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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 25.5-105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Spanning a versatile zoom range and characterized by its bright design, the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a 25.5-105mm-equivalent lens for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The wide to short-tele range is ideal for everyday shooting and the fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and offers improved control over depth of field. Complementing this design is a series of specialized optics, including aspherical and low dispersion elements, that produce well-corrected imagery with high sharpness, 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.
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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Overview

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Spanning a versatile zoom range and characterized by its bright design, the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a 25.5-105mm-equivalent lens for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The wide to short-tele range is ideal for everyday shooting and the fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and offers improved control over depth of field. Complementing this design is a series of specialized optics, including aspherical and low dispersion elements, that produce well-corrected imagery with high sharpness, 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.

Adding to the versatility of the zoom design is a Vibration Compensation image stabilization system, which reduces the appearance of camera shake for steadier photo and video recording in low-light conditions. Also benefitting handling, an RXD stepping motor enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance 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 zoom is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and covers wide-angle to short-telephoto fields of view with its 25.5-105mm 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.
Two molded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to correct distortion and spherical aberrations to achieve a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
Two 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 1:4.8 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.
VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
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: 725211700012

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Specs

Focal Length17 to 70mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.5 to 105mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View79° 55' to 23° 0'
Minimum Focus Distance7.5" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 4.7" / 74.6 x 119.3 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.77" / 146.5 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 525 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 5.3 x 4.9"

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Reviews

Nice lens!

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

Replace my Sony 18-135 kit lens with this one. I will probably miss the longer range some, but the wide 2.8 aperture throughout this baby is really what I needed. Did about a hundred indoor shots this weekend and was able to get shots I know I couldn't (without excessive noise) with my previous lens. Also took a few outside and the background blur was great!.

Just OK

By Ray
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-22

Bought this for night photography. I owned Tamron 18-300mm and just so happy with the results. So bought the 17-70mm F/2.8 hoping to get another WOW effect. I also have Fuji 16-55mm F2.8 but it's to heavy and want something light a fast. The results with the Tamron 17-70mm is mix. @ 17mm the picture is bright and sharp. When I start using the 50-70mm I found the edges are flared compared to the 17mm. As a hobbyist and nobody to impress. The lens is good and lighter. My Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 is better but heavier.

best all around lens

By Ariella
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-21

its Wirth the price

The Almost Everything Lens

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-09

The 17-70 exceeded my expectations. I am using it on a Sony FX30. Sony's legendary autofocus works perfectly and silently. The FX30 has digital Clear Zoom which leverages it's 6K sensor, and that adds reach to the long end exceeding anything I need on an everyday basis. The lens is big-ish, but not heavy. It feels very solid and well crafted. The zoom action feels smooth and consistent. I look forward to pairing this with the Tamron 11-20 f2.8.

Great Versatile Lens

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Coming from Canon and shooting a lot of weddings, my favorite was the 24-70mm. This lens was even better for my first wedding shoot with the extended range it gives. Focusing was fast and images are sharp. Great lens!

Great product

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

Love the f2.8, love its handling. Don't like the size and weight, but that's the price paid for quality.

I love this lens!

By Erin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-21

I bought this after using a similar Tamron on my sister's full frame. I am not a pro by any means, but I really enjoy the quality of this lens. It's perfect for traveling and the images come out beautiful!

Wow!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-06

Everything I asked for. Sharp across the frame at all apertures and focal lengths. VC works very well, much less jumping around the frame than just IBIS on its own. Focusing took some adjustment of internal settings but once locked down its super stable. This lens might as well glue itself to my X-T4.

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Asked by: zbb
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Asked by: Diego
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Additional warranty

Additional warranty
Asked by: Michael
If you haven't bought the lens, you can add either a 3 year or 4 year plan on our website when you purchase the lens. If you have already purchased the lens, you'll need to call and have our agents add the protection plan for you.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-02-03

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Date published: 2022-07-04

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There are many variables. Technically the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E should work fine on a camera that has been converted to IR. The IR conversion can cause issues and some lenses might not work as well. And the specific shot can be an issue.
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