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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

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By Minor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-04

i needed a wide len so checking the best len for my money, the T. 17-28MM hit the spot .I didn't send it back so for now its my wide len . around 20mm is the sweet spot for me .

Love this lens!

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-02

I'm familiar with the Tamron Trinity from YouTube reviews and Facebook groups. I finally got to try this for myself and love the images it produces. Nice sharp and light. It's weather sealed and has some crazy sharpness. The 28mm vs 35mm on the longer end doesn't seem as weird as I thought it would be. Highly recommend.

Exelent

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

Good lent for my Sony a7rlll

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.

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.

Not a true Full Frame lens

By Gerard
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

You have to dig into the extra details to discover that this is an APS-C lens. I was disappointed to find that my affordable wide angle lens wasn't a true full frame. Be careful when purchasing.

Perfect lower cost wide angle zoom for video!

By Anna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-03

I needed a native E-mount lens for my new Sony, that would be compatible with Sony autofocus in video. It was the perfect focal length range for the event BTS video I bought it for. Used once, and it was just what I needed. The zoom ring is pretty tight, so you can't get a smooth zoom by hand while filming, but on the other hand, you at least know it won't slip around on you when you tip your camera. It's also the most compact zoom lens I own (coming from Canon), so it was the perfect lens for my gimbal rig, that still gave me some options!

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