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

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Most of the alphabet seems to feature at some point in the Tamron's full title, but these abbreviations promise plenty of features. SP signifies Super-Performance, based on three XR (Extra-Refractive) elements, an LD (Low-Dispersion) element and two Aspherical elements in its construction.
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REVIEW: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 VC XR Di ll LD

photodo
9 February 2011
  • 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 increasing your chances of achieving a sharp shot.
  • 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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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 and at the edges of the frame.
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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 to a remarkably compact yet sharp and mostly distortion-free f/2.8.
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Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC

Steve's Digicams
28 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Labeled as one of Tamron's "High-Speed Zoom Lenses", the SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC (B005) is a speedy little 3x zoom lens that boasts a moderately wide field of view. This it an upgraded version of their popular SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II (A16) lens, with the addition of their newer VC (Vibration Correction) image stabilization system.
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Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens

The Digital Picture
16 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Based on the quality-for-the-price ratio of the non-VC Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens , I had very high hopes for the Tamron 17-50 VC. Taking the good image quality of the non-VC 17-50 and adding vibration control to it sounded like a recipe for success to me. A recipe that should close the feature/benefits gap between it and the excellent Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens .
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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 Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] VC is a very promising lens based on its specifications. However, it falls somewhat short of the high expectations especially when considering the excellent performance of its non-VC variant. The biggest weakness of the lens is the rather soft corner/border performance at large aperture settings. The quality increases when stopping down and it's certainly possible to achieve very high quality results.
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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 - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
14 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] VC is a very promising lens based on its specifications. However, it falls somewhat short of the high expectations especially when considering the excellent performance of its non-VC variant. The biggest weakness of the lens is the rather soft corner/border performance at large aperture settings. The quality increases when stopping down and it's certainly possible to achieve very high quality results.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens

PhotoReview
1 July 2010
  • Summary: A fast, stabilised, standard zoom lens for Canon and Nikon cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Tamron's SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC lens is designed exclusively for cameras with APS-C sized sensors and covers the popular standard zoom range of focal lengths. On Nikon cameras it is equivalent to 26-78mm in 35mm format, while on the Canon EOS 40D body we used for our tests, the equivalent range is 27-80mm.
  • Pros: You want a fast standard zoom lens with good build quality at an affordable price., You can't tolerate coloured fringing or lateral chromatic aberration., You'd like effective image stabilisation., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters., You want attractive bokeh at wide apertures. Don't buy this lens if :, You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good edge-to-edge sharpness., You need true macro...
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