10 out of 10 points and recommendedGreat quality at a resonable priceWeird base cap and cheap hood 5 mm less zoom then the nikor
Need a mid level zoom with low light abilities? Well if you are not made of money or don't want to lug around a few more pounds compare this lens to the Nikor.reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $550)
Tamron vs Nikor stacks up like this.
Tamron is the super model weight wise. More space for other things like a blue/gold polarizer or other goodies.
Tamron is only a 17 - 50 vs the 17 - 55 in the Nikor. So you loose a few mm.
Tamron delivers great quality shots, so good this has become my new walking around lens.
I say give this lens a try. You might really like what you find...
9 out of 10 points and recommendedLow light, decent price, ruggedBlooming, Lens flare
Looking for a solid prime, you have found it.reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $300)
This classic is still here and still delivers the goods.
Great for portraits with difficult lighting situations.
Only issues seen are a bit of blooming and very touchy for lens flare... Just watch out for these issue and you will not be disappointed.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedResonable price, Good std carry lens, good qualityBuild quality a bit weak, Vignetting
Good kit lens. For the price and what you get for it most consumers will be very happy with the results.reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $400)
Watch out for Vignetting at the top and bottom of the range. Low light performance drives you to a tripod fairly fast but that is to be expected.
Quality, Build quality is a bit weak wouldn't recommend even the smallest drop.
Picture quality is outstanding when used for the right situation based my experience with it and the D80.