Review: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC (Nikon Mount)

The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC is an extremely popular lens amongst budget conscious users. With a constant f2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range and the added value of having vibration compensation it’s not hard to see why consumers spring for this lens. Designed for those with APS-C sized sensor cameras, the equivalent focal range on a Nikon DSLR such as the D5100 is around 25.5-75mm; making it an essential event and workhorse lens for many pros and semi-professionals.

But is all perfect with the lens?

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Falling In Love With the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens

Recently, I was loaned the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 with Vibration Compensation for Nikon DSLR cameras. The lens is the answer to most users’ dreams: a sharp lens with a fast aperture and a form of image stabilization (or vibration reduction) to help you get better photos. Though I’m not usually one for third party lenses, after using the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 for a while I grew to love it when attached to my D5100.

A full review is coming on the lens, but here’s a preview of what’s to come.

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