Any comments on a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 on a Nikon body?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by jean, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. jean

    jean Guest

    Looking for inputs good or bad on the Tamron f2.8 when used on a Nikon body
    (D80). What are the pros and cons, personal experience with Tamron, build
    quality, optical performance...

    jean, Nov 5, 2007
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  2. jean

    newsmb Guest

    I own the Tamron SP 17-50 f/2.8 and I use it a lot as a general-
    purpose lens on my D200. It takes great photos.

    * barrel is plastic but it's a very good quality plastic
    * very usable at 17mm f/2.8 and superb at 24-50mm and f/5.6
    * inexpensive
    * very lightweight for a lens in this class
    * focusing is very precise on the D200

    * autofocus is a bit loud
    * no SWM
    * some ghosting when you shoot into a light source
    * occasional corner light fall-off at extreme wide focal lengths, but
    it may not be the lens that's at fault

    Overall, it's a great lens for the money. Really, really sharp for a
    newsmb, Nov 5, 2007
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  3. jean

    Guest Guest

    what a timely question. thom hogan posted his review just two days ago:

    Guest, Nov 6, 2007
  4. jean

    jean Guest

    Thanks, I passed the information to my friend. I told her to do her own
    tests on a tripod at different apertures and focal lenghts just to insure it
    is up to her standards but getting a first hand experience froman actual
    user helps a lot.

    jean, Nov 6, 2007
  5. jean

    newsmb Guest

    No problem.

    Here's some photos I took a couple of weeks ago:

    The above photos were all taken at 17mm. Below are some photos at
    different focal lengths:
    newsmb, Nov 6, 2007
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