Tamron has introduced its latest lens and this time they are showing some love to Sony’s APS-C Shooters.
The lens uses the Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) that helps to stabilize video performance, at least according Tamron.
The 17-70 F2.8 is constructed of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one hybrid aspherical and two glass-molded aspherical elements.
The autofocus is driven by Tamron’s ‘Rapid eXtra-silent stepping drive’ (RXD) that can also be found in the very popular Tamron 17-28 and 28-75 lenses.
The minimum focus distance is 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide end and 0.39m (15.4 in) at the telephoto end. The maximum magnification is 1:4.8 (wide) / 1:5.2 (tele).
The lens shares the same 67mm filter thread size as Tamron’s other E-mount lenses, so you can easily share filters and save a small fortune! Tamron’s line-up of lenses with a 67mm filter thread for full-frame cameras so far includes:
28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) Amazon | B&H
17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) Amazon | B&H
20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F050) Amazon | B&H
24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) Amazon | B&H
35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F053) Amazon | B&H
70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) Amazon | B&H
28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071) Amazon | B&H
70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047) Amazon | B&H
The lens is 119.3mm (4.7 in) long and weighs in at 525g (18.5oz). It’s weather-sealed, and its front element has a fluorine coating to repel water and oil.
The 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD will be available in mid-January for $799 / £779.00.
The full press release can be found here.
Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Specs
Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
Angle of view (APS-C): 79゜55′-23゜00′
Number of diaphragm blades: 9（Rounded diaphragm）
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 0.19m (7.5 in) (WIDE) / 0.39m (15.4 in) (TELE)
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.8 (WIDE) / 1:5.2 (TELE)
Filter size: φ67mm
Length: 119.3mm (4.7 in)
Weight: 525g (18.5oz)
Accessories: Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps included
Further details and sample images can be found on the product page of Tamron’s website.
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