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

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

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With a versatile focal range and constant f/4 aperture, the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E is ideal for a variety of photography subjects from landscapes to portraits, as well as for video recording.


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  • Compact and portable ultra wide angle to standard zoom lens capable of capturing beautiful stills and video
  • Effective optical design renders high resolution, clarity and sharpness across the entire zoom range
  • Close minimum focus distance and a high maximum magnification provide the flexibility to shoot dynamic scenes
  • Supports outdoor creators through a moisture resistant construction and Fluorine coated front and rear elements
  • VXD linear motor focus mechanism delivers confident AF with near silent operation to support video recording
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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E Summary

Designed for full-frame (FE) Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E expands the line-up as the world’s first lens, which covers an ultra wide angle through to standard focal width. Tamron is known for creating unique lenses for Sony E mount and the A068 model follows this trend, with a zoom range capable of capturing stunning landscape photos, through to architecture and portraits, as well as everyday snapshots.

It boasts a close minimum focus distance with high magnification, enabling you to capture large details and engaging compositions right across its impressive zoom reach. What’s more, the constant f/4 aperture throughout the whole range makes the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens ideal not just for stills, but also for video shooting.

Despite an impressive zoom range, the lens weighs just 460g and measures 114.4mm long, maintaining this length and centre of balance while zooming thanks to the internal zoom mechanism. This is ideal for capturing movies whilst using a gimbal stabiliser as the weight won’t shift and require rebalancing.

For durability in open air environments the portable 17-50mm f/4 lens includes a moisture resistant construction and Fluorine Coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces. This ensures outdoor photographers can embrace the weather and capture decisive shots, even during inclement conditions.

Key Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens Features

  • World’s first ultra wide to standard zoom lens of this type
  • Advanced optical design with impressive performance at all focal lengths
  • Includes LD, GM and hybrid aspherical lens elements
  • Close 0.19m (wide) and 0.3m (tele) minimum object distance
  • High maximum magnification of 1:46 (wide) and 1:38 (tele)
  • Fast and precise AF from the VXD linear motor focus mechanism
  • Fixed barrel length and internal zoom mechanism
  • 9-bladed circular aperture
  • Compatible with Tamron Lens Utility
  • BBAR-G2 Coating (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) for reduced ghost and flare
  • Moisture resistant construction
  • Fluorine Coating on front and rear surfaces
  • Compact 67mm filter thread
  • 460g weight

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E in More Detail

Advanced Tamron optics for brilliant results

The lens construction consists of 15 elements in 13 groups, including three LD (Low Dispersion), one GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) and two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements. This designs helps to effectively suppress chromatic and other aberrations, while resolving power remains high across the entire frame.

Results across the frame are clear and sharp, and you can achieve smooth out of focus areas within the image thanks to the f/4 aperture and circular 9-bladed diaphragm.

Fast and precise AF

The AF drive utilises Tamron’s proprietary VXD linear motor focus mechanism (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), combining high speed with precision, allowing you to achieve fast and accurate focus.

Close minimum focus distance

Shooting at close distances provides additional versatility to capture dynamic compositions and frame-filling details while using the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E. When shooting at the wide end of the zoom range you can capture images as close as 0.19m, which increases to just 0.3m at the tele end. What’s more, the maximum magnification ratio is 1:46 at the wide end, expanding the possibilities for expression with just a single lens.

Tamron Lens Utility™ software compatibility

The in-house developed Tamron Lens Utility lets users change lens settings, assign camera body functions and update firmware when required. Users can also customise functions for various stills photography and videography styles with the Lens Utility, for a more personalised shooting experience.

Compact and portable design

Thanks to its compact dimensions and lightweight construction the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 lens for Sony cameras is a highly portable zoom, which you can bring on all of your adventures. Additionally, it features a compact 67mm filter thread, enabling you to utilise cost-effective lens filters for different shooting situations. This is ideal whether you need a circular polarising filter to reduce glare during landscape photography, or a variable ND filter for video recording.

Made for field work

With a Fluorine coating on the front and rear elements, moisture resistant construction and BBAR-G27 Coating, the 17-50mm f/4 lens is ready for outdoor adventures. The fluorine coatings help reduce maintenance with easy-clean, contaminant repellant surfaces, while Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2 coatings reduce flare and ghosting, helping to maintain contrast and image quality, even while shooting in backlit environments.

What’s in the box

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E Mount full-frame cameras
  • Flower shaped lens hood
  • Lens caps
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Constant Aperture: Yes
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Focal length: 17-50 mm
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Maximum focal length: 50
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Minimum focal length: 17
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Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: Yes
Best For Fashion and Portrait: N/A
Best For Macro and Still Life: Yes
Best For Astro: N/A
Best For Street: Yes
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
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Our Verdict

The world’s first wide to standard 17-50mm zoom lens combines Tamron’s lightweight design ethos with high quality optics, for brilliant results on full-frame Sony cameras. The zoom range is effective for specific subjects encompassing landscape photography, city and interiors, as well as covering a standard field of view suited to portraits, everyday snapshots and much more besides.

This makes for a particularly versatile zoom option, especially when taking into account the high magnification and close minimum object distances at both the wide and tele end of the zoom range. Thanks to these characteristics you can capture dynamic compositions of broad ranging subjects from near to far, with excellent results for both stills photography and videography. Video creators are supported by a gimbal-friendly design with fixed barrel length and internal zoom mechanism, which maintain the lens’ proportions and weight distribution.

As is typical for Tamron lenses, the 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD benefits from a moisture resistant construction as well as front and rear lens coatings to reduce contaminants. This model also features the latest BBAR-G2 Coating to effectively suppress lens flare and ghosting, ensuring you can capture the decisive shot, even when it’s raining, in snowy or dusty environments.

Having just released the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens for Sony days before, the arrival of this Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E was a welcome surprise. It gives Sony creators plenty to think about when choosing their next zoom lenses for stills and video content creation.

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Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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