Tamron 17-28mm user experience

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OP SimonOL Senior Member • Posts: 1,862
Re: Tamron 17-28mm user experience

noggin2k1 wrote:

I’ve been nothing but impressed with the 17-28. Currently on vacation with it, and it’s not missed a beat.

I really struggle to understand people’s issues with build quality on it. You can tell Tamron have been wholly conscious on weight and size, but it doesn’t feel detrimental to the build. The plastics feel ‘different’ but it feels no worse build quality-wise than the GM zooms. It’s a league above 16-35/4 in this department.

I’ve also had no issues AF-wise - the only times I’ve had issues are down to the body. It’s a really nice lens to manually adjust with 1 finger (again, different story with the GM zooms).

throw into the mix screw in filters, and it’s an all round home run for me.

Thanks for the feedback and samples

I don't think the plastic body would bother me too much although I haven't actually had it in my hand. The fact you find it more than acceptable and can make direct comparison to GM lenses is reassuring.

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