What does Di VC mean on Tamron lens?
We can see a few abbreviations here—SP, Di, VC, and USD. These abbreviations mean that it is a superior lens, it works with full-frame or crop sensor cameras, and has stabilization. On top of that, it has a supersonic drive, making it fast and quiet for auto-focusing.
What does Vxd mean Tamron?
Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive
The lens adopts Tamron’s newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that produces a quiet, quick autofocus drive.
Are all Tamron lenses made in China?
In other words, Tamron has lens-producing plants in the three countries of Japan, China and Vietnam, which assemble and ship the products. In Japan, Tamron’s main plants are situated in three locations in Aomori Prefecture.
What kind of lens is the Tamron 17-50mm di II?
Tamron 17-50mm. enlarge. Tamron calls this the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF). This marketing baloney means: Di II: Only works on 1.6x and DX cameras, won’t work on 1.3x or 35mm or full-frame cameras.
How good is the Tamron 17-50mm for shooting sunstars?
With its straight 7-bladed diaphragm, the Tamron 17-50mm ought to make magnificent 14 -pointed sunstars on bright points of light. The first thing you notice about this Tamron’s Vibration Control (VC) is that the viewfinder image jumps left or right a few moments after you half-press the shutter and the VC stabilizes.
What is a Tamron lens used for?
Ideal Uses: Perfect for use on amateur digital ( Nikon DX and Canon 1.6x) cameras as a general-purpose medium zoom. Unlike many non-Nikon lenses like Tokina and other Tamrons, this particular Tamron should works great on Nikon’s cheapest D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100 and D5000.
Is the Tamron 17-55mm is the same as Nikon?
This Tamron has nothing in common with Nikon’s 17-55mm f/2.8 DX or Canon’s 17-55mm f/2.8 IS except for the f/stop and focal length range. Both the Nikon and Canon lenses have silent focus, superior IS and VR systems, and allow instant manual-focus override at any time simply by grabbing the focus ring — no switches required.