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

1750diII
Review Date: Nov 21, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: Price, Appearance
Cons:
Heavy,Slow,Not Sharp as Nikon Lens, Front Focus, F-- Errors

Problem:

A Colleague and I bought this lense and had nothing but issues starting with constantly getting F-- Errors on our Nikon D80's. We do not get those errors with our Nikon Lenses. Also both lenses seem to focus off target, Mostly much lower than where we were actually focusing. I am sure that we both got a bad copy, but if this is what to expect from other than Nikon Lenses. We have both agreed to stick to Nikon Lenses.

Sharpness:

The Images were also not as sharp as my 18-135mm stock lens by a mile.

Build Quality:

This lense was very heavy on the D80 compared to even the 70-300mm VR Lense. The Appearance and feel was nice, but it just didn't measure up.

Conclusion:

Gumbo Lens! We returned both the lenses!