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

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

Di II : for APS-C DSLRsFocal length: 18mm Exposure: F/2.8 at 1/4 Read more

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REVIEW: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 VC XR Di ll LD

photodo
9 February 2012
  • Conclusion: This lens has turned out to be a very interesting alternative to manufacturer's own offering in this focal range. It is capable of producing images with very good resolution, especially in the centre of the image and the Vibration Compensation feature has proved itself a worthy addition, greatly...
  • Pros: Excellent resolution in the centre at most apertures and focal lengths, Vibration Compensation is very effective, Good value for money
  • Cons: Falloff in resolution at 50mm and f/2.8, Flare control
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
25 July 2011
  • Conclusion: XR glass elements with an 'extra refractive index' are more effective at bending light, enabling the overall design of the lens to be more compact and lightweight.
  • Pros: Fast f/2.8 constant-aperture, Good sharpness
  • Cons: No full-time manual override
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Expert Review

photo.net
21 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The Tamron 17-50/2.8 Di II VC is a viable alternative to the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM , ( compare prices ) ( review ) at a price that’s about $450 lower. The image stabilization is very effective and overall performance is good, though not quite as good as the Canon lens, especially wide open...
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Lens Test: Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC AF

Pop Photo
21 January 2011
  • Excerpt: This high-speed digital only ultrawide ($650, street) upgrades Tamron’s nonstabilized 17–50mm f/2.8 ($460, street). Like the earlier lens (which remains in the lineup), this version uses an Extra Refractive (XR) element, two elements of low dispersion, and three of compound aspheric glass—adding up...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
28 December 2010
  • Summary: * Length and weight values given are for Nikon cameras (with built-in AF motor). ** Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc, may be changed without prior notice.
  • Pros: Very well built, Comfortable controls, Capable VC system, Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, Produces beautiful results when stopped down, Appealing focal range, Half the price of it's Nikon and Canon competitors
  • Cons: Quite soft when wide open, Small amount of visible CA, I felt the zoom ring had a bit too much resistance, AF and VC systems make a good amount of noise, Some front focusing was noted while capturing indoor portraits
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Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens

The Digital Picture
16 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8
8.0

We look at how a third party kit lens stacks up to a first party one.

Good Gear Guide.au
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Tamron's 17-50mm F/2.8 lens is a good upgrade if you own an entry-level or middle-of-the-pack camera, as it can provide a noticeable jump in image quality, as well as better performance when shooting in dim lighting conditions.
  • Pros: F/2.8 aperture, Good upgrade for entry- and mid-level camera bodies
  • Cons: A little bit pricey
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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC DSLR lens

PC World
5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II VC is a standard zoom lens designed for primary shooting duties. The lens aims to stand out for its f/2.8 designation, which is a fast, open aperture designed for low light shooting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s not all about zoom range. A constant-aperture zoom like this one will open up your photography in other ways, and the Tamron gives you a lot for your money.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] VC (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
15 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The build quality of the lens is good although not professional grade ( as can be expected in this price range). The AF is very fast whereas the short focus path isn't exactly suitable for precise manual focusing.
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