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

Review Date: Aug 11, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp,great contrast and colour saturation,solid build,light.
None from my perspective

I have just shot my first professional wedding with the lens and I have to say I am so happy I did. The photographs are tack sharp with great contrast and saturation. I cannot detect any significant distortion at either end of the zoom range. This is a great fast lens and at f2.8 throughout the zoom range an excellent choice for low light shooting.<p> I would highly recommend this lens.

Tamron 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Review Date: Apr 26, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp. Fast lens, great in low light. Light.
None really other than it can hunt a little in low light but only slightly.

I sold my Canon 28-135mm IS lens. And so glad I did. The optics on this lens is far better. It's a smoother zoom action too.

Okay, the build quality isn't as good but I don't tend to knock and kick my lenses around anyway so the build quality is totally okay for normal day to day use. In fact based on some reviews I've read I was very pleasantly surprised at how robust it felt.

I bought this lens on ebay for 175 in as new condition. I sold my Canon 28-135 on ebay for 280. I've got a sharper and faster lens and over 100 in my wallet. I'm very happy.