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

Review Date: Jul 27, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $425.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp lens; constant f/2.8; price
Autofocus is quite loud and not quite as fast as a USM lens

I received this as a christmas present from my fiance (of course I told her what I wanted). This lens is a great lens for the price. The lens is very sharp and it allows you to get the low light shots by having constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range. The lens is actually sharper than my Canon 28-135 IS, which is why it is the lens that is on my camera most of the time.

Some people seem to report low light focus problems with it on digital rebels but I have not seen this issue on my 30D.

Most of the pics in these two sets were shot with this lens if you want to see some examples.

The other thing I like about this lens it that it came with a lens hood (take a hint here Canon).

Highly Recommended.