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This site is dedicated to people who love Jerusalem and would like to admire its sites and scenes.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tamron 17-50 brief review (non VR version)

I have been using this lens with my canon 550d.

  • Good IQ - some say even better then the canon 17-55
  • Useful focal length for a crop - wide to medium telephoto 
  • Light weight / compact size
  • Solid Build
  • Much cheaper then canon 17-55
  • Auto focus accuracy - especially in low light - is dicey
  • LOUD auto focus
  • Zoom ring swivels the opposite direction of canon lenses (left for wide)
  • Slower auto focus

The Tammy 17-50 is the advanced amateurs tool, for creative photography. You need some patients to learn how to maximize the auto focus (aim for good light + contrast / color for best results)

This is not the best tool for fast grab shots at a wedding, but with skill and patients you can produce awesome images. 

Monday, July 4, 2011


Tamron 17-50 at 24mm hand held, indoors, natural light.

Jerusalem Park

Tamron 17-50 Very nice colors and image quality!

Tel Aviv Glow

Tamron 17mm hand held