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

BH #TA177028F • MFR #AFB070X-700
Tamron
Key Features
  • X-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 FUJIFILM X-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 FUJIFILM X-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 FUJIFILM X-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: 725211700029

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 MountFUJIFILM X
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 Weight1.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.9 x 5.5"

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

The best lens for Sony APS-C

By Eladio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I bought the 17-70 a few weeks ago and I am really in love with this lens, the focal range is super dynamic and works for many scenarios. The only defect is that after 50 mm it loses a bit of sharp is very discreet, but if you are very fussy, I recommend checking some reviews. For my and my kind of work, it's perfect

Fast, sharp and a nice sweet spot of range

By Jamie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

Fast focus, not too heavy and well priced.

Love this lens. It's my new all around shooter.

By April
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

The new Tamron 17-70 has become my new all around shooter for local travel and for fun restaurant snaps. Good color, contrast, quick to focus on the Fujifilm XT4, and it's 2.8 all the way. At the wide end, you're able to do some casual closeup shooting. While it's not a true macro, being able to get in closer than your run of the mill standards is a huge bonus. I've always loved Tamron products. This is the nicest one so far.

Great value and quality lens

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

I used the lens for a recent food photography gig and the versatility of the lens came in handy. The focal length, image stabilization, and constant 2.8 aperture makes this a no brainer for any Fujifilm user. For such a good focal range its not an overly big lens and balances well on the XT (single digit) and XH1 bodies.

It's pretty good, but....

By Rock
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I'll start this by saying I am much more of a prime person than someone who uses zoom lenses in general, and honestly I only bought this lens because I felt like I wanted to have one decent zoom lens for certain situations where I might need one, but I don't see myself using this lens all that much as opposed to the primes that I have. I think it's a really good lens, the reach is good, the 2.8 is good, but I think the auto focus is suspect. I have major problems with it, especially wide open, the lighting has to be perfect, otherwise it hunts all over the place, it is not reliable at all, but then again, I use manual focus most of the time as well. Overall, it's sharp, it's good, but as far as the auto focus, which I think is one of the most important things, it's completely unreliable. And I don't think that the stabilization really makes that much of a difference, in retrospect, I think I would have been better off buying something like the Sigma 18 to 50 F2.8, because even though it doesn't have stabilization, the size is much more appealing, and it is probably just as good in all other ways. I'd say this lens is certainly good, kinda heavy/big, especially with the a6400, and I remain a prime shooter most of the time. :-)

Great well rounded product

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

This is the bread and butter focal length for APS-C. And getting a constant f2.8 is really useful. With APS-C sensors you want to keep the ISO low, so speed helps. Furthermore it's harder to get subject isolation with APS-C so speed is key. Focus works as well as any native lens (which is excellent). The lens is sharp throughout, produces good colour and contrast. It close focuses and has OSS - great for a6000, a6100, a6300 and a6400 cameras without sensor shift. It's bigger than its peers is the only negative thing I can say - but this is to be expected as it's either substantially faster (than the 16-70, 18-135) or has OSS (vs. 16-55). I found the image quality to be better than the the Sony 16-70 (though I still like that lens) and quite a bit better than the Sony 18-135. It's a tad behind Sony's most excellent 16-55 (which is a true stunner at every f-stop and focal length). Put another way the Tamron is close to the Sigma trio (giving up f1.4 for zoom convenience and OSS). It's a good compromise at a good price. Highly recommended. Now get out there and shoot!

Good 4 photo, video w/ limits

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-23

I like the image and bokeh. When zooming, the lens needs to refocus. AF on an X-H2S is OK but not as confident as on the fuji 16-55 f2.8. I obviously appreciate the added zoom range compared to that lens. The AF is quite silent which is nice for video. The manual focus scale in the camera seems wrongly calibrated to show a much further distance (minor annoyance).

Absolutely fantastic!!!

By Angel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

Fantastic lens, specially for the price. It allows me to do more with just one camera (because of the reach and f2.8 max aperture). As a videographer/photographer I always relied on a second body with a longer lens in case I needed more reach right away. Now I can leave my second camera in the bag just as a backup! Used on my Fujifilm X-T4 as well as X-s10, and it worked perfectly. Yes, Fujis 16-80 has more reach and is marginally better, but it's max aperture of f4 limits the low light usage. On the other hand, Fujis venerable 16 - 55 is f2.8, but it lack stabilization, has way shorter reach and costs 50% more. To me this lens gives me the best of both at a very good price. It's a win-win-win!!!

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