Sony 18-55 kit lens but I had a hard time warranting the $400 price tag for what I was receiving...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the savings.

Dana P., Amazon
14 May 2014
  • Summary: Poor quality. Possibly a Grey market lens.It was much less expensive than other retailers now I know why. Don't waste your money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good quality

RJP "RJP", Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: It is heavy works ok but is made cheaply and doesnt auto focus all the time the inner electronics must be crap
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Overall 4
4.0

Great on a Canon, a no-go for Sony.

36above, Amazon
6 March 2013
  • Summary: I have owned two versions of this lens Canon and Sony. The copy of the lens I used with the Canon gear was pretty good. A little veiling haze and so-so contrast at F2.8 but livable and correctable in post. All other apertures it was pretty good!
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Overall 4
4.0

Too much back focus

MyFirstTamron, Adorama
18 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my first Tamron and also my first business with Adorama. The lens was delivered a day earlier than promised. I used it on my D7000, try to take the advantage of a $75 coupon offer. It's the version with built-in motor.
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Overall 4
4.0

Focus Issues

Nicole, B&H Photo
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I have to give this lens a low rating only because of quality control. My copy of this lens has a severe front focus problem. In manual focus the image is very very sharp, but auto focus misses every time. B&H was not helpful in letting me swap the lens.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Front focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Inconsistent QC

Doc Sarvis, Adorama
15 March 2012
  • Excerpt: My wife bought one of these lenses for her EOS 60D. After testing we found it a wonderful lens: lightweight, fast focusing, excellent sharpness and very little chromatic aberration.After I traded my EOS 1Ds for a 60D last weekend I ordered another Tamron 17-50/2.8 for myself.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware - in spite of reviews....

Christopher Goodfellow, Amazon
28 February 2012
  • Summary: I desperately wanted to like this lens, since I currently can't afford a Nikon equivalent. Plus, the reviews were great, especially on SLRGEAR.COM. I just finished tests on a resolution chart. On a tripod, with a D300s and using Live View magnified to focus manually.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected

Peter, B&H Photo
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens instead of the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 because I thought it was sharper... what a deception. This lens is not sharp and it's construction is terrible, it's weak and mine have a lots of spots of dust inside and are impossible to remove.
  • Pros: Good in low light, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Lens Creep, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice lens, But not for me!

KISSA, B&H Photo
24 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Its kind of hard to give right amount of star to this lens. I have a D90 Nikon camera, taking pics of nature, landscape , portrait and weddings. I wanted a better mid-range lens then the lenses that I am already have(50mm/f1.8 and the kit lens 18-55/f3.5) I did lots of research and testing on this...
  • Pros: Cheep, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Lowlight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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