Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD
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Don't just settle for this lens
Harp, Ritz Camera
22 May 2014
Excerpt: I purchased the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon hoping it would be an efficient, cost effective answer to my desire for an upgrade from my Canon T3i kit lens.<br />Let me clarify that the kit lens that came with the T3i is quite adequate, producing consistent, beautiful photos.<br />The Tamron 17-50mm is substantially heavier than the kit lens, but perfectly manageable.<br />The problem comes in with the auto-focus.
Did not open package, when I found it would not work on full frame.
Larry Lee, Amazon
13 April 2014
Summary: I had to return the lens,(un opened) to the seller when I found out through a camera club member that this lens will no work on any full frame camera. It's for APS-c or smaller. and doe's not communicate through a Metabones adaptor.
Summary: The lens after received was put on my t3i and I started shooting out in my backyard. Then I went to areas I had shot before. This way I would be able to compare the sharpness etc. I know that light has a lot to do with the final turn-out, but I just wanted a close idea, not something eggs to eggs if you know what I mean. The lens performed great it is a little heavier than I was used to, but the end result when compared with other pictures of earlier time, was great.
Summary: This lens is well worth the money asked. It might take a little experience before you obtain optimal results each time, but it will definitely help an amateur or enthusiast photographer grow in the art
Pros: F2.8 gives you the edge in low light situation, solid construction excellent sharpness, excellent colors, excellent stabilisation, excellent depth of field, sufficient zoom coverage, low distortion, fast glass, smooth focus ring. This Tamron simply is "My Precious" and is no my Canon 60D 80% of the time. It's versatility and image quality makes it an ideal companion for most trip and activity. This is an excellent video lens. Stabilisation helps capturing smooth pans ...
Cons: Many think that the lens has trouble with focus. You should consider that while shooting in F2.8, the focus zone gets really small. Here's some trick to achieve better success rates: 1- Looking in the eyepiece, select the focus point the is located in the zone you want to focus to. On a 60D, for a portrait, select the little red square that is located right on the eye of the subject. 2- Use Live View and the magnification feature to focus manually on the subject and f...
Bought this .. Called up tamron to register the lense for warranty .. .Tamron said the serial number is fake.
14 March 2014
Summary: So turns out the lense is a gray market lense . I called up Tamron to register the lense for warranty and they checked the lenses serial number in their system and told me the lense is gray market lens . So i returned the lens.. Not sure if anyone else here has had similar experience. .Please try to register the lense with tamron to find out.
Summary: I was contemplating getting the model without vibration compensation, but the reviews for this lens changed my mind. If I dont want to carry multiple lenses, I find myself grabbing this one. At 17mm there is not much distortion, and software can easily fix the little there is. It has a great minimum focusing distance. The zoom is medium-fast, and a lot more noisy than you would expect of a lens in this price category.
Summary: More than I expected. It is brand new lense and it works great for both inside and outdoor. Sharp pictures. I give 4 stars because it won't have warranty. Hope it last long without the need of repair.
Summary: Superb lens for the price. Very flexible. I got the VC version and it's very smooth hand held filming. I wouldn't do a lot of camera movement with it, though, as, to me at least, it's got this artificial feeling to the movement with the VC on. You can go hand held without it and it will feel more natural, just be very very steady or use a rig. It's a little soft wide open, but I think that's the case with most cheaper lenses that have wide apertures.
Summary: If you are on a tight budget and don't have a lot to spend with a constant aperture of F2.8 then this is a great lens. I I bought this lens to replace my Nikon 18-55mm F 3.5-5.6 APS VR lens. This lens gives me more flexibility to shoot in low lights and the to control my aperture more freely. This is a great budget lens but it is still not as great as the Nikon equivalent.