Hi guys, it's my first article, I hope you to appreciate it. So, let's talk about this lens.
Many amateur photographers before or later come to buy this lens: it's cheap, and several websites state it to be an excellent compromise by adding a (relatively) good quality image to a very low price (don't really know how much it costs in USA... here you can find it at about 150 dollars, new).
I used it a lot, in the past on the EOS 350D, and now on my 40D, and I think I know very well this lens to help you out in the case you are interested with it.
So, let's come to the quality image, that's the most important thing in a lens: well, it varies from very good, from 70 and 135 mm, to good from 135 and 200, to become almost horrendous over 230 mm. 300 mm are almost useless. At 300 mm, this lens produces very...
So, I assume you've bought a DSLR and now you are disappointed by the 18-55 kit lens that comes with your camera. This is mostly true speaking of Canon kit lens, but anyway Nikkor kit lens, though being a much better lens, may be not what you were looking for, in terms of quality.
So, it's time to upgrade to a better lens that has near the same focal range.
Well, there are many options: if you decided for Canon, you may take a look at the 17-40 F/4 L, while if you have chosen Nikon you could be interested in a VR lens. But it will cost you a lot, you're advised.
So, where can you find good quality for little price? Here's where Tamron 17-50 F/2,8 comes into play.
Let's take a look at this product.
Firstly, the focal range is almost the same: you lose something in the tele-range, but you earn an...
I am using this lens too. I think it is good but not good as the Canon lens. At most time the center is greatly sharp, but the boken and the border is not so good. The most thing that trouble me is that the quality control is very poor. So when I use it I always want change the 16-35L. But the price of it is much more lower than Canon lens.
I really enjoyed reading your review as I need to buy a good lens with 2.8 aperture, one day or another :) I was considering the Sigma as well but it does not have a constant aperture... Thank you for sharing! Ciao!
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