Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE full frame mirrorless cameras Announced - PhotoBite

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

Simon Skinner - 5 months ago

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.

NEW Tamron 17-28mm RXD Sony FE Lens
The new NEW 17-28mm RXD Sony FE Lens from Tamron.

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.

NEW Tamron 17-28mm RXD Sony FE Lens 2

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.

NEW Tamron 17-28mm RXD Sony FE Lens 3

Pricing and availability

Available from UK camera stockists towards the end of July 2019
at and RRP of £899.99.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.