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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G IIto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD Top Features

  • 17-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 430g.
  • Diameter: 74mm
  • Length: 82mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.27m
  • Max Magnification:0.22x

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF

Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 205g.
  • Diameter: 73mm
  • Length: 80mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II

Our Winner: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF over Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II

Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Minimum Focus Distance 0.27m vs 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.22x vs x

Pros Of Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II over Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF
Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Optical Zoom 3.10x vs 2.90x
Weight 205g vs 430g
Diameter 73mm vs 74mm
Length 80mm vs 82mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 67mm

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD vs Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II Specs Table

General Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
Brand Tamron Nikon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Nikon F (DX) Nikon F (DX)
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 17-50mm 18-55mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black or silver
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock Yes
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 3.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F3.5 – F5.6
Min Aperture F32.0 F22.0 – F38.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 16 7
Optical Groups 13 5
Special Elements 2 hybrid aspherical elements 1 LD (Low Dispersion) glass element 1 XR (Extra Refractive) element 1 ED glass element 1 aspherical element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.27m 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.22X unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Micro-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual
Focus Method Internal Extending front
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
DoF Scale Yes Unknown
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 430g 205g
Diameter 74mm 73mm
Length 82mm 80mm
Materials Unknown Plastic barrel, plastic mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 67mm 52mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code flower shaped hood HB-33 or HB-45
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories flexible lens pouch CL-0715
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