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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Canon Mount)

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Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Canon Mount)
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Dimensions 9.4 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm 8.4 cm x 9.2 cm x 8.4 cm 10.4 cm x 13.5 cm x 10.4 cm 8.4 cm x 9.2 cm x 8.4 cm
Item Weight 572 g 567 g 567 g 567 g
Model Year 2010 2010 2007 2010
Mounting Canon EF / EF-S canon canon nikon
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  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 9.4 cm ; 572 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 835 g
  • Item model number: B005E
  • ASIN: B002OED6ZQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Jun. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,266 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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The large-aperture and excellent optical performance that this lens offers is ideal for low-light photography and enriched creative picture composition possibilities. The new lens delivers pin sharp results and remarkable contrasts throughout the entire focal length range. With an aperture of F/2.8 impressive photos with smooth, even bokeh (background blur), can be shot helping to emphasize subjects by means of a very shallow depth of field.

This lens is equipped with a tri-axial image stabilizer called vibration Compensation (VC), a Tamron proprietary development. The VC feature minimizes the effects of camera vibrations and shake of hand-held photography. The lens offers more photographic possibilities for shots at longer shutter speeds, making it ideally suitable for "Available Light" photography in low-light conditions.

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I own a Canon 7D, and after owning a disappointing and extremely unreliable Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8, I decided to make a change. I wanted a fast Wide-Medium Telephoto Zoom lens that was pin sharp at f/2.8 throughout the focal range. The Sigma I owned was useless until f/4, which detracted from the reason i bought it in the first place. So after thorough investigation I narrowed my choice (due to budget) down to the Tamron 17-50, Sigma 18-50 and the new Tamron 17-50 VC. Cut a long story short, I decided to take my chance with the Tamron with VC. I already own the 18-270 VC, and know how good the VC works. A lot of Internet and Magazine reviews say that the Tamron 17-50 VC is soft wide open, and in the corners. They also say that the non VC model is much sharper and has more contrast. Well, sorry to buck the trend, but my copy is absolutely astonishing! I have corner to corner sharpness, and it is tack sharp at 2.8 wide, and zoomed in!!!

But here is the catch, upon opening the box I did some tests at home to see how good it was, and to be honest, it was OK but not great.......BUT the new line of Canon (and Nikon i believe) have a very handy tool in the menu. It's called AF Micro Adjustment. This tool allows you to calibrate each lens that you own, so that your AF is ALWAYS accurate. It's almost like fine tuning a TV, and it works an absolute treat. My Tamron seemed to be Front Focusing ever so slightly, but once i fine tuned it with that Menu......Oh my! The great thing is, once tuned, your body will remember it any time it is attached!! How cool is that!?!

So my Advice would be, if you have a Canon or Nikon, check to see if you have the calibration option in your menu. If you do........GET THIS LENS NOW!!! Once it is tuned, it'll give the Canon/Nikon equivalent a heck of a run for it's money......Trust me on that!!

Good Luck
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Bearing in mind how much a Nikon/Canon equivalent lens will cost, this represents unbeatable value for money. Images are clear and sharp, the AF and VR both work well. As another review has said, there is some noise from the internal workings of the lens - but as I use mine 99% of the time for stills photography it makes no odds.

Is well built, solid with a nice weight to it.... and the images are nice and bright with good colour rendition and little in the way of distortion. As with most lenses at 17mm there is a very slight amount of barrel distortion - but this can be easily fixed in Photoshop or similar.

All in all, I'm delighted with it - and if you've been used to a "kit" lens then this will blow you away! Go on, treat yourself!
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I bought this lens recently which arrived swiftly and in good order. It's a fantastic lens and very versatile. I did not receive the usual 5 year warranty which the company advised they would take care of should I have a problem. I contacted Tameron direct who agreed to send me the warrenty as long as I sent them my receipt. I'd recommend everyone buying this Lens to make sure they get the 5 year cover from the maker.

Kind regards,

Dougie
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I bought this lens last winter before going skiing in France and after a year almost using it I'm very happy with it.
It is the cheapest fast standard telephoto on the market but it doesn't really compromise on quality. Obviously it's not going to be as good as the Nikon one but for £700 less I think you agree to pass on the slight incremental performance!
The only downside for me is the auto-focus noise: if you are filming and you kept the AF on you will definitely ear it on the camera microphone. Except this I really recommend it for every enthusiast photographer on a budget that wants a fast lens.
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after reading far too many reviews of the sigma equivelent and this lens I finally bought this one. I have no regrets about my decision. The sharpness is excellent, difficult to tell difference from my L series lens and a marked improvement from the kit lens. Autofocus and be a bit slow and hunts a bit when photographing water etc but not enough for it to be too much of a nuisance. Im using it on a 7d and am getting excellent results.
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This is a pretty good replacement for the 18-55mm kit lens that usually comes with the Canon 350/400/450D cameras. The main feature is the wider aperture, which is good for two reasons:
1) low light situations
2) shallow depth of field effects, which can make a huge difference to a photograph

Why 4 stars, not 5? Well, it's true that the autofocus is a bit noisy, but that hasn't been a problem so far. The main thing is that the lens is perhaps not as sharp as a prime lens (no surprise). I also have to switch it to manual focussing more often than I'd like.

Still, overall a good purchase, and I haven't put my kit lens back on since I got this one.
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I have a Canon 7D and wanted a good general purpose short tele-photo lens. I looked at Canon, Sigma offerings then a friend told me to look at the Tamron offering. A great bit of advice! I did read some of the internet reviews and some were commenting on softness when wide open. Given that the Tamron was 1/3 the price of the same glass from Canon I opted for the Tamron. A good choice! I have been using the Tamron now for 6+ months and have been increasingly impressed by the sharpness of the lens, even wide open. I use this lens for 80%+ of the shots I take and the lens has always returned great quality images with great contrast, vibrancy. Like other reviewers here I think this lens is a fantastic piece of glass for the money and I would highly recommend it.
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