The SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II* VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005), a high speed f/2.8 wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for Nikon-mount digital SLR cameras with smaller sensors and now featuring Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that minimizes the effects of handheld camera shake. The SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC covers the very popular 17-50mm focal length range (equivalent to 26-78mm in the full-frame 35mm format ) making it extremely versatile. Its wide aperture and outstanding performance provide practical advantages in low-light shooting and aesthetic image control, thereby enriching the user’s range of creative expression. The new lens delivers impressive sharpness and striking contrast over its entire focal-length and aperture range, and at its maximum aperture of f/2.8 it produces beautiful images enhanced by shallow depth of- field, and smooth, natural transitions in out-of-focus areas of the image (i.e. excellent bokeh.) The new lens is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization mechanism, which controls the effects of camera shake in three planes. VC provides more opportunities for sharp hand-held photography at the slow shutter speeds needed when shooting in low-light conditions (e.g. night or indoor scenes) dramatically enhancing the user’s level of photographic freedom. * Di II: Lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers and inherit all of the benefits of our Di products. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.Includes:SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for CanonSix Year Limited WarrantyTamron lenses come with a Six-Year Limited WarrantyThis Tamron lens is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for Six Years from the date of original purchase, and is limited to repair, adjustment and/or replacement of defective parts. This Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the lens. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear such as scratches, etc. (read more...)
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Customer Reviews for Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon
Review 1 for Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens for Canon
Good Lense I was expecting more out of it
PostedDecember 14, 2011
from Suburbs of chicago
I made this purchase last April during the Japan hiatus with the flood/energy plant issues. Japan was shipping no camera equipment to the US, i couldn't even find a 5D in stock anywhere so when i had slim pickings when i came across this lense at the Calumet store. It is a great lense and i shoot on a regular basis working 3-4 days a week in portraiture. As far as range goes i love its range it gives me the distance that i need and i am able to get good images close up. But It has not "wowed " me yet i dont spend $700 on lenses that often and i was expecting more out of it. Over all it is a great lense but did not get an excellent score in my opinion just good!
Pros: Beautiful Colors/Contrast, Good Low-Light Performance