- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- XLD and LD Elements
- BBAR and Fluorine Coatings
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Overview
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Specs
|Focal Length||17 to 28mm|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||103° 41' to 75° 23'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.48" / 19 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:5.2|
|Optical Design||13 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|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|
|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
Lens Shade Broken
After less than two hours of use, the two-part lens shade fell apart. There seems to be no way to reassemble it without a special tool. Replacements are $20. Beware.
Too much vignette
This is a nice lens overall as far as sharpness and speed, but man, that vignette at the wide end is something else. Effective useful zoom range on this lens is 22-28mm. 17-21mm will show enough vignette you'll need to crop it out, effectively reducing your range. Honestly, with such a small effective range, I'm tempted to sell this off and replace it with a 24mm prime.
Just buy it already
If you want technical information, please look elsewhere. If you just want to know if it is a good lens or not, it is. Buy it, you will be very happy.
Use for landscape, architectural and real estate, handheld and on gimbal. It's a great lens -- lightweight, fast focus and high quality images.
This lens was purchased for use on a gimbal for wedding videography using a Sony a7iii. The 17-28mm zoom is very good for this purpose, but couple that with the fact the the tap of one function button can switch to APS-C mode, and you really have some great options. This lens replaced the Sony G 20mm f1.8 lens, which was a great lens, but too limited for its intended purpose.
Might Be Best Wide Zoom Lens
Awesome lens. Short focusing distance is great. Pairing Sony's great low light cameras with a lens like this that opens pretty wide helps a lot when working with very little light. You can probably find faster lenses but for good luck finding one at a price like this.
Great Value to Price Ratio for a Super Wide Zoom
I have used several Super Wide Zoom Lenses and I have to say this one is virtually as good as lenses costing more than double the price. Excellent sharpness - especially at the wide end, not both bad at 28mm either; and reasonable (not perfect, but better than most) control of CA. I also like the fact that it is light and an easy choice to take with me when I'm traveling. Highly recommended!!!
Impressive Bang for Buck
With the price reduction, obviously relating to the 16-35 PZ, this is a no-brainer. Color is beautiful, focus is fast, sharpness is comparable to the 16-35 2.8. Then there's balance; it just feels perfect on my A7R3. Does human/animal eye in a big hurry, much faster than older Sony primes. If your Sony is more recent, no doubt it's even faster. The big complaint- it only goes to 28- can effectively be silenced with Sony's underused Clear Image. Assign that to C4, use a factor of 1.3, and you now have 35mm. Yes, there are limitations. No Raw, no Eye, and despite Sony's self-praise, there is loss. But it's mighty hard to see. First Rollei pic is @28mm, next is faux 35. BTW, that camera is from B&H, circa '79. When you sum up price/advice/support, they're #1.
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