Tamron Announces the Versatile Mid-Range 17-70mm f/2.8 Lens for FUJIFILM X


Tamron has just released a FUJIFILM X-mount version of its popular mid-range, wide-aperture zoom—the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens—which had been previously available only for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras. On the FUJIFILM X APS-C bodies, the camera sports a wide-to-telephoto 4.1x focal length range of 25.5-105mm and a constant wide f/2.8 aperture. This middle-range zoom is ideal for all sorts of general use, travel, portraiture, and street photography.

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

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

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens is packed with premium features that include the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor for quick and near-silent autofocus with full-time manual override capability. The minimum focus distance is a short 7.5" and the lens is designed to minimize focus breathing. Tamron's proven Vibration Compensation (VC) system helps steady the photographer's images when shutter speeds slow.

The 16-element-in-12-group optical design features two Glass Molded (GM) aspherical elements, a hybrid aspherical element, and two low-dispersion elements to increase sharpness, reduce chromatic aberrations, and prevent color fringing. A 9-bladed rounded diaphragm helps create pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Tamron's Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) Coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce occurrences of flare and ghosting.

The lens also features moisture-resistant construction for use in wet weather and a fluorine coating has been applied to the front element to protect it from dust, dirt, and smears.

As mentioned before, the Tamron's all-purpose focal length zoom range is ideal for many uses and the lens’s size lends itself to workhorse usage—lightweight and measuring 4.7" in length.

Are you excited to try out Tamron's new lens? Let us know in the Comments section, below.


As it says it does not support the x pro 1 i wonder what happens if you use it on that i would love a comment if someone tried it. 

Hey Jonas,

I did not notice that and find it odd. I wonder why that would be the case.

To all our readers: If you live in NYC and have an X-Pro1, please come to the store when it is in stock and give it a try! Let's get to the bottom of this mystery!

Thanks for reading, Jonas!...and may I suggest an X-Pro3? :)