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8.5 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 6
6.0

great lense for money.

suezoe, Amazon
3 December 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Would not recommend this product to anyone

gene, Amazon
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...
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Overall 6
6.0

The lens is ok not great I would recommend it to anyone who is starting ...

Joshua Birge, Amazon
19 July 2014
  • Summary: The lens is ok not great I would recommend it to anyone who is starting and doesn't really care about sharpness...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens, Misses focus at times

M, Amazon
27 May 2014
  • Summary: I finally had an opportunity to try the lens on a Pentax K-30. I read the reviews on the pentax forums and it came out ahead of the sigma and pentax offerings in regards to sharpness. It is indeed a very sharp lens, but I do notice at times the lens will miss focus. Since I always half-way hold down the shutter to gain focus, when it misses the focus I just half-way hold down the shutter again and typically by the 2nd or 3rd attempt it gains solid focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works for me

Allen B, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: It's a good buy. wide angle lens, works very good. Allow me to stand close and get very good wide angle shots. Its a temporay fix.
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Overall 6
6.0

mixed feelings

karro, B&H Photo
12 March 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Pronounced Cas, Underexposure
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Overall 6
6.0

Lens Cap Won't Fit

Bonnie, Adorama
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I have no issues with the lens, but the lens cap does not fit on over the filter offered with this kit. I would not recommend the extra money for the kit. Just get the lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad

kristi leff, B&H Photo
19 June 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great image quality, but I had to return it

M. Weimar, Amazon
7 January 2013
  • 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. This lens seems to have a much harder time focusing indoors than my widest Canon lens (28-135mm f3.5-5.6). Combined with the lack of IS, and it makes for a mediocre indoor lens when shooting without a flash.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quality control problem on focus

Leslie, Abes of Maine
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: There was an issue on the focus of this lens. The front focussing is a problem, and I switched it for another one of the same lens which was a bit better, but not as perfect as I was hoping for. It works great in manual and with adjustment, but that takes more time than I wanted.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Front focus problem, Heavy, Quality Control Problem
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