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Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical

sp-af17-35
Review Date: May 5, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Clean, sharp images.
Cons:
Tends to flare more readily than my other (Nikon) lenses when shooting close to the sun or bright lights but no big problem.

My intent, when buying this lens, was to acquire a "super-wide" at a low price for shooting yacht interiors. Because most of my images were to be reproduced at small size in color brochures, I really wasn't looking for a high-performance lens...just wanted something wide at less than Nikon prices.

I've been pleasantly suprised. This is a fine piece of glass that has become my "on-the-camera" lens for weddings and many other jobs. Except for a tendency to flare when shooting into the sun, my images have been sharp and clean, well capable of delivering 16 x 20's from my Fuji S-2 Pro.

I believe it's an excellent value. Although I've heard of sharpness and distortion problems (from others,) I've seen no such behavior.