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

1735mm
Review Date: Aug 13, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $499.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good images, excellent IQ especially stopped down a bit. Great wide lens ona crop camera.
Cons:
Slow focus. On a FF 5D the vignetting is horrible all through the ranges, even stopped down.

I got this lens for my 20D a while back becasue the reviews had it on par with a Canon 17-40L for $200 less. I was very happy with my purchase. I don;t shoot much wide so spending more for the Canon glass was not worth it. The lens performed great for me in its limited use. I recently got a 5D and decided to give it a try and wow, the tables have turned. The Vignetting is really bad on a FF camera at most apertures and morst focal lengths. I have essentially given the lense to the GF since she now has my 20D. I do use it occasionally on my backup body (30D). It does tend to be a tad soft wide open at the edges even on the crop camera, but not real noticable and stopped down it is fine. For a crop camera this is a fine lens, but I would pass on it for a FF.