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Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Review Rundown

Tamron | Published on 06 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Tamron 17-28mm F2.8
  • Very good performance at wide end
  • Compact and compact
  • Very good optics
  • Fast maximum magnification
  • Not as sharp as some other zooms
  • Relatively slow autofocus

Summary

As with Tamron's first E-mount lens, the 28-75mm F2.8, Tamron decided to give up a bit of zoom range to realize an affordable and compact yet fast wide-angle zoom. Performance on this lens is best at the wide end (17mm) where there is only little fall off in the midframe and the corners are pretty decent from wide open.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

phillipreeve[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Phillipreeve have found the following[***]:
The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III was kindly provided free of charge by Tamron Germany for reviewing purpose for a duration of 4 weeks. The lens is not only very light but also reasonably small: Tamron includes a plasticky hood that can be mounted reversed for transport. Like most ultra-wide-angle zooms the performance is best at the wide end (17mm) where there is only little fall off in the midframe.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fast f/2.8 aperture
  • Very good image quality
  • Very low vignetting
  • Compact and light
Cons[**]
  • Vignetting could be better
  • Not as sharp as the Zeiss Batis

sonyalpha[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Sonyalpha have found the following[***]:
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD is the second Tamron full frame zoom lens for Sony E mount. It complements nicely the Tamron 28-75mm F2.7 Di III. The AF is fast, silent and reliable The build construction is good Results are summarised in a table with all detailed photos.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very good optics
  • Fast autofocus
  • Very good color reproduction
  • Good build quality
  • Fast AF
Cons[**]
  • Not as sharp as the Sony 16-35mm F2.8

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is Tamron's second affordable full-frame zoom. It sports protection from dust and splashes, as well as fluorine protection for the front lens element. Close focus is available to 7.5 inches, which nets 1:5.2 life-size magnification.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent f/2.8 zoom
  • Excellent center resolution
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Optical stabilization
Cons[**]
  • Not as sharp as some rivals

references

  1. 1. ^ Review: Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD. Phillipreeve. 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  2. 2. ^ Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD. Sonyalpha. 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  3. 3. ^ Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Review. Pcmag. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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