Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD

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The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras offering a broad zoom range, excellent image quality and versatile F2.8 maximum aperture across the whole zoom range. This lens focuses very close, featuring a minimum object distance of 0.19m at the wide-angle and 0.39m at the telephoto end for expressive images with highly blurred backgrounds. The small and lightweight design also includes Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) which utilises AI technology when shooting video for stable footage.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) features Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating and a φ67mm filter size – the same as the Tamron series of lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Compatible with many of the features that Sony builds into its cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, the lens is the ideal everyday zoom lens for a multitude of situations. It is a highly practical lens that enables photographers to attain high image quality while enjoying the benefits of the large F2.8 aperture.

 

Outstanding optical performance

With a focal length range of 17-70mm, equivalent to 25.5-105mm on full-frame cameras. The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio.

The optical construction of the new 17-70mm F2.8 is equally impressive and 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.

  • 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Two moulded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element corrects distortion and spherical aberrations.
  • Two LD (Low Dispersion) elements greatly reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting.
  • Focuses down to 0.19m MOD (Minimum Object Distance) at the 17mm wide-angle and 0.39m (15.4 in) MOD at the 70mm telephoto, ensuring good close-range shooting performance for compelling close-up shots.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Vibration Compensation (VC) for worry-free still photography and video capture

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) utilizes highly regarded VC image stabilisation to maximize the optical performance of the lens when shooting handheld by effectively compensating camera shake. When shooting video, image stabilisation is further improved by leveraging AI technology compared to more conventional modes of stabilisation.

RXD Stepping Motor for Precise Autofocus

The AF drive incorporates an RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit. The RXD actuator is able to precisely control the rotational angle of the motor, allowing it to drive the focusing lens directly without the use of a reduction gear. Additionally, a dedicated sensor senses the position of the lens to a high degree of accuracy - enabling both high-speed and precise AF which allows to maintain razor-sharp focus when shooting moving subjects or filming video.

  • RXD motor with a direct drive of the focusing element for precise control
  • Position sensor that detects the lens position for better tracking AF

Built with Sony Mirrorless Cameras in Mind

The new Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to Sony Mirrorless cameras. This includes:

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Eye Af
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera Lens Correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
  • Camera-based lens unit firmware updates

A highly portable compact design

The 17-70mm F2.8 zoom measures a scant 119.3mm (4.7 in) in length and 74.6mm in maximum diameter and weighs only 525g (18.5 oz). This is remarkable for a lens with built-in VC image stabilization. When used with Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras, this zoom is nicely balanced and provides a comfortable user experience.

  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.

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Model B070
Focal Length 17-70mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 25.5-105mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 79° 55'-23° 00' (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object 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
Maximum Diameter φ74.6mm
Length 119.3mm (4.7 in)
Weight 525g (18.5 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)*

*The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Minimum Aperture F22
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount
  • Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
  • Two moulded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to correct distortion and spherical aberrations to achieve a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Two LD (Low Dispersion) elements greatly reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to realize improved clarity and colour accuracy.
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and colour fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) autofocus motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. This focusing system also offers a minimum focusing distance of just 19cm and a 1:4.8 maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects. Full-time manual focus override is also possible, and it is compatible with Sony's Direct Manual Focus function or fine-tuned manual control.
  • VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.