Bought a Tamrom 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II Lens

Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II


In the days of film photography, there are two factors in getting a sharp picture. The main one is the nut that holds the camera. The other is the lens (disregard the ISO). Now, in the age of digital photography, there are two more variables to be considered. The camera sensor and the demosaicing algorithm that manipulates the data captured by the sensor into an image. There are a few of these algorithms to choose from, each with its pros and cons. Then again, it all come back to square one. It is still the same main factor, that is the nut that holds the camera and probably the same nut that holds the mouse.

This nut is so much impressed with the reviews by some of the reviewers and users, many say it is sharp, that he decided to throw away some money to get hold of this lens to replace his Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM lens. The downside is shorter range (not much of a problem) and no IS which this nut can lives without. On the upside, the maximum aperture is fixed at f2.8 throughout the zoom range and it can be attached to a Kenko 1.4x extender that this nut had, unlike the Canon EF-S lens where the mount protruded a little extra.

It is not the intention of this nut to do a review of this lens. Generally this nut does not scrutinise all over an image with a magnifying glass looking at the minutest detailĀ  unless it is an image of the opposite gender in birthday suit. Usually this nut just go with the feeling. If an image is good, it definitely looks good.

With this new lens, this nut went out to capture some images of a modern kampung by the water in Southern Johor. Images of the kampung taken with this lens will soon be posted here and hopefully it will be better than the other lens.

Note: This nut was thinking too much on how to make this world a better place to live that he forgot to bring along the old lens so that he can make a comparison.

/nut mode off