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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon EF

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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • Vibration Compensation (VC)
  • Internal Focusing (IF)
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Extra Refractive Glass (XR)
Tamron's SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) is a high-speed, wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed for Canon DSLR cameras with smaller sensors. It covers the very popular 17-50mm focal length range (equivalent to 26-78mm in the full-frame 35mm format) making it extremely versatile. Tamron's Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism minimizes the effects of handheld camera shake (up to 4-stops), providing a means to great low-light shooting.
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Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspher... Overview

Tamron's SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) is a high-speed, wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed for Canon DSLR cameras with smaller sensors. It covers the very popular 17-50mm focal length range (equivalent to 26-78mm in the full-frame 35mm format) making it extremely versatile. Tamron's Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism minimizes the effects of handheld camera shake (up to 4-stops), providing a means to great low-light shooting.

The lens delivers impressive sharpness and striking contrast over its entire focal length and aperture range. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 delivers images enhanced by shallow depth-of-field, and smooth, natural transitions in out-of-focus areas of the image. Additionally, this lens carries a 6-Year Tamron Limited Warranty (U.S.A. only)

Di II Lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size (24mm x 16mm).

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspher... Specs

Focal Length17 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27.2 to 80mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF-S
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View78° to 31°
Minimum Focus Distance11.4" / 28.96 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.13 x 3.7" / 7.95 x 9.4 cm
Weight1.25 lb / 570 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.92 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.45 x 5.85 x 5"

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspher... Reviews

Sharp Lense

By Rita
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-22

I purchased this lense to replace a NIKON 18-55MM lense. The photo quality of Tamron is very sharp and focuses quickly on a Nikon D7100. I do wish that the Tamron lense was quieter. Nevertheless, I highly recommend the Tamron 17-50 lense.

Absolutely Awful

By Aaron
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-26

I bought this after having used the more expensive 24-70mm on a Nikon D7100. I traded up and opted for the less expensive lens for the DX format camera. I was wrong. I took exactly two shots with it. The results: - Poor low-light focus - NOISY. Noisy noisy noisy. Both the auto focus motor and the VC system make a whirring noise when active. - Takes forever to focus. - The focus ring is LOCKED when in autofocus mode (meaning one has to switch out to manual focus mode in order to fine-tune. Giving it one star since it was an immediate return.

Love it!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-09

Fast, well-made lens. Love the image stabilization

I love this lens

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-02

I am a Sports Photographer and I got this lens to go on my backup camera, Canon 7D. I used to have just a kit lens but with this lens things are so much better. I would recommend this lens to anyone shooting a cropped sensor.

Great Lens

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-21

I used this lens for video. I shoot in alot of low light environments and it looks awesome. Able to get that nice bocka look

Not Acceptable!

By Blind Eddy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-30

This is by far my least used lens and it is the most problematic. I have read other reviews that call it noisy, but I think 'noisy' is letting it off pretty easy...maybe something more like 'obnoxiously loud' is a better starting point. As I was out doing sunset shots the other evening, and had it mounted on a Tripod, I heard an even stranger sound. The sound was the lens falling apart from the inside...a small plastic disc inside the barrel was free floating. Now for a hard use lens, perhaps on some level that would be 'the price of doing business' but this was probably only the fifth or six time out for this baby. Save your money and get a real one, I have Sigma and Nikon lenses that have been on my camera and in use daily, for well over four years, no problems whatsoever. Optically, they're great, but who cares if they won't stay glued together!

Fantastic Lens for the money

By ExBlue
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-15

I am a wedding and event photographer and was looking to replace an older lens. This lens worked flawlessly at the first event I shot. the focus was quick and sharp as a tack. The build feels solid. The lens was bigger than I had expected but still very manageable. I have only had the lens a few weeks now but all the Tamron's I have owned in the past have held up very well. For the price this lens far surpasses my expectations!

A fantastic lens

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-09

I love this lens. It serves my purposes in low light settings exactly as described.

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So does this lens work with a full frame such as the Canon 5d mk3?
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Will this lens work on a Nikon D80?
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