Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (DX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD has a maximum diameter of 74mm and total length of 82mm when not extended .
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD has a filter thread of 67mm.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD has a focal range of 17-50mm and 2.9X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25.5-75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM , Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD With Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.22x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.27m.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 17mm all the way to the 50mm .
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 hybrid aspherical elements
- 1 LD (Low Dispersion) glass element
- 1 XR
(Extra Refractive) element
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD is available in Black color.
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