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17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon with BIM

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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. Optical/Mechanical Feature Key IF: Internal Focusing ASL: Aspherical&... read more
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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.

Optical/Mechanical Feature Key 
IF: Internal Focusing 
ASL: Aspherical 
LD: Low Dispersion 
XR: Extra Refractive index Glass 
Di-II: Lenses for Digital Cameras Only 

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.

SP AF17-50MM F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Lens Specifications
  • Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 13/16
  • Angle of View: 78-degrees 45-ft - 31-degrees 11-ft (APS-C size equiv alent)
  • Type of Zooming: Rotation
  • Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (Circular apertures)
  • Minimum Aperture: F/32
  • Minimum Focus: 10.6in.(0.27m)
  • Macro Mag. Ratio 1:4.5 (at f=50mm MFD 0.27m)
  • Filter Diameter 67mm
  • Weight: 14oz (398g )
  • Diameter x Length ø2.9 x 3.2in. (74.0 x 81.7mm)

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Tamron 17-50mm SP AF F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical Lens for Nikon Digital
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (5)
  • High quality (3)

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      2.0

      Major front focus issue

      By BargainHunter

      from Southern California

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Low Quality

      Best Uses

      • Indoor medium light

      Comments about 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.

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      5.0

      Good Quality; Good Price

      By J.T.

      from Fredericksburg, VA

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great Digital Normal Lens

        Comments about 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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        4.0

        GOOD LENS. NOT GREAT.

        By Light Crystals

        from Bronx, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about 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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          4.0

          A great gem of a lens.

          By Chris

          from Alhambra, CA

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          Pros

          • 6 Year Warranty
          • Durable
          • Good Value
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Scenery

            Comments about 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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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great alternative to nikkor 17-55

            By drm916

            from atlanta

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 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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