Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 SP AF Di LD IF
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Good sharpness and bokeh. Low weight, solid build, and modest price tag.
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Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F.
Aperture range: f/2.8-4 to f/32.
Optical zoom: 2.1x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 30 cm / 0.98 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:5.4 / 0.19X.
Focus: AF (Nikon version requires in-body focus motor).
Filter diameter: 77 mm.
L x D, W: 86 x 83 mm, 440 g.
IR: Poor IR performance.
Approximate street price: USD 300 (new, w/o tax).
Tamron is a Japanese corporation specializing in the manufacture of photographic and industrial optics. The company was founded in 1950 as Taisei Kōgaku Kiki Seisakush. It was renamed Tamron in 1970.
As well as its own-branded designs, it makes many optical units for other companies compact digital cameras, and produces consumer grade lenses for several of the major DSLR manufacturers.