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Thread: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD Lens

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    Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD Lens

    I am thinking of purchasing one of these lenses and was wondering if anyone owned one and could provide some feedback. The reviews I've read all seem quite favourable.

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    Would make a nice " walkabout lens " .

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    On the Canon EF-S mount I think it is fantastic! Great color rendering and quite sharp thru the frame! I think it is a poor man's L lens.

    Focus speed is slower and noisy but that's the only downside I could think of. Some might argue the new version with the VC (vibration compensation) is better but in my own experience I feel the VC version is not as good in both color render, sharpness and it cost more!

    I think you can pick up one second hand for around $300. A brand new one is not gonna cost much more but come with warranty, which is a plus. If buying new, find a shop that has multiple copies AND willing to let you try them, so you can find yourself the sharpest copy.

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    I bought this lens earlier this year and could not be happier! it rarely leaves my camera.

    As said above, focus speed isn't uber quick, but that said i didn't buy it to shoot sports.
    The Auto focus is louder than what my old canon 18-55 was, but i'll be honest I don't really notice it.

    I think i picked it up from digital rev for somewhere in the $300's.

    I went with the non-IS version over the IS because all the reviews had shown that the non-IS was actually a sharper lens.

    Here are a couple of shots i've taken with it;

    reflections by trentdellit, on Flickr


    IMG_0226sml by trentdellit, on Flickr


    IMG_9914bw2 by trentdellit, on Flickr

    Hope this helps you make a decision!

    Trent

    Canon 60d | Canon 450d | Tamron 17-50 f2.8 | Canon EF-S 55-250 | Canon EF 50 1.8 II | Canon 430exII speedlite

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    Have a Tammy 17-50 f2.8 (non IS) and its a very nice lens walkabout lens.

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    Hi everyone, thank you for the reviews. Definitely one that I'm considering. tmd77, the landscape shot is just gorgeous, love the colours.
    My gear: Canon 450D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, Canon 430EX II. My Flickr


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