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Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby mrbillf on Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:37 pm

Hi all,

I did a quick search for the Tamron SP AF 17-50 f/2.8 xr Di II LD lens here but couldn't find anything. However, I saw the reviews on the 28-75 Tamron which sounds good for the price.

Anyway, if anyone has the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 can you give me/us (your review) on this lens and if possible post a sample picture or two. I'm just curious about it, because it's rather a cheap lens when you think of it or compare it to others in it's range.

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Postby Julz on Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:26 am

Hi mate,

I've got the Tamron however its a Canon mount. It's an awesome lens and definitely lives up to its reviews. I bought as an upgrade to the kit lens and my choice was between this, the Sigma 18-50 and the Tamron 17-70 (or was it sigma).

Very happy with it, extremely sharp IMO.

Here's a review done by photozone.de:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses ... /index.htm
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Benny2707 on Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi There,

I have the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and I love it. it's very sharp and gives great DOF when you ask it.

It's repalced the kit lens from Nikon and I expect it'll stick around till I break it or can afford some of that Nikkor goodness.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby fozzie on Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:05 pm

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby seeto.centric on Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:25 am

on a side note, how much should i expect to fetch a new one for?
i really cant afford the 17-55 at the moment (unless someone's offloading their's?)

i've got the 28-75/2.8 at the moment, however its way too long for group shots in tight spaces

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Benny2707 on Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:10 am

seeto.centric wrote:on a side note, how much should i expect to fetch a new one for?
i really cant afford the 17-55 at the moment (unless someone's offloading their's?)

i've got the 28-75/2.8 at the moment, however its way too long for group shots in tight spaces

-j


I don't know if Poon stocks them or what his price might be but I got mine off ebay for $405 but DD Photographics in North Sydney have them for $459
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby dviv on Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:11 am

Another thumbs-up here :up:

I also have the Canon version as a replacement for the kit lens and love it.

Very sharp, very solid feel and good DOF.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby kab on Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:21 am

I'm chasing this lens as well and have asked Gary if we can get a price from Poon...
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:22 am

Yeah what's the damage new ?

(I'm banned from any further purchases this year, but I'm still interested).
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby dviv on Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:25 am

I got mine mid last year for $499 - camera shop in the city.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby glennles on Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:14 am

Alpha_7 wrote:(I'm banned from any further purchases this year, but I'm still interested).


Oh no. I know you have the goods lined up but it could be a long year 8) You should change that to financial year :P
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:15 pm

glennles wrote:
Alpha_7 wrote:(I'm banned from any further purchases this year, but I'm still interested).


Oh no. I know you have the goods lined up but it could be a long year 8) You should change that to financial year :P

I was desperate, I'll just have to make the happiness of the 24-70 last the rest of the year :)
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby glennles on Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:08 pm

I'm sure that wont be hard :mrgreen:
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby seeto.centric on Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:45 pm

dviv, which store was this?

afaik, anything <600 is below cost..

What do you guys think of it in terms of build quality, sturdiness, the cheap plasticky feel, etc?
Is the mount plastic?

Im quite happy with my 28-75 in these regards, its also got a metal mount too so I hope its the same in the 17-50

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby eyecee on Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:25 pm

I've got one; great lens, lightweight, sharp though can have a slight colour cast. It practically lives on my D300 now and the good ol' 18-200VR has been 'downgraded' to live on my other half's D80. Definite step up from the Nikon kit lenses (18-55, 18-70, 18-135).

I got mine in HK for about A$367 new but that's ex-GST and shipping.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby aim54x on Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:46 pm

I have one, I love it, it lives on my D300!! I really do want that Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 Nanocoat though
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Glen on Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:12 am

On this lens, I spoke to Maxwell and they should have the A16NII (the new version with internal motor) in stock late April early May.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby seeto.centric on Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:54 am

hah.. im sure we'd all love the 24-70.. but the tammy 17-50 is hard to beat for its price and weight.

the internal focussing motor... would this be some sort of SWM/USM motor or are we looking at an inbuilt drill?

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Glen on Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:18 am

Inbuilt drill - in this post a few days I posted a link to a first quick review which said it is slow
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby azz on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:13 pm

I have the Canon mount.

I love this lens, though do find myself adding a bit of contrast, but that isn't a bad thing.

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby aim54x on Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:06 am

Glen wrote:Inbuilt drill - in this post a few days I posted a link to a first quick review which said it is slow


Am i glad that i have bought it already!!!
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby ozbastion on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:50 am

Yup, got the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
f/4 is the sweet spot, tack sharp!!
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Catcha on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:26 am

I was looking at this review from the couple of post above and it says that "These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm." Now I still have my D70s so its a perfect choice but sooner or later depending on how much the D700 settles in price. Would it be worth getting this lens if is not really suitable to The D700 which image sensor with an area of 36.0mm (h) x 23.9mm? I see its just perfect for the D300. Or is best to sit and wait and see what others lens are avalible which are more suit or it just doesn't really matter
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby aim54x on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:19 pm

It should still work in DX crop mode on the D700, so if you need the lens now, and dont think you will be getting a D700 or a D3 anytime soon (ie on 25/8 when the D700 is due to hit stores) then get it now.
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Catcha on Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:32 am

aim54x wrote:It should still work in DX crop mode on the D700, so if you need the lens now, and dont think you will be getting a D700 or a D3 anytime soon (ie on 25/8 when the D700 is due to hit stores) then get it now.


True I guess when time comes you can just sell it. But yeah I think I do need the lens now, was tossing up between kit lens 18-70mm, then I found this thread and it just raves on about it this lens so it must be good. The 24-120 I have currently is good but just find it lacks that wide angle that i sometimes needs when taking picture of a group of people.

Anyone know where the best place to score this lens for a Decent price, been looking at Ebay and it don't seem to bad 400ish, Wonder if Poon stocks this lens :D
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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby seeto.centric on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:05 pm

$400 is cheap!

$549 cheapest non-grey stock
http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/sea ... mron+17-50

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Re: Anyone have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Postby Catcha on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:47 pm

yeah that 400ish was just a guess gotta have another better look but i remeber its around there and up
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