Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
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Would not recommend this product to anyone
23 November 2014
Summary: I can understand why this lens only receives three stars.... At about $450.00 I expected much, much more clarity...The base Sony Lens that came with the camera is comparable!! Would not recommend this product to anyone...
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.
Excerpt: So far, the lens is okay. I haven't seen the "wow" that most people have written about. I have a big shoot coming up. I hope it does a great job. It also turns the opposite direction for zooming. That is kind of tricky when you're used to the other way.
Summary: My experience with this is on a Canon 50D. I really waffled on returning this lens. Shooting in good light results in really sharp, really vibrant photos. Unfortunately shooting indoors in low light results in a very low rate of "great shots" when it comes to focus.
Excerpt: This is overall a pretty good lens, but don't even consider it if you plan to shoot video. It is a bit softer than I would like, even considering the price range. It is definitely more contrasty and clear, but pixel peeping reveals its sharpness is comparable to my old 18-55 kit lens.
Excerpt: Great focal length for my canon 7d, but soft at 2.8. Doesn't make sense in buying a 2.8 if it's not sharp until f4. Which is why i'm returning it. Plus the af is noisy. I'm pretty sure there are some videos on the web. Never going to buy tamron again. Sticking to canon lens.