Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Asp Pentax Mount reviews: Lens

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+ This lens has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

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Some customer reviews of Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Asp Pentax Mount

Most helpful reviews

Henry, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Superb, sharp images
Fast f2.8 aperture
Full frame (as well as APS-C) compatible
Outstanding value for money
Bad points:
Some fine focus adjustment needed in camera
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2014

Nikolaos, Leeds Freelancing Photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good Sharp lens. Good manufacturing quality... Lots of light coming through (f2.8) ideal choice to replace the kit 18-55 of Pentax and even the 18-55wr
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2015

Dave, Washington

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Well made, good image quality and far cheaper than many rivals
Bad points:
None of any note
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2012

Andy, Folkestone Club photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This lens was regarded as about the best for a sony camera in it's price bracket, and after two weeks, I would agree totally.
Bad points:
The manual focus ring cannot be used if the lens hood is in it's backward storage position.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2012

Ken, Gateshead

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice quality images
Bad points:
Does not seem to focus sometimes so have to take a few pictures to hope to get one that is in focus.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2012

Richard, York

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cracking images
Value for money
Bad points:
Quite heavy, but this adds to the sense of quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Mar 2014

Tyun, Manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Super sharp and fast lens!! Absolutely love it!!
Bad points:
Build quality is not as good as I had hope as it felt like cheap plastic especially with the hood. But then again, you're not using it to hammer a nail, so that shouldn't be an issue
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jan 2014

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