Tamron launches high speed SP AF17-50MM zoom lens with vibration compensation for Nikon DX DSLRS
The new Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC a high speed f/2.8 wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for Nikon-mount digital SLR cameras with smaller sensors covers the very popular 17-50mm focal length range (equivalent to 26-78mm in the full-frame 35mm format) making it extremely versatile. Its wide aperture and outstanding performance provide practical advantages in low-light shooting and aesthetic image control, thereby enriching the user’s range of creative expression. The new lens is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization mechanism, which controls the effects of camera shake in three planes. VC provides more opportunities for sharp hand-held photography at the slow shutter speeds needed when shooting in low-light conditions dramatically enhancing the user’s level of photographic freedom.
Tamron plans to introduce the lens in a Canon mount version shortly after the new Nikon mount version with built-in motor hits the market