Tamron 17-28mm user experience

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voronspb Senior Member • Posts: 1,502
Tamron is plastic. And what?

My Sony 16-50PZ has metal shell. But that doesn't make its build quality great. The metal shell wobbles in relation to lens mount, and extending part wobbles in relation to  other parts.  It's simply the Sony style - surround the plastic internals with aluminum shell to make the lens look and feel more expensive at minimum expenses. 16-50PZ sales for 300$ in retail, BTW.

Tamron lenses are simply built in more common style, where plastic is widely used even for more or less premium products, like Sigma Art. Still the build quality and manufacturing tolerances of Tamron 17-28 are great. I especially like the internal zoom part, where you don't need zooming to particular setting before "parking" the lens.

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Vladimir Gorbunov

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