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Tamron 17-35MM F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Review Date: Apr 17, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 6 

Pros: good built quality, nice weight and size
not sharp as it used to be

First of all I'm sorry for my english. Please ignore my mistakes.

So, I'm new in the DSLR sector and I took a lot of time to think about wich lenses I should use. I didn't want the kit lens, because I already knew that it would not satisfy me. I first wanted to buy the EF 24mm but after reading plenty of reviews especially on this page I changed my decision. I decided to buy the Tamron 17-35mm.
I liked the lens as soon as I opened the box, then I took some pictures and my satisfaction was gone immediately...

.."maybe" I first thought "I expected too much", but today I compared it to my cousins 18-55mm EF-S kit and I realised that even his lens was sharper at all apertures and all equal focal length.

I was aware of the fact that there could be quality control problems, but never took this seriously... I send this lens back within my 14day warranty to get my money back. Now I have to decide wether I try another tamron 17-35mm or I spend my money on something different...damn I'm so upset about it

I will update my review if I get a new and hopefuly better one