• Tamron SP Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR
Tamron SP Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR

Tamron SP Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR

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  • Built in motor for use on the new Nikon Cameras
  • Includes lens hood, 67mm filter size
  • 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.2 inches long
  • Wide Angle To Standard Zoom

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Good Initial ImpressionI ordered this lens with a bit of fear and trepidation after having tried and returned a Tamron 28-75mm constant f2.8 lens last week. The autofocus on the 28-75mm lens was WAY off and the image quality was generally poor. But, I've heard some people absolutely love their Tamron lenses and didn't want to write them off completely because I didn't want to spend twice as much on a used Nikon lens. I received this lens today and, so far, I'm MUCH more impressed with it. Image quality appears reasonably sharp (though not quite as sharp as my Nikon 50mm prime) and I haven't seen any focus issues yet. I use a Nikon D7000 and am a photography enthusiast who occasionally dabbles in birth photography and family photography. That being said, my children are often the subjects of my photos and they're constantly in motion, which can make autofocus difficult. I've taken about 40 photos - mostly of my children - with this lens so far and am very satisfied. If it continues performing at the same caliber or better, I'll update my rating to a 5 star review. I'll also update if anything major crops up. Overall, I think this lens has the potential to be a great everyday lens and I like that it has more flexibility than my 50mm and 35mm prime lenses.4Beware buying used.Super slow autofocus (which is a lens issue) and there were a lot of scratches on the glass (which comes from buying used)Otherwise, a real nice DX lens. Basically becomes a 24-70 with my D8002Great Lens! This is a great lens. Nice and sharp and allows me to take indoor shots without a flash as long as there isn't too much movement. With movement you need more light so either a bright room or use a flash. I bought mine from Deal Source Network as Used Very Good. It came like new in the original box with everything included. Very happy. Well worth the 159.99. So much better than the kit lens on my Sony A57. 5I tested out 2 copies of the lenses - Not SatisfiedFirst off I ordered this lenses because I own the 70-200mm Tamron f2.8 and have been so thrill with the photos I got that I had to give this one a try too.I ordered this lenses in January of 2012 and the first copy I got the quality of the images were good but not great. I sent this lenses back because 1 out of every 5 photos was out of focus. I ran several test using my D90 and found even though the lenses had successfully focus on a specific point that point was out of focus in some occasions. I validated the focus points using Nikon's View NX2 software. So I sent it back and asked for a replacement.Once I got the replacement I found the exact same issue with the new lenses. I tested my camera body with my other lenses to make sure it was not my body. I own the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 and Nikkor 35mm 1.8g. Both lenses perform correctly but this one did not.I guess I got 2 bad copies. No way I'm going to drop $400 and have known issues with the results.1Excellent lens for my Sony a300.I've been using this lens for a couple of weeks now and am very impressed with its quality. I have used it with my Sony Alpha a300 with no issues. I'll compare it to the kit lens (SAL 18-70) that it replaced as that is the only other wide zoom I've used myself.Pros:-The Tamron is heavier and more sturdy than the Sony lens.-It has better sharpness throughout the frame, but especially in the corners; it's slightly soft at f2.8 (though still better than the kit lens) and gets sharper as you stop it down.-Using it for indoor or nighttime shooting is great compared to the kit lens.-The aperture is 2.8 throughout the zoom range, meaning that you don't lose light when you zoom in towards 50mm.-The macro works decently well, especially with the narrow depth of field you get with a big aperture.Cons:-It doesn't go to 70mm like the kit lens, but I checked over my existing photos and barely used anything past 50mm anyways, plus you get 17mm vs. 18mm on the wide end.-Weight takes a little getting used to, but in a good way.-Not cheap, but not too expensive compared to similar lenses.-Slight distortion on the wide (17mm) end, though again, it's not as bad as the kit lens and you don't really notice.I would definitely buy this lens again and would recommend it to a friend. Definitely a very good and worthwhile upgrade to the SAL 18-70 kit lens.4Very sharp, but some problemsI bought a Tamron 17-50mm lens from Amazon last week for use on a Sony A200 and it arrived promptly in the mail, intact, though minimally cushioned in a small box. I put the lens through a series of tests around the yard, checking accuracy of auto focus, better aperture settings and resolution across the images.The lens is very sharp--and even at the wider focal lengths, holds considerable resolution of the horizon at infinity right to the image margins. With the exception of the widest 17mm focal length, which had noticable corner softness (and extreme distortion) in forground elements (mostly fixed with apertures around F11), the lens produced sharp resolution right to the corners through the whole zoom range. There is very noticable distortion at 17mm, the distortion quickly diminishing at even slightly longer focal lenths on through the whole zoom range. I used mostly F8 for all the test shots.The lens exhibits enough chromatic aberration right up through 24mm that not all of it can be removed with post processing. Between 17mm and 24mm, there is (with my copy of this lens) an excessive, odd chromatic stain, like a green tinted halo spreading well out beyond sharp or vertical edges, along with some ghosting of edges where light and dark meet--mostly evident on the left 1/3rd of the image frame. The green tint visible on the left side of images was wider than I've seen in any other lens and more substantial--and beyond repair. There is also a noticable greenish shift in image color toward both margins of a photograph, especially on the left side. This seemed consistent through most of the test shots, though it took me a while to notice it. This is not a characteristic of the camera, since another lens (a Sigma 24-60mm EX that also shows some similar, though less, chromatic tinting) does not produce any color shift at the image edges.The Tamron 17-50mm is remarkably sharp and the auto focus is consistently accurate. It should be noted that the lens focus ring markings on my copy are not at all accurate through the entire zoom range for finding infinity focus--so auto focus accuracy is important. My disappointment with this lens is that the chromatic halos produced on the left side of the image at wider focal lengths are large enough to appear in large prints. There does seem to be a greenish shift in color toward the left and right margins of the images shot at the wider focal lengths (17-24mm). Guessing my purchase is just a less than perfect copy of the lens and I'm returning it.4The quality is great and AF works great when there is enough lightingThis is my go-to lens for traveling and portraits. The quality is great and AF works great when there is enough lighting. I subtracted a star because in the dark, it tries to focus multiple times. The AF motor is not loud but when it keeps trying to focus it becomes annoying.4Love this walk-around lens for my Nikon D90I have a D90 and I was actually thinking about upgrading to the D600 or a canon 6D because I just didn't feel like I was getting the quality I wanted.After consulting and annoying every pro photographer I know for a recommendation on an affordable lens for my D90 (to give it one more shot at not needing an upgrade), the consensus was that this lens was amazing for walk-around and also an incredible value.Having used it for a few days ... in sunlight and indoors with poor lighting. Of still and babies ... I love this lens so much. It's just perfect. The depth of field is fantastic and I dare say the pictures almost look like they were taken with a full frame sensor camera.If what you are looking for is a kit upgrade for a nikon camera, this is fantastic - it's the best choice if you want to spend under $1000. Also, Amazon says this lens is not compatible with the d90 (if you buy a camera or printer through amazon, it will tell you on various product pages whether that accessory is compatible with your camera). Anyway, so Amazon said this might not be compatible with my D90 (which I bought through Amazon) but my photographer friends said to ignore that - that it definitely would be compatible. And it is.Anyway ... very glad with this purchase. Full Frame Sensor camera for me will have to wait.5Grey Market: Lens is fine, but know what you're buying (no Warranty)I bought this lens from "Sold by Another Deal Site and Fulfilled by Amazon". It was around $200 less than regular retail, so I had my suspicions that it was grey market (same lens, no warranty). However, I read one of the Question/Answer items about this being a grey market lens, and one person answered with, "Definitely not grey market. Full USA warranty." I felt that was kind of misleading because of the way Amazon lists the products, with the same reviews for multiple sellers. The person who answered that, could have indeed gotten a non-grey-market lens from some seller, but I did not.Anyhow, grey market aside, then lens arrived new and works fine. I haven't used it much yet, so I hope it stays that way.Bottom line: be informed of what you're buying--if it's $200 less than what everyone else is selling it for, it's most likely grey market. Do your research on grey market lenses, and determine if you can tolerate the no-warranty risk for the heavy discount.4Love it...even with the recent focusing issue...I've had this lens for my Nikon D5100 and D5200 for about a year and a half. I bought it along with the 28-75 2.8 and honestly, I do love them both. They compliment each other well and I find myself using them both all of the time during weddings, outdoor sessions and indoor newborn sessions. They're sharp and fairly fast for zoom lenses. I am only just now writing this review because I wanted to say one thing. After babying the 17-50 2.8 for a year and a half, I find it just now "acting up". The issue I am having with it is an issue other photographers complain about as well. It is "back focusing". It doesn't matter how close or how far, single point or multi point focus, it will skip right past my subject and focus on everything behind them leaving them blurry. It took me two important sessions to realize I wasn't "off my game" but in fact the lens was the issue. Sure, I use this lens often...not as often as my 28-75 2.8, but definitely often and I feel that this issue is ridiculous to be having so soon when no other lens I own from Tamron has done this. If it weren't for that, it would definitely get 5 stars.4Save $$$$$$, buy used, from a good source!Said lens was very good, if it were in factory box, I would say, LIKE NEW. I saw no sign of wear on lens. Cost about 1/2 of new. The only thing I can say that would make it better, is a manual, thanks to the internet I really don't need one.5
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Description
  • Built in motor for use on the new Nikon Cameras
  • Includes lens hood, 67mm filter size
  • 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.2 inches long
  • Wide Angle To Standard Zoom
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Good Initial ImpressionI ordered this lens with a bit of fear and trepidation after having tried and returned a Tamron 28-75mm constant f2.8 lens last week. The autofocus on the 28-75mm lens was WAY off and the image quality was generally poor. But, I've heard some people absolutely love their Tamron lenses and didn't want to write them off completely because I didn't want to spend twice as much on a used Nikon lens. I received this lens today and, so far, I'm MUCH more impressed with it. Image quality appears reasonably sharp (though not quite as sharp as my Nikon 50mm prime) and I haven't seen any focus issues yet. I use a Nikon D7000 and am a photography enthusiast who occasionally dabbles in birth photography and family photography. That being said, my children are often the subjects of my photos and they're constantly in motion, which can make autofocus difficult. I've taken about 40 photos - mostly of my children - with this lens so far and am very satisfied. If it continues performing at the same caliber or better, I'll update my rating to a 5 star review. I'll also update if anything major crops up. Overall, I think this lens has the potential to be a great everyday lens and I like that it has more flexibility than my 50mm and 35mm prime lenses.4Beware buying used.Super slow autofocus (which is a lens issue) and there were a lot of scratches on the glass (which comes from buying used)Otherwise, a real nice DX lens. Basically becomes a 24-70 with my D8002Great Lens! This is a great lens. Nice and sharp and allows me to take indoor shots without a flash as long as there isn't too much movement. With movement you need more light so either a bright room or use a flash. I bought mine from Deal Source Network as Used Very Good. It came like new in the original box with everything included. Very happy. Well worth the 159.99. So much better than the kit lens on my Sony A57. 5I tested out 2 copies of the lenses - Not SatisfiedFirst off I ordered this lenses because I own the 70-200mm Tamron f2.8 and have been so thrill with the photos I got that I had to give this one a try too.I ordered this lenses in January of 2012 and the first copy I got the quality of the images were good but not great. I sent this lenses back because 1 out of every 5 photos was out of focus. I ran several test using my D90 and found even though the lenses had successfully focus on a specific point that point was out of focus in some occasions. I validated the focus points using Nikon's View NX2 software. So I sent it back and asked for a replacement.Once I got the replacement I found the exact same issue with the new lenses. I tested my camera body with my other lenses to make sure it was not my body. I own the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 and Nikkor 35mm 1.8g. Both lenses perform correctly but this one did not.I guess I got 2 bad copies. No way I'm going to drop $400 and have known issues with the results.1Excellent lens for my Sony a300.I've been using this lens for a couple of weeks now and am very impressed with its quality. I have used it with my Sony Alpha a300 with no issues. I'll compare it to the kit lens (SAL 18-70) that it replaced as that is the only other wide zoom I've used myself.Pros:-The Tamron is heavier and more sturdy than the Sony lens.-It has better sharpness throughout the frame, but especially in the corners; it's slightly soft at f2.8 (though still better than the kit lens) and gets sharper as you stop it down.-Using it for indoor or nighttime shooting is great compared to the kit lens.-The aperture is 2.8 throughout the zoom range, meaning that you don't lose light when you zoom in towards 50mm.-The macro works decently well, especially with the narrow depth of field you get with a big aperture.Cons:-It doesn't go to 70mm like the kit lens, but I checked over my existing photos and barely used anything past 50mm anyways, plus you get 17mm vs. 18mm on the wide end.-Weight takes a little getting used to, but in a good way.-Not cheap, but not too expensive compared to similar lenses.-Slight distortion on the wide (17mm) end, though again, it's not as bad as the kit lens and you don't really notice.I would definitely buy this lens again and would recommend it to a friend. Definitely a very good and worthwhile upgrade to the SAL 18-70 kit lens.4Very sharp, but some problemsI bought a Tamron 17-50mm lens from Amazon last week for use on a Sony A200 and it arrived promptly in the mail, intact, though minimally cushioned in a small box. I put the lens through a series of tests around the yard, checking accuracy of auto focus, better aperture settings and resolution across the images.The lens is very sharp--and even at the wider focal lengths, holds considerable resolution of the horizon at infinity right to the image margins. With the exception of the widest 17mm focal length, which had noticable corner softness (and extreme distortion) in forground elements (mostly fixed with apertures around F11), the lens produced sharp resolution right to the corners through the whole zoom range. There is very noticable distortion at 17mm, the distortion quickly diminishing at even slightly longer focal lenths on through the whole zoom range. I used mostly F8 for all the test shots.The lens exhibits enough chromatic aberration right up through 24mm that not all of it can be removed with post processing. Between 17mm and 24mm, there is (with my copy of this lens) an excessive, odd chromatic stain, like a green tinted halo spreading well out beyond sharp or vertical edges, along with some ghosting of edges where light and dark meet--mostly evident on the left 1/3rd of the image frame. The green tint visible on the left side of images was wider than I've seen in any other lens and more substantial--and beyond repair. There is also a noticable greenish shift in image color toward both margins of a photograph, especially on the left side. This seemed consistent through most of the test shots, though it took me a while to notice it. This is not a characteristic of the camera, since another lens (a Sigma 24-60mm EX that also shows some similar, though less, chromatic tinting) does not produce any color shift at the image edges.The Tamron 17-50mm is remarkably sharp and the auto focus is consistently accurate. It should be noted that the lens focus ring markings on my copy are not at all accurate through the entire zoom range for finding infinity focus--so auto focus accuracy is important. My disappointment with this lens is that the chromatic halos produced on the left side of the image at wider focal lengths are large enough to appear in large prints. There does seem to be a greenish shift in color toward the left and right margins of the images shot at the wider focal lengths (17-24mm). Guessing my purchase is just a less than perfect copy of the lens and I'm returning it.4The quality is great and AF works great when there is enough lightingThis is my go-to lens for traveling and portraits. The quality is great and AF works great when there is enough lighting. I subtracted a star because in the dark, it tries to focus multiple times. The AF motor is not loud but when it keeps trying to focus it becomes annoying.4Love this walk-around lens for my Nikon D90I have a D90 and I was actually thinking about upgrading to the D600 or a canon 6D because I just didn't feel like I was getting the quality I wanted.After consulting and annoying every pro photographer I know for a recommendation on an affordable lens for my D90 (to give it one more shot at not needing an upgrade), the consensus was that this lens was amazing for walk-around and also an incredible value.Having used it for a few days ... in sunlight and indoors with poor lighting. Of still and babies ... I love this lens so much. It's just perfect. The depth of field is fantastic and I dare say the pictures almost look like they were taken with a full frame sensor camera.If what you are looking for is a kit upgrade for a nikon camera, this is fantastic - it's the best choice if you want to spend under $1000. Also, Amazon says this lens is not compatible with the d90 (if you buy a camera or printer through amazon, it will tell you on various product pages whether that accessory is compatible with your camera). Anyway, so Amazon said this might not be compatible with my D90 (which I bought through Amazon) but my photographer friends said to ignore that - that it definitely would be compatible. And it is.Anyway ... very glad with this purchase. Full Frame Sensor camera for me will have to wait.5Grey Market: Lens is fine, but know what you're buying (no Warranty)I bought this lens from "Sold by Another Deal Site and Fulfilled by Amazon". It was around $200 less than regular retail, so I had my suspicions that it was grey market (same lens, no warranty). However, I read one of the Question/Answer items about this being a grey market lens, and one person answered with, "Definitely not grey market. Full USA warranty." I felt that was kind of misleading because of the way Amazon lists the products, with the same reviews for multiple sellers. The person who answered that, could have indeed gotten a non-grey-market lens from some seller, but I did not.Anyhow, grey market aside, then lens arrived new and works fine. I haven't used it much yet, so I hope it stays that way.Bottom line: be informed of what you're buying--if it's $200 less than what everyone else is selling it for, it's most likely grey market. Do your research on grey market lenses, and determine if you can tolerate the no-warranty risk for the heavy discount.4Love it...even with the recent focusing issue...I've had this lens for my Nikon D5100 and D5200 for about a year and a half. I bought it along with the 28-75 2.8 and honestly, I do love them both. They compliment each other well and I find myself using them both all of the time during weddings, outdoor sessions and indoor newborn sessions. They're sharp and fairly fast for zoom lenses. I am only just now writing this review because I wanted to say one thing. After babying the 17-50 2.8 for a year and a half, I find it just now "acting up". The issue I am having with it is an issue other photographers complain about as well. It is "back focusing". It doesn't matter how close or how far, single point or multi point focus, it will skip right past my subject and focus on everything behind them leaving them blurry. It took me two important sessions to realize I wasn't "off my game" but in fact the lens was the issue. Sure, I use this lens often...not as often as my 28-75 2.8, but definitely often and I feel that this issue is ridiculous to be having so soon when no other lens I own from Tamron has done this. If it weren't for that, it would definitely get 5 stars.4Save $$$$$$, buy used, from a good source!Said lens was very good, if it were in factory box, I would say, LIKE NEW. I saw no sign of wear on lens. Cost about 1/2 of new. The only thing I can say that would make it better, is a manual, thanks to the internet I really don't need one.5
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