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Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital image
 
(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Tamron
Located in: SLR Lenses (All)


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 35mm film cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.

The SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 is a lightweight, compact, fast standard zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, expanding the product concept of the popular SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 zoom lens.

In addition, portrait shots are made beautiful with the natural out-of-focus effect characteristic provided by the fast F/2.8 aperture. Additionally, a broader photographic expression through the use of faster shutter speeds as a result of the maximum aperture offers enhanced photographic pleasure. The lens boasts one of the best close-up shooting performances in the class of fast standard zoom lenses designed exclusively for digital cameras and featuring an F/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, to ensure stress-free photographic shots at all focal lengths and distances.

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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Good value(5), High quality(3)

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Major front focus issue
By BargainHunter from Southern California on 1/5/2008
Pros:
Good Value
Cons:
Low Quality
Best Uses:
Indoor medium light
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital:

I just bought mine 3 days ago, took it to 2 (paid)events today. I am highly disappointed in the front focus issue at 17mm/2.8. I used both my D300 and D70s and both had front focus issues. Anything over 17mm were great, but wide angle shots (the primary reason I got this lense) are horrible, especially if your main subjects are humans and they are out of focus, while the flower or cake in front of them is sharp as a whistle. It's going back to the store tomorrow.

 
Good Quality; Good Price
By J.T.Verified Reviewer from Fredericksburg, VA on 12/16/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Great Digital Normal Lens
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital:

I have a Nikon 70S and wanted at least one really good lens. The Nikon equivalent at 4x the cost was not an option. Using a monopod, I was able to caputre some beautiful low light pictures. The 18mm (moderate wide) to 50mm (moderate telephoto)makes this a great normal lens. I'm very happy with it thus far.

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GOOD LENS. NOT GREAT.
By Light CrystalsVerified Reviewer from Bronx, NY on 9/16/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Cons:
Expensive
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital:

[Nikon D40]-You don't get auto focus on the D40 (which is what I like...I have to do my own focusing). I tested it with the D40's noise reduction both on and off (handles noise very well even at 800 ISO). It's much heavier than the default Nikkor AF 18-55mm plastic lens so secure your neck strap. Finding the focal point may be challenging, but that's what we like in professional photography. I see that as an advantage towards obtaining a film look to your images. I prefer film looking shots over crystal clear digital. This lens helps achieve that film look. Pound for pound I like the lens. However I do feel it's over priced by at least 150 dollars.

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Kitchen Plant

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great gem of a lens.
By ChrisVerified Reviewer from Alhambra, CA on 5/26/2007
Pros:
6 Year Warranty, Durable, Good Value, Sharp
Best Uses:
Portraits, Scenery
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital:

I love this little guy! I decided to purchase the Tamron 17-55 F/2.8 because I needed an affordable wide "walk-around" lens when I travel to Hong Kong in the summer.

It is a sharp lens, even at F/2.8!

What sold me on this lens, however, was the maximum aperture of F/2.8. Shooting wide open allows me to take photos in low light. Also at the widest, it allows for great portraits with bokeh (background blur).

The build is good for the price. It is a bit plastic-y but it feels sturdy and durable. The zoom ring is firm, but not too firm that it requires brute force to turn. My only peeve is with the supplied lens hood. Taking off the lens hood requires some force.

Overall, I am very pleased with this lens.

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Nikon D50@17mm, f/2.8. Unedited, except for crop.

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Nikon D50 @17mm, f/22. Unedited, except for crop.

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[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great alternative to nikkor 17-55
By drm916Verified Reviewer from atlanta on 11/28/2006
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality

Comments about Tamron Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital:

I normally dont buy 3rd party lenses. But this lens along with the Sigma 10-20 are now on my camera 90% of the time.

Great lens for the price. Very sharp ( even when shot wide open).

This lens is 1/3rd the cost of the Nikkor 17-55 and 1/3rd the weight with same picture quality. I compared both the Nikkor and the Tamron and see no difference in picture quality ( shot with d200 and d2x ).

Save yourself some money and get this lens ( with the warranty). Put the cash you saved towards a trip where you can take some great pictures with your new lens.

The only disadvantage is that the lense is made mostly of plastic. But it seems to be very durable and if it breaks I have the extended warranty on it anyway.

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