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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Vibration Compensation (VC)
  • Internal Focusing (IF)
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Extra Refractive Glass (XR)
  • Low Level Distortion
  • Excellent in Low Light
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Mount: Canon EF

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Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical Overview

  • 1Description

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).

UPC: 725211005049
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon EF
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Petal-Style Lens Hood for Tamron 18-270mm (Non-PZD) and 17-50mm Lenses
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

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

    Focal Length 17 to 50mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/32
    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 78 to 31
    Maximum Magnification 0.2x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.4" / 28.96 cm
    Optical Design 19 Elements in 14 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.13 x 3.7" / 7.95 x 9.40 cm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 570 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.457 x 5.906 x 4.882"

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

    SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 109.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Glass I'm a portrait & wedding photographer, and I use this lens on a Canon 7D. I owned the previous version, but decided to upgrade. Here is the best reason to own this glass, it is so crisp. Better than Canon's 24-70 or their 17-55. I don;t use the VC (vibration control) as I find it a little jerky and more of a distraction. But then I've always felt that VC is only needed on the big 200mm plus lenses. The other thing I really like about this lens is the feel. It's got a great grip, the zoom action is smooth, and the build quality is very fine. I'd rate this a 5 on the glass and the feel of the lens, but a 4 on the VC. Overall It's a 4.9 lens for me. Love it
    Date published: 2010-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best performance/price ratio I use this lens with a canon 60D mostly to produce video. I had the same lens without the VR and now upgraded it to this one. The VR is very useful for handheld video shooting, specially on the tele side of the lens range. It is great both for low light conditions and/or to achieve narrow depth of field. Very sharp, with beautiful color reproduction, a bit on the warm side sometimes though it depends on your camera settings. It is also nicely build, really strong construction not like other lightweight, plastic molded lenses.
    Date published: 2012-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile lens, but soft at f2.8 As my title says, the focal length range of this piece is pretty decent. Use it as a walkaround lens and you'll be surprised how much it can do. Images are largely pretty sharp and focusing is acceptably fast as well. The main drawback is that at 2.8, the images appear pretty soft. Images are alright at 3.2, but much better at 3.5 and above. This is a significant pity, since, if like me, you prioritize sharpness, then you'll arbitrarily forced to shoot at 3.5 and above. In which case, the allure of the 2.8 fast lens diminishes significantly. Mine is the VC version. No complaints here. And there's a very nice grip to the lens. Feels very good to the touch.
    Date published: 2012-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for low light shooting, sharp pic Shooting night scene normally required me to use tripod but I was able to do away with it using this Tamron lens with VC turned on. The other day I was trick-o-treating with my kids and used it to shot some lighted houses, and the results are quite amazing, considering I just hand held the camera (1/8 and F2.8). Purchased this lens primarily based on users' high reviews on its low light capability and it turned out quite true. Even though I was not as happy with its speed in focusing, as compared with my Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, I gave it five stars because I already expected that before I got into it.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best lens in class for the PRICE In the first place I bought this lens was to use for Video shooting from my Canon 7D. I didn't have a large budget to spend over $1000 for Canon L lens, so after 3 month of research I was debating between Tokina 16-50 and Tamron 17-50. even 16mm of Tokina sounds sweet, I still decide to get Tamron. Mainly of it's VC and constant f/2.8 throughout of zoom range. I love this lens with exeption of couple things: 1. the zoom ring and focus ring aren't so smooth and during the video when you rotate, video will unevenly move or focus. But it's not that big of the issue compare to how much more you have to pay to get the lens without the problem. For Photos it really doesn't meter.
    Date published: 2010-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Lens If you are looking to replace or substitute the kit lens, this is a great option. I'm using it for video, so the VC is important for me, but maybe not essential for photographers. Great in low light. Buyers should know that there may be a loose component upon delivery. Simply attach to your camera and focus. The loose component should be calibrated and no longer moving about. Had to contact Tamron to solve this query, they were very helpful!
    Date published: 2011-07-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, not perfect I use this lens solely for video on the 7d. It looks fantastic! The 17-50 range is great and keeps me from having to constantly change lenses. It's super sharp, looks great in low light, and has lovely bokeh. My complaints the lens are the rings. The focus ring turns very easily making it easy to adjust focus but lightly touching it even on accident. You can ruin your shot really quickly at 2.8. In contrast, the zoom ring is hard to turn making it difficult to move in and out in one twist, you have to wrench it a couple times.
    Date published: 2010-09-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade for the 18-55 kit lens My go-to lens has been the Canon 24-105 f4L for a while. In some situations I need a faster and wider lens and was hoping to carry a little less weight. The Canon 17-55 f2.8 was just too expensive and I considered a prime but wanted the flexibility of a zoom. So after a lot of research I decided to give this lens a try and I don't regret it. The 24-105 is still the right lens for some situations because of the reach and the better optics but in lower light this Tamron lens is great. It also feels better on a smaller Rebel body. The AF is great, the VC sound is different from the silent Canon USM IS but not a big deal, and it feels like a quality lens.
    Date published: 2010-07-06
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    How loud is the autofocus motor when filming video? Audible when using an external mic?
    Asked by: Michael C.
    The autofocus motor can be heard if using the built in mic of your Canon DSLR. It is recommended to use an external mic when possible, away from the camera.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is this lens compatible with the Canon 60D?
    Asked by: Marion
    I am using for Canon 70D . Its compatible.
    Answered by: HARI L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does anyone know if this lens will auto-focus with a Canon C100? Many non-canon lenses including my Sigma 17-50 will only auto-focus at 2.8
    Asked by: Ralph P.
    I have used this lens on Canon Ti3 and it auto focuses fine. Actually, this is my go-to lens for almost all my work.
    Answered by: KIRAN B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Hi, would you please tell me the most important differences between this tamron lens and the other one that costs USD 150 less.Is it just the VC or something else?thank you!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The main difference between the two is the inclusion of the Vibration Control feature in this lens. In addition to that, the new version has an updated optical design but the VC feature is the main difference in what you are paying for.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will this lens work with the Canon C100 Mark II?
    Asked by: Drake M.
    I think yes, this len should work well with the Canon C100 Mark II. This lens works very well with my Canon EOS 30, 70D and EOS Rebel T6s.Don Pham - November 20, 2015
    Answered by: Don P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Please, does this lens works on Canon EOS 77 D? Thank You, J.Novak
    Asked by: Javor N.


    So does this lens work with a full frame such as the Canon 5d mk3?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is designed for use on APS-C size sensor cameras. It is not meant for use on full frame cameras such as the 5D III.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is 2.8 a constant aperture throughout the entire zoom range?
    Asked by: Duncan L.
    F/2.8 would be the constant max aperture throughout the entire zoom range, yes.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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