Sorry for the typo. That's the one I was referring to. The17-35 also got raves...
I had the Minolta branded Tamron 17-35 when I shot A mount, and I really enjoyed it. A friend picked one up on close out last year, and its' one of his favorite lenses.
Thanks, FredThe Tamron 17-50mm is an optical gem, especially considering it's size, weight, and price.
I have the 17-50 and like it I have been using my 18-200 vr more often but before I had the 18-200 the 17-50 never came off the camera. I may sell it so I can pick up an 11-16 2.8 I need some more wide then the 17.