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By zhengwei

from kent, OH

About Me Casual Photographer

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good lens, not so good shopping exp

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Sound louder than canon

BEST USES

Comments:

very good lens. DO NOT buy UV filter recommand by customer service.


By ko

from Nova Scotia

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Great Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • Macro Photography
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

I like how it holds the fast f-stop throughout the zoom range


By Nosheep

from Deansboro, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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So nice that I own two copies!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • NONE

BEST USES

  • Video
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Walk around lens
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I originally bought the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for my Nikon. When I switched systems to a full-frame Canon, the 28-75mm f/2.8 was the first lens that I purchased. After buying a Canon t2i, I purchased my first copy of the 17-50mm f/2.8 because I thought that 28mm would not be wide enough on the crop sensor. Now that I also own a 60D I have the 17-50mm f/2.8 on it, as well. This lens is on both my t2i and 60D about 95% of the time.


By JPMKIV

from FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Great Glass

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Video

Comments:

Great lens for the money, good warranty.


By jedmitchell

from Northampton, MA

About Me Pro Photographer

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Excellent Video Lens for the Price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Lens Creep
  • Weak Casing

BEST USES

  • Video

Comments:

This is pretty much the perfect low-cost primary zoom lens for shooting DSLR video on the run. You can look up comprehensive comparisons to the image quality of similarly priced (and some much more expensive) lenses, but basically this lens will not let you down and it is extraordinarily cheap. The only downsides are the non-standard 67mm filter size (the VC version of this lens is 72mm though, for some reason), the plasticy construction (though it's still got some heft to it), the sticky zoom ring, and some loss of sharpness at the edges when shooting stills (you'll never notice it in video mode though). Oh, also, the lens breathes very slightly, so it may not be ideal for tightly controlled shoots. Still, none of those problems are significant enough to keep me from using this lens: the only EOS lenses I'd use which really "best" the Tamron at this purpose cost 3 to 4 times as much. I would absolutely recommend this lens to anyone shooting DSLR video on a budget -- hell, my team uses two of them.


By Marvelous

from Sarasota FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Very good glass

 
4.0

PROS

  • Nice manual focus ring
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • Very good color
  • Sharp Focus
  • Very sharp lens

CONS

  • Loud focus motor

BEST USES

  • Portraits
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography

Comments:

I love this lens. On my 40d it has accurate focus and great color. I love the sharpness and its F2;8 so it works well in low light.


By Kip

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Getting started

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Upgrade
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

I bought this lens to replace the 18-55 canon kit lens. Although the canon lens did rate pretty good on optics, it is a very soft build. The Tamron seems a bit better optically and far more durable for the long run.

 Images from Kip
 
Niagara Falls
Rainbow


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