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Tamron 17-50 F2.8 VC Canon Mount,
This review is from: Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Canon Mount) (Electronics)
I have a Canon 7D and wanted a good general purpose short tele-photo lens. I looked at Canon, Sigma offerings then a friend told me to look at the Tamron offering. A great bit of advice! I did read some of the internet reviews and some were commenting on softness when wide open. Given that the Tamron was 1/3 the price of the same glass from Canon I opted for the Tamron. A good choice! I have been using the Tamron now for 6+ months and have been increasingly impressed by the sharpness of the lens, even wide open. I use this lens for 80%+ of the shots I take and the lens has always returned great quality images with great contrast, vibrancy. Like other reviewers here I think this lens is a fantastic piece of glass for the money and I would highly recommend it.