Tamron's sharp 17-50mm zoom lens gives you versatile wide-angle shooting and superior light gathering for non-flash photography. Unlike many lenses whose aperture and brightness decrease as you zoom closer to your subject, this Tamron features a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range. That means your images stay bright as you zero in, and your exposure values remain unchanged a very handy feature when shooting manually. This lens makes an excellent replacement for the kit lenses that frequently come supplied with many digital SLRs.
Great wide-angle and closeup shooting
The focal range and large aperture of this lens also make it ideal for indoor photography, and for capturing full-length people shots or an entire building in a single frame. For portraits, you can softly blur unnecessary background details while making your crisply focused subject pop from the photo. It also offers an extra-close focusing distance for capturing detailed closeups.
Optimized for digital SLRs
Tamron's Di II series lenses are engineered exclusively for digital cameras, and boast internal surface coatings designed to eliminate ghosting and flare. The compact design features specialized lens elements for superior optical performance. And the supplied lens hood (not pictured) allows better shooting in bright light.
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