Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II for Sony

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The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is Tamron’s ‘Professional Grade’ wide angle lens. It is a very sharp wide aperture wide angle solution. It is extremely popular with both Canon and Nikon shooters, and is well received by Sony shooters also. There are some slightly better, very slightly better lenses in this range, but they are generally twice the price of the Tamron.

Only Works With: Sony crop sensor cameras such as the A58, A77, A65.

Roger Cicala

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Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

One of the best value lenses around. It’s arguably as good as the much pricier lenses in this range on a crop sensor camera at a much more attractive price, and, shoot, on Alpha cameras, you don’t need the more expensive VC version.

Filter Size
67mm (non-rotating front element)
0.94 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
10.63 inches
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
78 to 31 degrees
Zoom method
barrel extend, non-rotating
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, autofocus
Aperture Blades
7, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
No ghosting, mild contrast loss
Sony Alpha
  • Crop sensor cameras (A350, A550, etc…)

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LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $27.00 $31.00 $10.33
4 days $5.00 $29.00 $34.00 $8.50
7 days $6.00 $39.00 $45.00 $6.43
10 days $8.00 $53.00 $61.00 $6.10
14 days $11.00 $68.00 $79.00 $5.64
21 days $14.00 $92.00 $106.00 $5.05
30 days $18.00 $115.00 $133.00 $4.43
45 days $23.00 $150.00 $173.00 $3.84
60 days $27.00 $176.00 $203.00 $3.38
90 days $35.00 $226.00 $261.00 $2.90
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $27.00 $9.00
4 days $29.00 $7.25
7 days $39.00 $5.57
10 days $53.00 $5.30
14 days $68.00 $4.86
21 days $92.00 $4.38
30 days $115.00 $3.83
45 days $150.00 $3.33
60 days $176.00 $2.93
90 days $226.00 $2.51

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