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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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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 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. The Tamron is a nice lens all-round – it's just a shame that the focusing ring rotates in AF mode yet seems not to allow manual adjustment for those occasions when the camera fails to focus on the desired plane.
  • Pros: Compact and keenly priced
  • Cons: Slight stiffness on zoom ring
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Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens

The Digital Picture
5 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Like Canon's EF-S Lenses , The Tamron 17-50 provides an image circle that is large enough for APS-C (1.5x/1.6x FOVCF) sized digital SLRs sensors. Being sized for a smaller-format sensor allows a smaller design to be used. Measuring 2.9 x 3.2" (74 x 82mm)(d x l) and weighing 15.2 oz (430g), the Tamron 17-50 is an ideal size for these smaller digital SLR bodies. It balances and handles very nicely.
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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.
  • Pros: quick, quiet focusing
  • Cons: zoom ring
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