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Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Review - Verdict

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Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Review - Verdict: Tamron 17 35mm F2,8 4 Di Osd No Hood On Nikon D810 Top View
 

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The Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens is priced at £629. Alternatives include:

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Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Verdict

There are a few things missing, such as Vibration Reduction and full-time manual focus, but the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD is a very impressive lens in terms of performance. When we see that the price is also very reasonable it becomes an attractive proposition indeed. If the features and specification suit, then the lens can definitely be Highly Recommended.

Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Pros

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Well maintained performance across range
  • Low CA
  • Low flare
  • Moisture resistance
  • Fast AF
  • Light and compact

Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Cons

  • No distance or DOF scales
  • No VR (Vibration Reduction)
  • No MF adjustments in AF mode

Features4/5
Handling4.5/5
Performance5/5
Value5/5
Overall Verdict

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Comments


25 Sep 2018 4:51PM
Excellent review, I have had this little gem for a couple of weeks now and it truly is a steal for the optical quality, I was so surprised with the results I was getting that I did several tests on all the usual suspects, test charts brick wall etc and was amazed that it thrashed the Nikon 16-35 f4 VR and kept up with and even surpassed my Irix 15mm 2.4 and it is a Prime!
willbrealey 18 253
3 Oct 2018 5:12PM
I agree, its sharpness is prime-like. I got this lens a few weeks ago too. I don't usually buy brand new lenses let alone newly released ones, but I had a feeling that it was unlikely Tamron would be releasing a lemon given their growing reputation for quality. And I really wanted an ultrawide zoom that was lightweight and easy to carry around. Very happy with it so far.
rhody 20 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2018 9:47PM
Knock knock Tamron! Any chance of a Sony E mount please?

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