Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE full frame mirrorless cameras Announced
Tamron’s has unveiled a new 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD [Model A046] lens for use with Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, promising to deliver the benefits that come with fast F/2.8 aperture in ultra wide-angle zoom lenses, but housed a compact and lightweight frame that weighs just 420g and with a length of 99mm.
This compact size makes the new lens excellent for travel and lightweight for those covering substantial ground on foot.
The new 17-28mm RXD is said to be ideal for professional or enthusiast shooters and provides a wide F/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and promises to achieve edge-to-edge high-resolution and contrast to boot.
The combination of ultra wide-angle focal length, large constant F/2.8 aperture and a Minimum Object Distance [MOD] of 19cm at the wide-angle end boosts expressive and creative photography in a number of shooting scenarios.
The new 17-28mm zoom’s AF drive system is powered by the RXD [Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive] AF motor unit that allows it to produce high-speed, high-precision and quiet operation, making it suitable for shooting practically noise-free video as well as still images and is also fully compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
Pricing and availability
Available from UK camera stockists towards the end of July 2019
at and RRP of £899.99.