Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05

(8 customer reviews)

The lens has 17-35mm focal length range, which is great for landscape and architecture photography. It has aspherical lens elements to reduce distortion and improve image quality. The lens coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting, which can occur when shooting into bright light sources. The lens has both autofocus and manual focus options, giving the photographer flexibility in their shooting style. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8-4, which allows for low light shooting and shallow depth of field. The build quality of the lens is good, and it is durable enough to withstand regular use. The resolution of the lens is decent, and it produces sharp images. The lens was manufactured some time ago, but it is still a viable option for photographers who are looking for a wide angle zoom lens. Alternatives to this lens include other wide angle zoom lenses from Tamron, Sigma, and Canon. Overall, the Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05 is a good option for photographers who need a wide angle zoom lens with decent image quality and good build quality.

– The overall build quality of the Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05 lens is very good, better than the reviewer’s Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens.
– The optical quality of the lens is excellent. Although the reviewer did not conduct any fancy testing, they were still well pleased with the results.
– The color match of the lens is good for Nikon glass.
– The value of the lens is impressive. Compared to the Nikon 16-35 zoom, which the reviewer was considering, this Tamron lens is much lower in cost.

The reviewer did not mention any negatives or downsides to this Tamron lens.

If this Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05 lens is representative of the quality found in Tamron’s SP line of lenses, the reviewer would likely buy more. Overall, the lens has a very good build quality, excellent optical quality, and good value compared to similar lenses from other brands. The reviewer was pleased with the performance and would recommend the lens.

Optical design

Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

With a lens filter diameter of 77 mm this lens deserves a good quality filter, this is commonly filter size, offers a wide range of filter options. Weights 440 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary. 86 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.

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8 reviews for Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05

  1. allphotolenses.com

    1.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 4.4/5

  2. Ebay.com

    Ebay.com rated as 4.64/5

  3. lens-club.ru

    8 lens-club.ru user rated as 4.19/5

  4. Ebay.com Jun 28, 2017

    Nice lens The aspherical look is a lot better than a standard wide angle lens. Less distortion. Nice clean images coming from my 6D. Seems to focus ok. I like that it’s 2.8, gives me more light than the alternatives, and it’s cheap. Good buy

  5. Ebay.com Nov 14, 2008

    Great wide angle zoom lens The lens provides excellent quality pictures. It works for both DX and FX digital cameras. This lens is fast and the image quality is excellent. At a significant lower price than nikon, it’s a great bargain without sacrificing quality. Superb lens and highly recommended.

  6. Ebay.com Feb 15, 2008

    FANTASTIC!!! This is a fantastic lens. I read reviews on it before buying, and I believe they seriously understate it. The build quality is great. It is surprisingly sharp and fast at 17mm. Nice action. Internal focus is very nice as the lens doesn’t move and gyrate as it focuses and the front element remains motionless. Solid feel in the hands. Last but not least SIX YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY . . . WHOA!!!!!

  7. Ebay.com Sep 06, 2008

    Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD AF I have found the Di version of this lens to work very well with my D70s and D200. The lens is quite sharp, I can’t tell the difference in the end result between this lens and my friend’s Nikon 17-35 f2.8. If some day I get the full frame Digital Nikon body the lens will work on that as well. Great deal for the difference in money between this and the Nikon version. I think this one is a keeper. 🙂

  8. Ebay.com Oct 27, 2015

    Tamron 17-35 DI IF Zoom Overall build quality is very good: Better than my Nikon 50mm f 1.8
    Optical quality is excellent. No fancy testing, but I am well pleased. Good color match for Nikon glass
    Value: I was thinking of saving for the Nikon 16-35 zoom. This caught my eye and was much lower in cost.

    If this is the kind of quality found in Tamron’s sp line of lenses, I will likely buy more

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