Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD
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used it on GH4 for 4K video
Blue Voyage Productions, B&H Photo
3 August 2014
Excerpt: paired with Metabones Speedbooster and Panasonic gh4, this lens generates nice 4K video. I use this as my normal lens. 35mm - 50 mm range. Does provide good shallow DOF. It is not as sharp as expensive lenses. But, Panasonic GH4 is too sharp and I think this lens gives a better organic feel. It is solid lens. Zoom is a bit rough.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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.
Excerpt: I use this product for landscape and architectural photography. The speed of the lens (F/2.8) coupled with the VC is a combination that cannot be ignored. The focus is crisp and silent and is without a doubt a keeper and I highly recommend this to everyone. Finally, the images this lens helps to produce are the best with absolute clarity. I intend to keep this lens indefinitely to use with my 1.6 crop factor camera bodies.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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: I have received the product on time. Packaging was good. Product was not physically damaged. But It was a faulty lens. I suppose get f 2.8 to 32 but With my t3i I was only able to use f2.8 when changed f to another value camera always lost the connection with the lens. I have returned it and it was prompt. Seller refund my money right away.
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.
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:
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: this lens is awesome, at the time of order this lens I had mix feeling because somebody said that it showed a black ring at his canon 60D, I have a canon 60D and I got some concern about to buy this lens. I contact people form tamron and I asked about the compatibility with my Canon 60D, and they told me there is no problem with this lens and my camera.
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.