If you would rather watch then read, then here's the video review...
The DSLR revolution promised us amazing video quality at a cheap price, but if you ask any professional and they'll tell you that the lens is more important than the camera body. Unfortunately we were stuck with the horible quality of lenses like the Canon 18-55 f3.5-5.6. While this lens can take some nice outside shots, however once you move inside, you remember how horrible of a lens it is. So are there any cheap alternatives?
Well you could buy a nice new canon lens. This would give you great quality lenses, but if you want anything with an aperture under f/4 and a zoom lens.... It will most likely cost about $1000.
Another option is to buy prime lenses. And if your cheap, like me, you'll buy vintage prime lenses. While the image quality can be iffy, they offer amazingly fast lenses at low prices like $30. However for events, it's hard to change lenses every time you want a different shot. So you need a zoom. But Vintage zooms are often just as bad or worse than the canon kit lens.
This is where the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 comes in.
Overall the lens is a great alternative to the canon kit lens and even vintage prime lenses. It's a great addition to your lens kit if you can get over the minor drawbacks of it, for both filmmaker, photographers, pros, and beginners alike.
So that's it. If you want more details, watch the video. Sorry the video's a little bit long, but I had a lot to say about this lens.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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