Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Nikon) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Finally some sample shots all taken with the D200 and RAW-converted via RSP 2006 (which applies some degree of CA correction).

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/5000s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 17.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/200s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/160s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 17.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/640s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] is a very serious performer capable to deliver some of the best MTF50 figures to date in this lens class. Vignetting and distortions are about average for a lens in this class. CAs are very high at 17mm and 24mm. Mechanically the lens isn't top notch but it compares very well here to other third party lenses. AF accuracy could be a little better on the Nikon D200. Thanks to the very moderate price tag the lens is highly attractive and definitely worth a deeper look when shopping for a quality standard zoom lens for your APS-C DSLR and it's also a very interesting alternative to the genuine Nikkor standard zooms.

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