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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

Amazing lens

By Luke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-01

I was debating between this lens and the counterpart sony offered and am glad I went with this lens. It's light, cheaper and has great image quality. Perfect for backpacking.

sharp and beautiful

By Sunny
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-18

I work as a wedding filmmaker and music video director . I had already been using sony 16-35 lens at work . I wanted to buy same lens personally but its pricy , then i came across this lens and took the tough decision and bought tamron 17-28 . I LOVED IT . you wont even notice the difference between two other than 1200 $ price diff . barrel of this lens in much less than sony 16-35 , 67 of tamron , it much compact and light weight . As some people said the mount on lens to tight when we twist on to camera , its tight but still okay on sony FX3 , but on sony a7r4 its verrry tight ,makes u feels like u may break the mount . Other than that its GOOD LENS

Great lens!

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

I love the size and performance of this lens, very sharp!

Nice and Sharp

By Vu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

Very nice lens, very good for low light situations as well. Perfect pairing with the tamron 28-75mm F2.8. Very fast focus and half the price of the Sony version 16-35mm.

Great lens as always

By Yuchen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

Can't wait for the G2 version, this is good enough for my needs. Just a hobbyist, not a professional, but watch enough of my favorite Youtuber using it, and my friends always had it on his toolkit. After shooting with it for some time, great image quality, fast Auto focus with my A7c, no complain.

Great wide angle

By Jason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

I replaced my Sony 24-105 with this and and 28-75 G2. There is so much more FOV going from 20-24 than there is 24-28, I really don't miss the Sony. And this lens is so light, it and the 28-75 are super quick to swap out. They are a great combo for street, architecture, and landscapes. Autofocus is quiet, and the colors look great. The lens has a fair amount of distortion at the wide end but it cleans up very easily with a lens profile in LR. All in all, this lens is a great value and for the money (40% the price) and 2/3 the weight, I would much rather carry it around than the Sony 16-35.

Tamron is knocking it out of the park lately

By Shadda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-28

I'm a long time sigma fanboy, and though I haven't owned many Tamrons in the past, the couple I've tried before now (the 70-300 and 20mm f2.8) seemed dinky, low quality, and at least in the 70-300 I was unimpressed by its optics and even less impressed by its build quality. I assumed that these other lenses, as they look quite the same at a glance, would follow suit. Boy was I wrong. Even after learning about the great optical qualities, I still felt like I'd be making a rather sizeable sacrifice by going with a tamron. It didn't seem to be the sort of lens I could count on being around in 5 years time. Again, I was wrong. The build quality is not what I'd call robust, for sure, but it's far better than the ones I had used previously. These feel substantial, and the focus ring isn't the tragedy that the 70-300 had. Optically, I could hardly be happier. There's a little chromatic aberration in extreme lighting situations, but nothing that can't be corrected in post. Optically these lenses are brilliant, and while 2.8 isn't anything mind blowing in terms of bokeh, what it does provide is smooth, unobtrusive and only seems busy in some limited situations I've found. It's resolution is in keeping with the other two lenses in this lineup, which is to say outrageously good. The first picture in this review is a 500% crop of a picture of the front of my computer speakers (the little micromesh) which shows that this lens is actually out-resolving my 42mpx sensor. That is ridiculous. I am pleasantly surprised. I hope in the future they can maybe beef up the materials without sacrificing too much weight (or cost) but for now these are a welcome addition to my bag.

Sharp, light and priced right

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

I use this on my A7Rlll. This lens is a joy to use. It's very sharp even wide open at f2.8. It's a lot lighter than the 16-35GM and I don't miss have 35mm because I can crop with the 42MP. A great buy. B&H rocks.

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I'm sorry, Tamron has not given us a due date for this yet.
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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
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What does 6 years limited warranty covers?

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Asked by: Isaac
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Asked by: Theodore
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14

Is this a fly-by-wire lens?

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Asked by: NICHOLAS
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