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06-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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# Tamron AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for PENTAX

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Just wondering if anyone has used this lens. Thoughts and Opinions on it would be great.

Also Image Quality how is it?


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06-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
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Great lens - very sharp even wide open. The range is great for casual portraits. I keep thinking that I should trade it for a 17-50/2.8, but I just can't get myself to do it, as I'd miss the 75mm @ 2.8 too much

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Great lens! Very sharp.
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It's definitely a sharp lens, I bought this to replace my 18-55mm kit lens and I must say that I have been very happy with the purchase.

Here are some sample pics:






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06-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks for the reply........I think I will get this lens instead of the Da* 15-50
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I have shot this lens, as my main lens, on the K20 for 15 months now. It is a great lens, which is excellent wide open. Sharpness is where it excels most, but contrast and colors are great too. Here are some links to shots taken with the Tamron 17-50mm & K20---best of luck.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/43980-hiking-fruitful.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/59021-2-tamron...m-vs-90mm.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/45963-winter-hike.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/37845-new-hampshire-brook.html
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