I've been thinking of this lens for quite some time. Galia tends to like close up shooting while I am thinking that 50 mm could be a useful lens to shoot with for her learning process. Thus this lens was acquired few months ago. Our copy is a good one, no issues whatsoever - accurate focus, good sharpness across the frame. It is just that this lens has dual cam barrel made of plastic which does not inspire confidence. But then again it is light and Galia is making good pictures with it.
Out: Pentax SMC FA 24-90/3.5-4.5 IF AL
It is a good lens, but:
- It has weak construction.
- Sigma 24-60/2.8 EX DG is faster and sharper.
It is also a very good lens, but:
- Sigma 24-60/2.8 EX DG is wider and has an OOF rendering that is more pleasing to my eye.
- As a result Tamron hasn't been seeing as much use to warrant a place on our photo gear shelf.