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. The Tamron 17-50 mm 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 AF 28-75 mm 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.
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements)
Angle of View
78°45'-31°11' (APS-C size equivalent)
Type of Zooming
Diaphragm Blade Number
7 (Circular apertures)
Minimum Focus Distance
Macro Magnification Ratio
1:4.5 (at f=50mm MFD 0.27m)
Diameter x Length
ø2.9 x 3.2in. (ø74.0 x 81.7mm)
Flower shaped lens hood
*SP: "Super Performance"- a line of high performance lenses featuring high design specifications. In designing the SP series, the first and foremost priority is put on superior specifications and outstanding performance free from cost restraints. Therefore, SP lenses featuring impressive and innovative designs are concept models among Tamron lenses.
* Specifications based on Nikon mount
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Tamron Lens SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]