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Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens (Sony E Mount)

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C E-Mount Only
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • Lens Type: ZOOM
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 177028

Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens (Sony E Mount)

£779.00

No used versions available

Product Details

Key Features:

  • World’s first high-speed standard zoom lens for APS-C cameras with the focal length range of 17-70mm 4.1x zoom ratio
  • Outstanding optical performance
  • Continuous f2.8 throughout the zoom range
  • Perfect for video
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 19cm
  • Portable and compact design
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • RXD system (Rapid eXtra-silent Stepping Drive)
  • Compatible with camera-specific features and functions
  • Weighs just 525g

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens 

The 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is Tamron's first high-speed zoom lens to be designed specifically for mirrorless cameras with APS-C size sensors. Featuring a maximum aperture of F2.8 across the entire zoom length and superb optical performance it is a small, lightweight lens that is also equipped with  VC (Vibration Compensation) to minimize camera shake. This VC mechanism leverages AI technology when shooting video. 

The lens is compatible with many of the features that Sony builds into its cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, has a Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating and a 67mm filter size.

World’s first high-speed standard zoom lens for APS-C cameras

The 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens has a focal length range of 17-70mm (25.5-105mm, 35mm equivalent) and is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio.

Outstanding optical performance

The lens is constructed of 16 elements in 12 groups. Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements and one hybrid aspherical lens element are precisely arranged to maintain high-resolution performance from edge to edge. At 70mm, a commonly used telephoto zoom focal length, the design delivers excellent resolution from edge-to-edge.

Minimum Focusing Distance of 19cm

The 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD zoom focuses close, down to 0.19m MOD (Minimum Object Distance). This is far superior to the performance achieved by conventional high-speed zoom lenses for APS-C cameras. In addition, the 0.39m MOD at the 70mm telephoto end ensures good close-range shooting performance allowing photographers to enjoy compelling close-up shots.

Portable and compact design

The 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD zoom measures a scant 119.3mm in length and 74.6mm in maximum diameter and weighs only 525g. This is remarkable for a lens with built-in VC image stabilization. When used with Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras, this zoom is nicely balanced and provides a comfortable user experience.

Perfect for video

The high-speed auto-focus is extremely quiet thanks to its RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor unit, allowing virtually noise-free, quiet operation for video and photos. Thanks to the exceedingly quiet AF, the lens can be used discreetly in concert halls and other situations that require low noise levels, and obviously for video recording.

The lens also features VC (Vibration Compensation) to minimize camera shake. This feature is available when the lens is used with cameras with or without in-body image stabilization. When shooting video, by leveraging AI technology, image stabilization performance improves compared to conventional models.

Moisture-Resistant Construction

The lens is resistant to fingerprints and dirt thanks to its Moisture-Resistant Construction and hydrophobic Fluorine Coating. Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to deter infiltration of moisture and/or raindrops. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

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