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

1750diII
Review Date: Mar 14, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Price, zoom range, and f/2.8
Cons:
soft focus. loud mechanism

While I love my Tammy 28-75, my hopes fell short on the 17-50. I took the 17-50 on vacation leaving other lenses at home for a lighter bag. I was disappointed in most all pictures at any length and aperature. Most shots were outdoors in bright Arizona sunlight at f/7-11. Shutter speeds in the 1/1000's or higher. Even with heavy sharpening they looked soft and out of focus.

With saddness I returned the lense. I was hoping for better performance and I am not highly critical.