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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E)

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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | Constant Max Aperture: f/4
  • Ultra-Wide to Normal Zoom Lens
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Internal Zoom & Focus
The Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens suits both video and photo needs with a unique focal length range that includes an ultra-wide 17mm position that's perfect for broad fields of view as well as for interior settings, architectural subjects, and even when recording vlogs at arm's length. The range extends to 50mm, offering a normal-length field of view, that suits portraits and tighter perspective of everyday subjects. Also, it has impressive close-up performance, with a 7.5" minimum focusing distance at the wide end and 11.8" on the long end, for working with nearby subjects. This flexible range is backed by a constant f/4 maximum aperture that helps prioritize portability and make this an ideal walkaround lens.
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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Overview

The Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens suits both video and photo needs with a unique focal length range that includes an ultra-wide 17mm position that's perfect for broad fields of view as well as for interior settings, architectural subjects, and even when recording vlogs at arm's length. The range extends to 50mm, offering a normal-length field of view, that suits portraits and tighter perspective of everyday subjects. Also, it has impressive close-up performance, with a 7.5" minimum focusing distance at the wide end and 11.8" on the long end, for working with nearby subjects. This flexible range is backed by a constant f/4 maximum aperture that helps prioritize portability and make this an ideal walkaround lens.

The lens design is also well-suited to multimedia use with the inclusion of a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor for quick and quiet autofocus performance. The lens also has an internal zoom and internal focus design, meaning the overall length doesn't change during use for more intuitive handling that is easy to balance when working with a gimbal stabilizer.

Additionally, in terms of physical design, the 17-50mm has a moisture-resistant design with a front fluorine coating that makes cleaning simple and straightforward. It uses 67mm filters, just like most other Tamron mirrorless lenses, and it's also compatible with the Tamron Lens Utility software for fine-tuning lens performance to suit your needs.

UPC: 725211680017

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
17 to 50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance
7.5" / 19 cm
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.2 x 6.3 x 4.8"

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Reviews

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Is the software Mac compatible?

Is the software Mac compatible?
Asked by: Todd
The Tamron Lens Utility software that is compatible with the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E) is not Mac compatible.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2024-01-13

Does it have AF/MF switch and a programmable ...

Does it have AF/MF switch and a programmable focus hold button?
Asked by: Anthony
You can actually use the button for a (different) variety of things by programming it with Tamron's utility instead of the body, including AF/MF.
Answered by: Francisco
Date published: 2024-02-09

I'd like to use this on the Ronin 4D, what is the ...

I'd like to use this on the Ronin 4D, what is the weight of the lens?
Asked by: Joseph
The Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E) weighs 16.02oz.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-04

Minimum Focus Distance 7.5" / 19 cm at what focal ...

Minimum Focus Distance 7.5" / 19 cm at what focal length?
Asked by: Erik
The minimum focusing distances based on focal length for the Tamron 17-50mm F4 are 19cm at 17mm, and 30cm at 50mm.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2023-11-04

what type of cable do I use for firmware updates? ...

what type of cable do I use for firmware updates? Model A067 & A068
Asked by: kathy
Depending on what USB input your computer accepts, you can use either the Pearstone USB 2.0 Type-C Charge & Sync Cable (6', Black), B&H # PEUSB5CMCM6 or the Pearstone USB-C 3.1 to USB-A Charge & Sync Cable (3'), B&H # PEUSB313CMA3 for firmware updates.
Answered by: Marvin C
Date published: 2023-10-26
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