Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F
$299
17-50 mm
autofocus 2.9x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Nikon DX
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"I have had this lens for only a few weeks, but it's definitely become my primary lens for my D90. I really like the weight and size."

bhphotovideo.com

"Definitely a great and excellent upgrade from my kit lens. Definitely very happy with the overall quality with landscape or portrait photos."

bhphotovideo.com

"The most serious problem is that it sometimes refuses to focus - I have to turn the camera off and on and sometimes even unmount and mount the lens again."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D500.

Nikon D3400
69.3 - 26.4°
horizontal angle of view
26-76.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

Cons

The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
2.9x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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17 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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2.9x
Magnification
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1:4.5 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon DX
Length
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81 mm
Diameter
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74 mm
Filter size
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67 mm
Weight
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430 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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69.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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49.3°
Telephoto vertical
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17.7°
Wide diagonal
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79.5°
Telephoto diagonal
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31.6°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon F lens?

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MDF (2:02 AM, May 31, 2012)
"This lens is compatible with APS-H cameras such as the Nikon D600." 1. The Nikon D600 does not exist (except as a rumour). 2. APS-H is a Canon standard never used by Nikon.
 
kkk (3:45 PM, March 27, 2012)
yes it works, but there's another tamron like this, without motor, and purchased d5100 didn't like him. gave back, bought d7000, now they like each other :)
 
Rlrivers53 (7:41 PM, January 19, 2012)
Just wanted to add that I'm using this lens on my  d5100, the lens works
on the d5100 with no problem. Very happy with this lens.   
 
Rlrivers53 (7:29 PM, January 19, 2012)
this lens does in deed have a built in motor. I have the lens, I have no complaints
with it. 5 star lens!
 
dstan (6:27 AM, August 07, 2011)
Also, I am now confused as the B&H link above to buy this lens says "Built in motor". 
 
dstan (6:26 AM, August 07, 2011)
Hi, I've read in places that this lens has a built in motor. Any idea on how I would be able to differentiate the motor less version with the one that has the built in motor? I have a D5100 and if this does not autofocus on it, it would be a real bad thing.

Thanks