Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(DX) Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Zoom Lock
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Minimum focus distance of 0.29m / 11.4 inch
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| Lens Extends while zooming
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD is also available in Canon EF mount.
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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 VC LD has a maximum diameter of 80mm and total length of 95mm when not extended. It weighs 570g / 20.1 oz.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD:
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC 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
The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC LD features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC 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 VC 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 VC LD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.29m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC 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 VC LD's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 14 groups .
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II VC 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 VC LD is available in Black color.
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