Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)

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Sergeg
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)

This is a solid performer with good contrast and color rendition, resolution is impressive wide open and by f4 is outstanding. Focus speed and noise are more than acceptable. The most impressive characteristic I noticed straight away, is the superb control of flare, or almost totally absent at wider apertures when shooting into the sun. This is quite exceptional compared to any lenses I have used and very desirable for landscape work.

Problems:

I don't know if it is just my copy, but I have experienced occasional Front focus issues in subdued light.

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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
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4.0
Average community score
3.8
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