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Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

Review Date: Jan 9, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Price,Image Quality!

After spending a fortune on L glass including the 24-105 IS and the 70-200 2.8 IS, i was looking for a cheaper alternative wide angle than the 17-40L or the 17-55 IS,

I have previously owned the 17-40L and liked it but found it a little short, and the f4 although not bad 2.8 would be better,

After reading the reviews of the Tamron 17-50 2.8 here i took the plunge and boy was i ever pleased i did,

Build quality is excellent, smooth operation in use, and totally
incredible image quality, sharpness is just astounding!

I can honestly say that this lens produces better images out of camera than the 17-40L i less than half the price!
Yes the focus whines a little but it's no problem and it's quick anyway,

If you are thinking of getting one of these........GET ONE Now!