The Tamron 17-50 mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD SP AF Aspherical [IF] is a high-speed f/2.8 lens zooming from wide to moderate telephoto, featuring Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that minimises the effects of handheld camera shake. The new lens delivers impressive sharpness and striking contrast over its entire range of focal lengths and apertures. At its maximum aperture of f/2.8 it produces beautiful images enhanced by shallow depth of field and excellent bokeh (i.e. smooth, natural transitions in the out-of-focus areas of the image).
The Tamron 17-50mm lens is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation mechanism, which controls the effects of camera shake, providing more opportunities for sharp handheld photography at the slow shutter speeds needed when shooting in low-light conditions (e.g. night or indoor scenes), dramatically enhancing the user’s level of photographic freedom.
1. Di II (Digitally integrated design) lenses are intended only for use with DSLR cameras (equivalent to APS-C size), as their optical systems are optimized for their characteristics. Di II lenses are not intended for use on digital SLRs with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm film SLRs. 2. Tamron’s conversion value is 1.55x. 3. The Nikon mount version of this lens has a built-in focusing motor making it AF compatible with the Nikon D40 / D40x / D60 / D3000 D-SLR cameras.
Product Code:1Tam17-50 VC-Canon1Tam17-50 VC-Nikon
17-50mm (26-78mm equivalent)
Angle of View
78°45’–31°11’ (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Focus Distance
0.29m/11.4” (over the entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Flower-shaped lens hood
Nikon (with built-in AF motor),Canon
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice. ** Length and weight values given are for Nikon cameras (with built-in AF motor).Tamron’s conversion value is 1.55x.
Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Lens