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Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8

I have been looking for an new affordable lens.  I always look  to Canon for additional lenses, but found out you don’t have to  stick with just  Canon.  I own a Canon 18-55mm  f/3.5 – 5.6 the problem is I don’t like using the flash on my Canon very bright and annoying I feel. Especially when you’re in a small room. I want use only natural light so I have been thinking about getting a new lens. The  Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras is the one am checking out.

Amazon has it listed for $626.01 + free shipping.  There is a Rebate Offer: Receive $25 from Tamron with this mail-in rebate. Offer valid through April 30. which would make the Amazon price $601.01 right now. Use the mail-in rebate for Tamron.

Here is the official product description:

Tamron’s new SP AF 17-50mm F/ 2.8 acts RDI II VC covers the heavily used 17-50 MM focal distance range (angle of view equivalent of 26-78 MM when converted to the full frame format) making it an extremely versatile, high performance zoom lens. Achieving sharpness and striking contrast, the lens produces beautiful images that are enhanced by the shallow depth of field afforded by the maximum aperture F/2.8 and enriches the user’s range of photographic expression. The new lenses equipped with Tamron’s proprietary vibration compensation (VC) image stabilization mechanism, which provides more opportunities for handheld photography, such as low light conditions like evening, night scenes and indoors, leading to dramatically enhanced level of photographic freedom. Technical specifications: focal length 17 – 50 MM: format size APS – C: maximum aperture F/2.8; minimum aperture F/ 32; diagonal angle of view 78 degree and 45 minute – 31 degree and 11 minute; lens construction 19 elements, 14 groups; minimum focusing distance 11.4-Inch (0.29m); maximum magnification ratio 1:4 0.8; filter diameter 72 mm; overall length 3.7 inches maximum diameter 3.13 inches; weight 20.15oz. 570g; diaphragm blades-seven; standard accessory flower shaped lens hood; Canon mount.

Technical Description:

  • Compact Fast Zoom with VC (Vibration Compensation).
  • Fast Constant F/2.8 Aperture.
  • For use on APS-C size DSLR cameras.
  • 11.4-Inch minimum focusing distance / 1: 4.8 Maximum magnification ratio.
  • Internal Focusing.

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2 Responses to “Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8”

  1. By all accounts the Tamron 2.8 is a very good value lens.
    I trust the 50mm 1.8 is still going well.
    An alternative to Tamron would be Sigma…

    Posted by David Charlwood | February 16, 2010, 5:06 pm
  2. Definitely still into the 50mm, love it! Right now it’s my favorite lens in the bag.

    What I would like to do is take the 50mm lens and blend it with my 18-55mm that way I could have the best of both worlds. Keep the f/1.8 with the 18-55mm lens.

    I haven’t researched Sigma at all will have to check them out, thanks for the tip!

    Posted by admin | February 19, 2010, 6:36 am

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