The new Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD combines the best of many worlds. It is compact and lightweight, has a zoom range that fits most types of photography from wide angle landscape to portraits with a creamy bokeh and with a great minimum object distance, it is suitable for macro as well. On top of that, Tamron has put in a f/2.8 aperture through the entire zoom range!
Tamron is one of the most competitive manufacturers when it comes to making lenses for the Sony E full frame system. Now the time has come for a compact all-round lens specially designed to fit perfectly with the Sony APS-C A 6000-series. It is a lens with high performance and build quality, just as the other Tamron lenses for Sony.
The new lens starts at 17 mm wide angle that is ideal for landscape and architecture photography and ranges up to 70 mm which is great for shooting portraits. With this range it is the first f/2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio.
The lens is equipped with Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism to minimize camera shake and an MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) dedicated solely to vibration compensation.
The result is quicker, more precise AF performance and more consistently powerful VC (Vibration Compensation). Also the VC is especially optimized for video shooting. This VC mechanism leverages AI technology when shooting video.
The RXD stepping motor provides smooth but yet fast autofocus and works great for both photo and video and is compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
Optical construction The optical construction of the new 17-70mm F/2.8 lens features 16 elements in 12 groups. Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements and one hybrid aspherical lens element are precisely arranged to maintain high-resolution performance from edge to edge. The 2.8 aperture consist of 9 blades to provide a creamy bokeh. Thanks to the great optical construction the zoom can focus close down to 0.19m, which makes it great for macro photography as well.
The lens has a moisture-resistant construction and Fluorine coating which provide extra protection and makes the lens useful even in harsh weather conditions.
- Ideal for all types of photography and video
- A high-speed F/2.8 aperture through the entire zoom range
- Filter size 67 mm, same as other Tamron lenses for Sony E
- Moisture-resistant construction
- Designed for Sony APS-C
- Weighs only 525g