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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E

BH #TA172828E • MFR #AFA046S-700
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • XLD and LD Elements
  • BBAR and Fluorine Coatings
Comprising a flexible wide-angle range, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD from Tamron is a versatile zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Covering ultra-wide to wide focal lengths, this lens is particularly suitable for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural shooting. Its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture complements this range and affords increased control over depth of field along with enhanced low-light performance. The optical design incorporates a both XLD and LD elements, which produce a highly corrected image with reduced chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature Tamron's BBAR coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. Additionally, adding to the versatility, an RXD stepping motor enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance to suit stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override and a minimum focusing distance of 7.5". Suiting this lens's use in inclement weather conditions, it also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to protect against fingerprints and smudging.
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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Overview

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Comprising a flexible wide-angle range, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD from Tamron is a versatile zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Covering ultra-wide to wide focal lengths, this lens is particularly suitable for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural shooting. Its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture complements this range and affords increased control over depth of field along with enhanced low-light performance. The optical design incorporates a both XLD and LD elements, which produce a highly corrected image with reduced chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature Tamron's BBAR coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. Additionally, adding to the versatility, an RXD stepping motor enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance to suit stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override and a minimum focusing distance of 7.5". Suiting this lens's use in inclement weather conditions, it also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to protect against fingerprints and smudging.
Versatile wide-angle zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 25.5-42mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to realize improved clarity and color 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 color 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 7.5" and a 1:5.2 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.
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.

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
17 to 28mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
103° 41' to 75° 23'
Minimum Focus Distance
7.48" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:5.2
Optical Design
13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.87 x 3.9" / 73 x 99 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
3.9" / 99.1 mm
Weight
14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.715 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9 x 5.9 x 5.6"

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Reviews

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si sthis lense parfocal?

si sthis lense parfocal?
Asked by: Per
Unfortunately Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is not parfocal.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-11-07

will the rocker zoom on the sony FX3 control the ...

will the rocker zoom on the sony FX3 control the zoom?
Asked by: shawn
No. The following is a manual lens that offers no servo system.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-20

When is this lens getting restocked?

When is this lens getting restocked?
Asked by: Matt
I'm sorry, Tamron has not given us a due date for this yet.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-08-07

Anyone use this for full spectrum/infrared -- any ...

Anyone use this for full spectrum/infrared -- any hotspots?
Asked by: Richard
To our knowledge, this lens has not been tested for full spectrum/infrared photography. Your results may vary.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-03

Can you mount it on a crop sensor camera like a ...

Can you mount it on a crop sensor camera like a Sony Alpha 6500?
Asked by: Marcelo
Hi--yes, this lens is compatible with a crop-sensor camera like the a6500.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-12-22

Is this similar to the Sony Wide Angle 16-35 F2.8 ...

Is this similar to the Sony Wide Angle 16-35 F2.8 offered for $2,198?
Asked by: Timothy J
I had the 16-35mm GMaster and loved it but then I got this Tamron 17-28mm lens. I placed my camera on a tripod and took identical photos with both lenses and then reviewed them on the computer. I could not tell the difference between the images taken with both lenses so I sold the GMaster and kept the Tamron which is so much lighter and smaller for travel.
Answered by: Linda
Date published: 2023-11-27

What does 6 years limited warranty covers?

What does 6 years limited warranty covers?
Asked by: Isaac
This 6 year warranty would cover manufacturers defects
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-07-25

Does this lens have image stabilization??

Does this lens have image stabilization??
Asked by: Theodore
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14
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