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

1750diII
Review Date: Oct 19, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Nice selective focus. Very good in low light (F2.8)
Cons:
Small AF/MF switch

I bought this lens to replace my Nikkor 18-55 kit lens. I should have done that earlier.
It's a great lens which gives you very nice images in low light situations. It has a very nice DOF (see my 2 first shot examples)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466057@N08/5094071893/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27466057@N08/5094071511/

I see lot's of people compaining about the noisy AF. I can't say it's noisy.... Yes it's not completly silent, but it does not make that much noise to me. I can use it during weddings without people really 'hearing' it.

Its razor sharp and the focus just as fast as the kit lens.

Only down side until now (just 2 days my property): Very little AF/MF switch. I have big fingers Wink