arsene_and_co's reviews

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    High Luminosity. Pretty quick focus. Lens Hood provided (grrr Canon...)
    Noisy. A bit short in Zoom (50mm)

    I replaced my genuine 18-55 from Canon's package with this lens, and have been using only this one for all purposes. It was mounted on a Canon 400D, and greatest benefit is the increase of luminosity. I was quite often taking some pictures inside with low light, and it gave good results at 1600 ISO. I can't imagine what it would give with a newer camera performing pretty well at 3200 ISO and with a VR System (maybe Tamron's working on it...)

    reviewed June 18th, 2009 (purchased for $420)