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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF vs Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM 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 Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM 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
  • Sony Alpha 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

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 222g.
  • Diameter: 72mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II

Our Winner: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF over Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II

Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No

Pros Of Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM 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 222g vs 430g
Diameter 72mm vs 74mm
Length 69mm vs 82mm
Filter Thread 55mm vs 67mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.27m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs 0.22x

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD vs Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II Specs Table

General Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR II LD Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Brand Tamron Sony
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 17-50mm 18-55mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Unknown
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
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 unknown
Optics
Optical Elements 16 8
Optical Groups 13 7
Special Elements 2 hybrid aspherical elements 1 LD (Low Dispersion) glass element 1 XR (Extra Refractive) element unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.27m 0.25m
Max Magnification 0.22X 0.34X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Micromotor
Full Time Manual
Focus Method Internal Extending front
Distance Scale Yes No
DoF Scale Yes No
Distance Scale Yes No
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 430g 222g
Diameter 74mm 72mm
Length 82mm 69mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Unknown Unknown
Filter Thread 67mm 55mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code flower shaped hood Unknown
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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