A Review of the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens

Tamron has emerged as a beloved brand in the photography industry, known for producing lenses that combine excellent performance and image quality with appealing prices. Among these is the 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD lens, which offers a very pragmatic design, making it an ideal choice for those interested in landscape and architectural photography. This detailed video review explores the real-world performance and image quality that this lens delivers.

Coming to you from Jake Sloan, this excellent video review takes a look at the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD lens. While a lens with an f/2.8 aperture might be preferred by some, it's not always essential, especially for genres like landscape and architecture photography. An f/4 aperture lens has its own unique advantages. Such lenses are notably more affordable than f/2.8 lenses, and its reduced aperture allows for a lighter, more travel-friendly design. This is a significant plus when trekking for miles with heavy photography gear, like one often does for landscape work. Moreover, with the enhanced high-ISO performance of newer cameras, the f/4 aperture doesn't pose the same problems it once did. Altogether, it looks like a very practical lens. Check out the video above for Sloan's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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