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Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD : Specifications and Opinions


Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD

The Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD is a standard lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2008. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 342 €;
152 users have given it an average vote of 8.8 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Canon EF.

Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Nikon.

Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Sony A-mount.

Pentax: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Pentax.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   17-50 mm
 Angle of view   80.5 - 32.1°  (equivalent to a 26-75mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   16 elements in 13 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.27 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.22x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   67 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   430 g
 Dimensions   74 x 82 mm
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avatarsupporter
sent on May 30, 2015

Pros: Unbelievable value for money, Sharpness and contrast, f32 minimum aperture, relatively small 67mm filters, quite close focus

Cons: Jerky zoom action, plasticky, general handling, AF, lightness (possibly)

Opinion: I wasn't going to write a review as there are already so many written. Firstly, I don't much like this lens, in use, but I DO like very much its image quality and I was almost forced into buying it, needing a very cheap fast standard zoom for low-light music and performance photography for my D7000. It needed to be not obviously soft at edges at f2.8 (Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 is) and be able to perform well wide open at all focal lengths. From f4 to f11, the sharpness is the equal to any zoom I've used (inc pro Nikkors) and is very satisfying for landscapes in low light. I also use a Nikkor 16-85mm VR for landscapes which also has great image quality in a well built unit that's nice to use and with VR also. But it's obviously not great in low light and when zoomed out. However, after nearly two years with the Tamron and some beautiful sharp images that rank among my best, I keep looking at reviews of other lenses. . My big hands yearn for a lens more substantial than the 400g Tamron and the sticky zoom irritates me often. Having to disconnect AF on both lens AND camera to override the AF is a pain too. The benchmark Nikkor 17-55mm was designed over a decade ago and its weight and build is just too much for practicality and while used prices have dropped hugely now, it is still too expensive for me and there are some real rogue ex-pro battered examples out there. The Sigma, as I said is an attractive proposition, weight, size, OS and price but whilst apparently being optically excellent from f4, on, it's still variable at wide open. The better built newer, with VC, Tamron seems to have suffered an overall loss in absolute quality - Tamron still offer the older lens under review in their current line-up, so even they acknowledge that the quality is better here than the newer one. I'm now considering the used only Tokina 16-50mm f2.8. Substantial and well made but not quite up to the over-the-top Nikkor and at a reasonable price for a good one. Tests I've seen show a reduced edge resolution at f2.8, which is to be expected but unlike those Sigma's, not a soft edge. And mid aperture it looks to be on par with anything else. So, my review is really for the whole fast standard zoom genre and how small the actual choice is, when it would seem to offer many. Score, for this Tamron, Price and image quality;10, handling; 6, overall 8

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avatarjunior
sent on November 19, 2019

Pros: Sharp, I use it on a Canon 7D. Very fast focus, great colors, lightness; Price.

Cons: Nobody. I have owned it for ten years and, I try to keep it very well, given the non-extended excursion does not pump in itself too much dust but inside is still very clean.

Opinion: Since 2009 I use it on a Canon 7D. I have to talk about it absolutely well. With that I did at the amateur level all the photographs of the family ; weddings, baptisms and by all accounts were excellent. On the occasion of the events they always tell me "I recommend bring the camera". A lens that in the use "does not make you feel any problem". Especially in winter with little light I often use it for shots in the city and on the Riviera, it has always given excellent results. At the time of the purchase I did not want to spend much even though I risked having a lens not too high ; I had taken yes of advice around but little to do , an object is judged when it is yours and you use it for some time and on various occasions as it should : It certainly will not have the same characteristics as the analogue Canon - much more expensive - but I have absolutely no regrets ; go back I would definitely buy it back.

avatarjunior
sent on July 19, 2019

Pros: Sharpness, lampshade included, price, f2.8 constant.

Cons: Construction quality.

Opinion: I had for a few months this excellent lens that I changed only for the matter of convenience at the focal level opting for a sigma 17-70C. Combined with my Canon 100D, it churned out crisp rows, nothing to do with the 18-55STM Canon which, in my opinion, had more saturated and pleasant hair colors. The lens is an excellent and inexpensive upgrade of the aforementioned 18-55, the only flaw that I found in my specimen a build quality not quite at the top (various crunches and dial zoom not fluid) that however does not absolutely affect the final result . If you do not need stabilization i recommend it also for its brightness being 2.8 on the whole focal, otherwise there is always the stabilized version that in many say be less sharp than this.

avatarsenior
sent on April 05, 2019

Pros: Luminous: F 2.8 at all focal lengths, sharp, light and economical

Cons: It's not WR

Opinion: I bought it to use it with the Pentax K70 instead of the 18-135 of the kit because of the greater brightness, I do not regret it despite the less focal excursion. It Loses a bit of sharpness only at full aperture but not so much, it is a light, cheap and bright handyman suitable also for portraits. The Focus, despite being controlled by the reflex is fast and precise even with low light. The construction is not metal but I do not think it is a flaw, it gains the weight, pity that it is not WR, I would have spared the purchase of the Pentax 18-135 made later.

avatarjunior
sent on March 17, 2019

Pros: Aperture 2.8 on all focal, center sharpness, blurry, size, price

Cons: Autofocus, Weight

Opinion: I recently purchased this lens to replace it with the AF-P 18-55 Kit on d7100, and I used it for street, landscape and a ceremony. Having 2.8 on the whole (gorgeous) focal length is really comfortable, and also allows you to bring only one lens, such as in ceremonies. (with the kit I was forced to use the 35 1.8, which still remains superior to the Tammy too). The fuzzy is nice, soft, and the sharpness in the center is very good, even at TA, although personally I never get out under f/3.2. The sore notes are, alas, the autofocus, far below the AF-P 18-55 (which is very fast and silent) and which in some cases forces to use the center point and block the AF. Despite the size we are not gigantic, the weight is very felt, so that I think it is absolutely unsuitable for street since (at least with d7100) it is impossible to use it with one hand for more than a few seconds. Finally, the sharpness at the corners is something terrible at 17 mm, and does not solve even closing the diaphragm (so little sharp that seems to move), but fortunately is limited right at the corners the problem. In conclusion, in my opinion, the judgement is more than positive. Despite the difficulties due to autofocus (which is the major problem) you bring home results far superior to a lens kit, just do more shots each time you are sure you have the result. Looking at the photos on the PC you immediately realize that it is another planet compared to 18-55, and I think it is worth buying (perhaps more used than new) to replace it to 18-55. However for the portrait, if possible, it always remains better a fixed lens (I use the 35 1.8) that at F2 is better (AF, blurry, sharpness) than the Tammy.




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