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Aug 18, 2010 05:15 |  #1

I did a search but didn't find much on this lens. What's the image quality like? I'd most likely use it on my 5D for landscapes stopped down to f/8 but my primary reason for buying it is I want a UWA for night club shooting and I'd have to shoot wide open at f/4 there.


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Aug 18, 2010 05:54 |  #2

I own one and it isn't bad. The center is pretty sharp but the extreme corners smear a bit even at f/8. It does have some barrel distortion, the focus is noisy and a pretty slow, and the build quality is awful (all plastic including the flimsy hood). Actually, the only reason I own this lens is because I was borrowing it from a friend and my 20mm fell on top of it inside my bag and broke th filter ring and hood lol! Anyway, long story short the Tamron is OK. I ended up getting a 17-40L and I use that now instead which I find to be a little bit sharper across the frame at f/4 and beyond.

Overall I highly recommend this lens. :|




  
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Aug 18, 2010 05:56 |  #3

Hey Rob,
Get the lens. I used it for about seven months in the beginning of last year. It's a good lens for the price,you can pick it up and it will deliver.


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Aug 18, 2010 14:40 |  #4

Yep, loved mine on my old 5D and 5D2.

Fantastic lens on FF.


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Aug 19, 2010 06:14 as a reply to  @ drb5's post |  #5

2 yeses, 1 no. Anyone else want to weigh in? I'm especially interested in how it performs at 17, wide open.


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Aug 19, 2010 06:19 |  #6

RobertMang wrote in post #10749088 (external link)
2 yeses, 1 no. Anyone else want to weigh in? I'm especially interested in how it performs at 17, wide open.

Looks like 3 yeses to me? ??? It is the sharpest lens I own at 17mm f/2.8.




  
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Aug 19, 2010 16:18 |  #7

I'm currently using one as a walkabout lens on my 50D, but it'll become my UWA when the 5D arrives! I'm really impressed with it to be honest, it's way sharper than I thought it was going to be! I can't comment on corner sharpness, but the bit used by a crop sensor is spot on!

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Aug 19, 2010 16:30 |  #8

I just sold mine, and I really like it. I used it on my 1d Mkii, was very sharp and build quality was just fine. There is some distortion but its not that bad here are a couple of samples.

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Aug 21, 2010 15:58 |  #9

I'll tale some samples when my 5D gets here




  
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Aug 21, 2010 18:15 as a reply to  @ dengar's post |  #10

I just sold mine because I don't shoot landscape that much. But it is the best bang for the buck lens I have so far. And the picture quality is really good IMO.


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Aug 21, 2010 20:29 |  #11

I use this lens quite a bit, it's not the sharpest and the AF is noisy/slow-- but I do like it and would recommend it for the price.. I've owned the 17-40 f/4L and can't say it's much better than this Tamron

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Aug 22, 2010 00:23 |  #12

I have the 16-35L II now, but the Tam 17-35 is an excellent lens for the money (~$250 used). I've owned two copies and they were both great.




  
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Sep 03, 2010 21:42 as a reply to  @ housejacket's post |  #13

Thanks for all the great feedback. I've added a Canon 20-35 f/3.5-f/4.5 to the list of things I'm considering. It's cheaper, maybe as little as $150, but slower and not as wide. Any thoughts? Speed isn't a primary consideration and 20 is wide enough on a FF camera. My primary concern is image quality both for landscapes and with flash for nightclub work.

I just want something wider and lighter than the 24-70, but I feel I am selling myself short a bit by picking up such a small wideness gain, but it is a very inexpensive lens. For some reason, i kind of cringe at buying a 3rd party lens. Silly of me, most likely.


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Sep 03, 2010 22:01 as a reply to  @ TheBrick3's post |  #14

This was a pretty good lens, so good in fact that Konica-Minolta had a version of this lens sold as an OE type before Sony purchased the system outright. So, good enough for KM to use as a direct sale lens, pretty good as a 3rd party lens too.

I would suspect this lens outperforms the older Canon 20-35mm non-L simply by benefit of being a newer design.


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Sep 04, 2010 17:12 |  #15

Liked mine. Wish I'd never sold it. Looking to get another copy.



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