Here is a part most folks here did not know about before i bought my new 50mm 1.8 lens. Some desperation for autofocusing lead me to buy a very cheap Tamron 28-200lens. It autofocuses alright but no matter how hard i try, the pictures always come out whitish....
Have a look:
Shot at f/8, 1/125, ISO 200 at 28mm.
Look at the upper left corner. Now, i'm not yet a pro but trust me, this shot wasnt meant to be like this. A couple more i shot indoors were more disastrous. It just shows some whitish thing like a flare(but not the lens hood non-use kinda flare)....for the picture i just posted, assuming i focused correctly(don't worry about my composition for now please), with some time trying to fix it in lightroom...what do you think is wrong with this lens?
And oh, it was bought used and dirt cheap from an old photographer. An old friend(photog too) help verify it before sending it down to where i live. Now, i'm not one to cry over past issues(less than $50 in this case) but i just wanna know. And could the lens be ever useful for anything else apart from a reference point in my biography under a chapter called "Desperate choices" or "The expensive price of cheap decisions"...pun intended of course.
Seriously, what do you think?