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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens For Sony E-Mount APS-C

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens For Sony E-Mount APS-C

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The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony E-mount is the first zoom lens for APS-C format cameras from Tamron

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  • Impressive optical performance from advanced optics with special glass from Tamron
  • Compact and lightweight design allows users to bring this lens anywhere, yet it provides a versatile focal range
  • Fast and near silent focus drive is suitable for video and stills with full Sony Af integration
  • Close focussing of 19cm let’s users compose wide angle images with creative viewpoints
  • Bright f/2.8 aperture and newly developed vibration control provides excellent low light performance for video and stills
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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Lens Summary

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony E-mount is the first zoom lens for APS-C  format cameras from Tamron. With a constant, fast aperture throughout the zoom range and Vibration Compensation, the lens performs well in low lighting conditions, allowing users to hand hold whatever subject they are capturing. An equivalent focal width of 25.5-105mm provides versatile shooting across multiple subjects from landscapes to portraits and everything in between.

The lens features a moisture resistant construction, Fluorine Coating and a common 67mm filter thread, the same as the Tamron series of lenses for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The 17-70mm is fully compatible with advanced Sony AF functionality, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

Highlight features

  • World’s first high speed standard zoom lens for APS-C sensor cameras with 4.1x zoom ratio
  • Excellent optical performance
  • Upgraded Ai-driven Vibration Control for video
  • 19cm close-focus distance at the wide end of the zoom
  • Highly portable and compact at 12cm long and 525g
  • Moisture resistance
  • Suitable for stills and video with Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive
  • Standard 5 year UK warranty

Lens sharpness is impressive thanks to 16 elements arranged in 12 groups. Special optics include two GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) lens elements and one hybrid aspherical lens element. Tamron has arranged these to maintain high-resolution performance from edge to edge as required by Sony sensors.

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Lens In More Detail

This Model B070 is the first f/2.8 fast zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio.

The design delivers excellent resolution from edge-to-edge at 70mm which is a commonly used telephoto zoom focal length.

Additional sophisticated algorithms have been optimised for this model and with the dedicated, independently operating MPU features combine to compensate for vibration most admirably. VC works whether the lens is used with cameras with or without in-body image stabilisation.

When used with Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras the zoom lens is nicely balanced and provides a comfortable user experience suited to extended shooting periods.

Lens mount seals and around other critical locations deter moisture and raindrops for a moisture-resistant construction.

The AF drive incorporates a sensor that accurately detects the position of the lens while the RXD motor unit delivers optimised AF control. This achieves fast and accurate AF operation and allows users to maintain tack sharp focus on continuously moving subjects Thanks to the exceedingly quiet AF the lens can be used discreetly in situations which require low noise levels, and for video recording.

Sony compatibility includes

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Eye AF
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
  • Camera-based lens unit firmware updates

View our full range of excellent Tamron lenses here.

What’s in the box:

  • Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens For Sony E-Mount APS-C
  • Flower-shaped hood
  • Lens caps

Optional accessories:

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens For Sony E Specifications

Focal Length

17-70mm (25.5-105mm equivalent in 35mm format)

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8

Angle of View (diagonal)

79° 55'-23° 00’(for APS-C mirrorless format)

Optical Construction

16 elements in 12 groups

Minimum Object Distance

0.19m (WIDE), 0.39m in (TELEPHOTO)

Maximum Magnification Ratio

1:4.8 (WIDE) / 1:5.2 (TELEPHOTO)

Filter Size

φ67mm

Maximum Diameter

φ74.6mm

Length

119.3mm

Weight

525g

Aperture Blades

9 (circular diaphragm)**

Minimum Aperture

f/16

Standard Accessories

Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps

Compatible Cameras

Sony E-mount APS-C format

The Tamron 17-70mm Di III-A VC RXD lens is the first standard zoom for Sony E-Mount APS-C cameras from Tamron and features a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the range and superb optical performance.

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Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 75
Length (mm): 120
Weight (g): 530
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 16
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 17 - 70 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 12
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 70
Maximum magnification: N/A
Maximum aperture (number): 2.8
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 17
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.2
Minimum aperture (number): N/A
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) elements and one hybrid aspherical lens element.
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Wide/Tele: N/A
Lens Level: N/A
Best For: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

Tamron continually impresses with high quality lenses for Sony at an affordable price point and the 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD continues in this vein. This is the first standard zoom lens Tamron has designed for APS-C sized Sony cameras and it is packed with features for serious enthusiast photographers and video makers. A ‘world first’ constant aperture is also impressive, particularly when coupled with full integration for Sony Eye and Face phase detect focus systems. This enables users to gain focus whilst hand-holding even as light levels fade, particularly as the new artificial intelligence vibration control provides effective anti-shake compensation.

The 17-70mm Di III-A VC RXD lens is also extremely compact and lightweight, perfectly suited to smaller mirrorless cameras. Anyone lucky enough to travel in the near future will certainly want to consider this lens as a versatile all-in-one high performance option. This lens will also impress pixel peepers and anyone who requires excellent quality right to the edges of the frame thanks to a slew of high quality glass elements. Additional water resistance will appeal to those working outdoors and Tamron’s five year guarantee shows how firmly they stand behind the quality of their optics.

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