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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
8.5 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 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

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.
  • 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

User Review

Bonnie, Adorama
9 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not great

Steve, B&H Photo
1 December 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Hard to manual focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens, but not at f2.8

Joe, B&H Photo
23 July 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Great focal length
  • Cons: Soft wide open
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