Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC


Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC


Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2009.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 17-50 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 27-80 mm if you have a Canon camera or 26-75 mm if you have a Niko camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 17 mm or at 50 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "AB003".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD Asph IF  (2006)
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF (motorized) (2008)
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC (2009) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC
Sample pictures taken with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (570 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC (See dictionary)
Release date: 2009
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 17-50 mm
This is a "Di-IIlens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 27-80 mm
On Nikon cameras: 26-75 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 19 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VC
Closest Focusing Distance:29 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
AB003(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 94 mm
Vikt:570 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
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Text from Tamron:"The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.

The compositional options afforded by the SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II VC´s wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom characteristics are prized by experienced photographers, rendering a picture angle range approximating a 26-78mm lens on a full frame DSLR or a 35mm SLR. A fast and constant F/2.8 maximum aperture allows cluttered backgrounds to be softly obscured, additional freedom in lowlight conditions and added viewfinder brightness. State-of-the art properties, including XR (Extra Refractive Index) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass in an optical formula employing 19 elements and 14 groups—assures sharpness, optimal contrast and breathtaking image fidelity. Its form factor and handling characteristics can be traced to the use of aspherical element design and internal focus. Tamron´s proprietary tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization adds to image sharpness and further expands low-light shooting freedom by combating image blur resulting from camera shake. Tri-axial VC addresses the adverse effects of camera shake in three planes making it possible to shoot handheld at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible.

The large-aperture and excellent optical performance that this lens offers is ideal for low-light photography and enriched creative picture composition possibilities. The new lens delivers pin sharp results and remarkable contrasts throughout the entire focal length range. With an aperture of F/2.8 impressive photos with smooth, even bokeh (background blur), can be shot helping to emphasize subjects by means of a very shallow depth of field.

This lens is equipped with a tri-axial image stabilizer called vibration Compensation ( VC), a Tamron proprietary development. The VC feature minimizes the effects of camera vibrations and shake of hand-held photography. The lens offers more photographic possibilities for shots at longer shutter speeds, making it ideally suitable for ” Available Light” photography in low-light conditions.

Please note that Di II lenses are made for the exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with image sensors smaller than 24mm x 16mm. Di II lenses cannot be used together with a full format or 35mm SLR camera, as their image sensors are not able to cover the entire area of full format resulting in dark corners of the (i.e. vignetting becomes noticeable). "
 
Other (eng):Model B005
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-2-8-17-50-mm-sp-xr-di-ii-vc-ld-an-canon-7d-1026830,923.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-af-17-50mm-f-2-8-vc-xr-di-ll-ld-13921
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1168/objectif-tamron-17-50-mm-f2.8-di-II-vc-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Tamron-17-50mm-f-2.8-XR-Di-II-VC-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC
Sample pictures taken with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC
Different versions of this lens
2006 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD Asph IF
2008 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF (motorized)
2009 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF VC

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