Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
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Great Lens despite a few set backs
ZachFilm, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: First off this lens is very cheap. I got one used but even new it's a good $300 cheaper than the canon. And yet the image quality is still great. It's very fast and has good range. The few setbacks of this lens are so small, it's barely worth mentioning.
Pros: Cost, Fast lens, Nice Bokeh, Range, Rugged
Cons: Loud Motors, Short Focus Throw, Zoom Ring Slightly Sticky
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my Canon kit lens. I use it as my walk around lens and it's great. I love the consistent f/2.8. It's really sharp, and I don't think it takes that long to focus really. But I haven't bought any "expensive" Canon lenses yet to compare. I love that it came with a petal lens hood too and has a 6-year warranty.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: one of the best lens i have bought. As a beginner in photography this lens allowed be to take my skills to the next level, and loving every moment of it. The quality of this lens is immediately noticeable both in the mechanics and images. If your looking for a new step in your photos this is a must buy. Enjoy!
Summary: This lens works great! I could have paid way more for a Nikon-branded one, but I chose this one because of the significantly lower price. The build quality is excellent and it feels very sturdy. I use this lens as my everyday lens. The stationary front element that allows the petal lens hood is great as well, since I can use circular polarizers without having to readjust each time I refocus.
Excerpt: For more than two months I was debating between Sigma 17-50 and this one. I finally pulled the trigger and I got Tamron. When coupled with my D7100 it produces amazing images. The lens is sharp across the range ... from highest to lowest apertures but it really shines between f/4 and f/10. The color rendering is quite good along with contrast. This might not be the best 24-70mm lens (APS-C sensor equivalent) but it's really darn close.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Price
Summary: Fantastic lens. The images for my T3i are vastly improved over the kit lens provided. It has great aperture settings, so the images are extremely crisp, especially for the price. If you don't want to tinker with the focus, the lens is able to recognize several points within the frame, so you can make either the foreground or background stand out. It's as good as the brand name Canon 17-50mm. It's also surprisingly light.
Summary: I had a concern about ordering direct from Japan. My "trial balloon" was to send them a few emails which were answered quickly and completely. A couple other Japanese-based dealers were not as prompt or clear on the details.The lens arrived in four days with no tax or duty. It's a gray market lens which means it has no USA warranty. In my 30 years of buying lenses I've never needed one repaired, so I felt is was low-risk deal. The lens is exactly as advertised.