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The Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC lens for cropped sensor digital cameras 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 provides practical advantages in low-light shooting and image control, giving you greater creative control. The 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC lens delivers impressive sharpness and contrast over its entire focal-length and aperture range, and at its maximum aperture of f/2.8 produces beautiful images with a shallow depth of- field and smooth, natural out-of-focus areas (i.e. excellent bokeh). The new lens is equipped with Tamron's Vibration Compensation (VC) stabilization mechanism, which controls the effects of camera shake in three planes. The VC function, in combination with the wide maximum aperture, permits sharp hand-held photography, even when shooting in low-light conditions, giving you greater photographic freedom. More
Tamron Di II Lenses
Di II lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers and inherit all of the benefits of Tamron's Di products. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.
XR Glass is a special type of glass with a high index of refraction. XR Glass allows for a more compact lens construction in terms of length and diameter, as compared to a lens made of customary glass with the same luminosity and optical performance. The focal length of an XR glass element is shorter than that of customary glass, so that the barrel of an XR lens can be shortened. As a result of the shortening of the barrel, the actual opening consequently becomes bigger and the lens diameter can also be reduced (see picture). The luminosity of the lens remains the same in spite of the smaller diameter.
The VC (vibration Compensation) mechanism is a Tamron development which ensures an effective compensation for camera vibrations. Especially hand-held, low-light and tele photography is susceptible for camera shake and consequent blurred results, due to the required longer shutter speeds. Under these photographic conditions the VC mechanism can unfold to its full efficiency.
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For the money there is no better
By Big Waty
from Millom, Cumbria
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC Lens - Canon Fit:
Since getting rid of my kit lens 5 years ago i have been using primes (17mm Tokina, 28mm Tokina & a Nifty Fifty) as well as a Sigma 10-20mm, ii was perfectly happy with this equipment until recently, when going out for wanders in the countryside i had grown tired of carrying several lenses so decided to buyy another general use walk about lens after a few weeks of research, i deceided on this lens, not only due to its price but also the feedback left by other users, the AF might be slow and noisy but if you think about it buildings & landscapes are not going to get scared and run off because of this, overall i am very happy with this lens and shall happilly use it until i can afford a Canon L equivelent
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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17 - 50 mm VC for Canon
from Roydon, Essex, UK
About Me Semi-Professional
Use as a GP (General purpose eg, always on) lens.Major upgrade for amyone from the 18 - 55 kit lens by providing wider aperture f2.8 throughout the focus range and sharper photos.Slower and noisier focus sometimes in low light and at 50 mm but depends on camera settings on my 60D but ok is using Magic Lantern firmware upgrade and no I have no idea why.For the small price difference worth getting the VC option (Image stab).Also works well with a kenko extender (x2) !
Great all round lens!
About Me Casual user
I wanted an upgrade to the kit 18-55mm lens and opted for this great all rounder from Tamron.I wanted a an-round lens that I could just put on the camera without the need to keep swapping lenses. The Tamron 17-50mm is just the lens I was looking for. The image quality over my standard kit lens was superb. I was able to shoot in much lower light conditions, which was a big plus for me. But I was also able to capture fast moving action much better than I had been able to with my kit lens.I am so happy with the lens and would recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade to their standard kit lens.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent kit lens replacment
from Harwich, Essex
I am very happy with this lens, I wasnt sure whether to get the standard or VC version, as there is not much difference in price I went for the VC, it seems to work but has a very off putting "quiver" then the shutter is half pressed.Sharpest images at f5.6 but not much difference at f2.8.This is my second Tamron lens and I cant speak highly enough of them.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Purchased this as an upgrade for my new 550D ,had the same lens on my previous Sony A series and it was always on the camera in preference to other lenses,for the money a great lens if a little soft at its widest offering.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Superb little lens
Fantastic little lens, beautiful image quality and sharpness.
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