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New Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE full-frame mirrorless cameras

The new ultra wide-angle zoom lens features a compact and lightweight design.

At a weight of 420g and with an overall length of 99mm – with no barrel extension whilst focusing or zooming –  Tamron’s new lens lends itself well to photographers with limited space, such as those who travel often.

The 17-28mm RXD offers a large f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and delivers edge-to-edge high resolution and contrast. The lens combines ultra wide-angle focal length with a large, constant f/2.8 aperture, and has a minimum object distance of 19cm at the wide-angle end.

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The new lens’s autofocus drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor unit that enables high-speed, high-precision and quiet operation when shooting both still photography and video.

Additionally, the lens features a moisture-resistant construction with a hydrophobic fluorine coating to repel fingerprints, marks and dirt. The 17-28mm RXD is also fully compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

Specifications

  • Model: A046
  • Focal length: 17‐28mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 103°41′-75°23′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)
  • Optical construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum object distance: 0.19m (7.5 in) (WIDE) / 0.26m (10.2 in) (TELE)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.2 (WIDE) / 1:6 (TELE)
  • Filter size: φ67mm
  • Maximum diameter: φ73mm
  • Length*: 99mm (3.9in)
  • Weight: 420g (14.8oz)
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)**
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Standard accessories: lens hood, lens caps
  • Compatible mounts: Sony E-mount

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.

** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens is available from UK camera stockists with a suggested retail price of £899.99.

For more information, please visit Tamron’s website.

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