• SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II LD

Lightweight. Fast. Super Performance

This 17-50mm is an extremely high-quality standard zoom with a high luminosity of 2.8 over the entire focal length range. It belongs to the Super performance (SP) class of Tamron lenses distinguished by ultra high optical and mechanical quality. The high luminosity that this lens offers is ideal for low-light conditions and professional image composition. The result is images with smooth, even bokeh (background blur), where the subject is virtually released from the background. Apart from the unlimited possibilities that this lens has to offer, it is the quality of your images that stand in the focus.

The world's shortest minimum focus distance of only 27cm was achieved, by using 3 XR glass elements (Extra Refractive) in the front group coupled with a new mechanical design, whilst at the same time keeping the construction compact. The maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5 and a weight of mere 430g are also a worldwide top*. Image defects are kept at an absolute minimum through the application of aspherical elements and LD (Low dispersion) glass as well as a special coating of internal glass surfaces (Internal Surface Coating). The result is high-quality extremely sharp and excellent images.

Delivering leading-edge image quality

The optical design of this lens uses a high-performance XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) element, which is manufactured out of a special glass with an extremely low refractive index. The refractive index describes the ability of the lens to split a light beam into its spectral colours. The dispersive properties are even lower than standard LD lenses and are at a level similar to fluorite. The XLD lens in combination with the LD element delivers the highest contrast and brilliance. This effectively prevents the problem of chromatic aberration in telephoto photography and delivers a high level of sharpness even in the peripheral regions. The result is a lens that effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration and magnification aberration throughout the entire zoom range and guarantees the highest resolution and brilliance for your pictures.

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A16
Focal Length 17-50mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 78°45’ - 31°11’
Lens Construction 16 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.27m
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:4.5
Filter Size Φ67mm
Length 83.2mm
Diameter Φ73.8mm
Weight 440g
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Aperture F/32
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

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