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

BH #TA172828E • MFR #AFA046S-700
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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

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.
UPC: 725211460015

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

Focal Length17 to 28mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View103° 41' to 75° 23'
Minimum Focus Distance7.48" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:5.2
Optical Design13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.87 x 3.9" / 73 x 99 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.9" / 99.1 mm
Weight14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5.9 x 5.5"

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

Exelent

By Francisco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Good lent for my Sony a7rlll

Great lens and excellent companion for the Tamron 35 to 150

By Braulio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I bought this lens because I wanted a companion for the new Tamron 35-150 mm f2 to f2.8 With just two lenses I can cover from 17mm to 150mm full frame (with a very minuscule gap) and with a 2.8 aperture all across the range. For my style of shooting is exactly what I wanted (mostly video productions, Doc, very fast-paced), so I wanted just a lens for when I needed to go Wider than 35. Also works great with the Sony A7siii autofocus and it's also great for gimbal/glidecam/steadycam operation. The only caveat is that the motor is not linear (like newer Tamron lenses) so maybe Tamron will come up with a newer version like they did with the 28-75 and the 70-180. So at the time you read this, I would be aware of the possibility of a new 17-28 VXD linear motor.

Light, solid build with very good image quality.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

The lens is light and well built and the images taken at the wide end are sharp with minimal fall off and distortion.

Amazing lenses

By Jorge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

Best lenses for wide photography. If you live in NY. You need these.

Great Lens

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

It is a great lens for videos thats all I can say 100% as well worthy

The manual focus is not linear

By Cory
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

The overall image quality is good. For still photography, it appears fine. However, the manual focus response is not linear. That makes it not ideal for videographers.

Great Lens

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

I use this primarily for shooting 4K video on my A7IV and it works great.

Almost Perfect!

By Tejas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-11

Great lens. Lightweight and sharp. The only thing is I wish it punched in a bit more to 35mm.

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