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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 8
8.0

Very good lens for this value

Henning B., Amazon
19 May 2015
  • Summary: Very good lens for this value. Sometimes is needing to be careful with the autofocus. Didn't have an IS, but with this lens I don't need it. Finaly I recomend it.
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Overall 8
8.0

great upgrade from the kit

Eric M. Rogers, Amazon
23 February 2015
  • Summary: great upgrade from the kit, lens is a beast and looks pro as hell.. it is a little soft at 2.8 which is kind of a drag since i bought it for low light concert photography but for $250 excellent used condition I can't really complain.
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Overall 8
8.0

It gets great color, sharp focus

J. Salowitz, Amazon
10 December 2014
  • Summary: This lens stays on my Canon 60D at nearly all times. It gets great color, sharp focus, and I love the focal length for indoors, closer range images. My only complaint is that the AF is loud and slow and that I wish it dropped just a little lower in aperture.
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Overall 8
8.0

The new prime zoom.

camguyed, Ebay
9 September 2014
  • Summary: Beats the Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 hands down. For the money, this is the new prime zoom lens. It is tack sharp at 2.8 and sharper at f:4. So much cheaper than the Nikon and smaller and lighter also. Doesn't have the VR (neither does the Nikon) but at this focal range it doesn't need it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for my uses

H Man, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the lens for close-up family, wedding and general use. Just takes getting use to lens with my Canon T3.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great For Low Light Pic, Lightweight
  • Cons: Compatable With Camera
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it...even with the recent focusing issue...

Laura St.Peter, Amazon
10 August 2014
  • Summary: I've had this lens for my Nikon D5100 and D5200 for about a year and a half. I bought it along with the 28-75 2.8 and honestly, I do love them both. They compliment each other well and I find myself using them both all of the time during weddings, outdoor sessions and indoor newborn sessions.
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Overall 8
8.0

I tremendous cost-benefit

Gabriel R. Galassi "Coringão", Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: After a lot of reviewing information about a good cost-benefit lens to substitute the kit lens I found the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 non-VC. What I can say is that this len is worth every peny you spent. It's fast and sharp, what else do I need? If you're not a PRO, don't spend money on the Nikon version.
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Overall 8
8.0

Grey Market: Lens is fine, but know what you're buying (no Warranty)

Dabbler, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens from "Sold by Another Deal Site and Fulfilled by Amazon". It was around $200 less than regular retail, so I had my suspicions that it was grey market (same lens, no warranty).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for photo and video, amazing image quality, stiff zoom ring!

CrooklynX972, Amazon
6 June 2014
  • Summary: This is a great lens with great optical qualities, it is sharp wide open. The focus ring is really smooth and has no play, great for manual focusing, the zoom ring is another story it is stiff an I really mean stiff, if you turn it in one direction the camera will follow.
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Overall 8
8.0

This lens seems suitable for my uses.

noname, B&H Photo
1 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Not being a pro, sharpness and quality of construction more than meets my needs for point and shoot. Plus is capable of much more special purposes as well. At this point I would purchase it again if needed.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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