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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
8.7 out of 10

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD

Di II : for APS-C DSLRsWith its wide F/2.8 constant aperture, th Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD

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Overall 9
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Design 9
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Value for money 10
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Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 9
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI II LD Aspherical (IF) Review

What Digital Camera
1 May 2010
  • Summary: In summary, this is a successful improvement of an already impressive lens but the niggles that were present in the old lens are still here too.
  • Pros: Fast aperture
  • Cons: Non-internal focusing
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Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC Review

Bob Atkins
25 February 2010
  • Conclusion: A hood (petal style) which mounts on the lens using a bayonet fitting is supplied with the lens. The front of the lens is threaded for 72mm diameter filters and the lens cap is a "center squeeze" design which makes it easier to remove and replace with the lens hood mounted.
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD ASPH (IF) Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
3 June 2009
  • Summary: Putting aside such glaring issues as build quality, noisy and slow AF, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD ASPH IF is capable of producing pretty good results. Unfortunately, the performance is rather inconsistent across the zoom and aperture ranges.
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Overall 9
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8.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
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Picture quality 9
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II IF Aspherical Review

What Digital Camera
23 January 2009
  • Summary: This test has proved that the low-cost label so often associated with independent lenses indicates only part of their appeal. Image quality and usability are also strengths and Tamron's 17-50mm f/2.8 also manages to be surprisingly compact.
  • Pros: Compact and keenly priced
  • Cons: Slight stiffness on zoom ring
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REVIEW: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR LD Aspherical (IF) Di11

photodo
10 October 2008
  • Conclusion: With the exception of the distortion at the wide end, this is a very competent lens and a considerable jump up from the general standard of kit lens that it would replace. There is little else that lets it down and good resolution across the frame that is acceptable even when the lens is used wide...
  • Pros: Good resolution and control of CA, Nice build, an improvement for Tamron, Consistent through the focal range
  • Cons: Distortion at the wide end., No supplied case or pouch.
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Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens

The Digital Picture
2 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] Review

Bob Atkins
23 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Part 1 - Introduction, Specifications and Autofocus Part II - Distortion and Vignetting Part III - Image Quality Part IV - Macro and DOF vs. Aperture Part V - Conclusions The initial impression of the Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] is that it's a solid lens. It feels "dense".
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Lens Test: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II AF

Pop Photo
27 December 2007
  • Excerpt: DSLR photographers looking to move up from the distortion and limited sharpness and speed of their kit lens will welcome this new wide-to-medium tele. Tamron has toted out big-gun technology for its 26-78mm equivalent ($450, street).
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Overall 9
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Design 9
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Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI 11 LD (IF) Review

What Digital Camera
7 May 2007
  • Summary: Outstanding optical performance is spoiled slightly by some increase in fringing at the wide end, but generally this is a very capable and handy optic, with a decent price, especially for Nikon, Canon and Sony users. Overall, it’s a very good option
  • Pros: quick, quiet focusing
  • Cons: zoom ring
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A Trio Of Tamron Zooms; SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF], AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical [IF] Macro, And AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

Shutterbug
1 December 2001
  • Excerpt: Because of the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, Tamron has been upgrading their line of lenses to the "Digitally integrated" (Di) standard, employing methods discussed in our Technology sidebar.
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