Announcement: Tamron 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD

The Tamron 03-2020mm F / 17 Di III-A VC RXD Model B70 lens was introduced on December 2.8, 070.

Tmaron 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Model B070

Tamron 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Model B070

Basic properties

  • Lens suitable for cropped Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • Tamron's second lens for Sony E APS-C (the first was Tamron 18-200 / 3.5-6.3 Di III VC 2011 for Sony E and Canon EF-M)
  • Di III-A, a new designation, refers to lenses designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor
  • Built image stabilizer Tamron vc
  • Relative aperture: 1: 2.8-1: 22 over the entire range of focal lengths
  • Focal length: 17-70 mm (EGF about 25.5-105mm)
  • Record-breaking 4.1X zoom among all other similar lenses
  • MDF: 19 centimeters by 17 mm, 39 centimeters by 70 mm
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 4.8 x 17mm, 1: 5.2 x 70mm
  • Optical design: 16 elements in 12 groups, including 2 cast aspherical elements, 1 hybrid aspherical element and 2 ED elements
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
  • Focusing with RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive)
  • Filter Diameter: 67 mm
  • Protected enclosure
  • Front lens protective enlightenment
  • Weight: 525 gram
  • Price: about 900 dollars. Prices for modern Tamron lenses are available look at this link


All Sony E-mount cameras with APS-C sensor

All Sony E lenses for APS-C

Fix Lenses:

  1. Sony 11 mm f/1.8 (announcement) [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  2. Sony 15 mm f / 1.4 G (announcement) [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  3. Sony 16 mm f/2.8 (overview) [2010, silver, AliExpress price]
  4. Sony 20 mm f/2.8 (announcement) [2013, silver, AliExpress price]
  5. Sony 24 mm f / 1.8 ZEISS ZA (overview) [2011, black]
  6. Sony 30 mm f / 3.5 MACRO (overview) [2011, silver, AliExpress price]
  7. Sony 35 mm f / 1.8 OSS (announcement) [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  8. Sony 50 mm f / 1.8 OSS (announcement) [2011, black/silver, AliExpress price]

Zoom Lenses:

  1. Sony 10-18 mm f / 4 OSS (announcement) [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  2. Sony 10-20 mm f / 4 G PZ (announcement) [2022, black, AliExpress price]
  3. Sony 16-50 mm f / 3.5-5.6 PZ OSS (overview) [2012, black/silver, AliExpress price]
  4. Sony 16-55 mm f / 2.8 G (overview) [2019, black, AliExpress price]
  5. Sony 16-70 mm f / 4 OSS ZEISS ZA (overview) [2013, black, AliExpress price]
  6. Sony 18-50 mm f/4-5.6 (overview) [2014, black]
  7. Sony 18-55 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS (overview) [2010, black/silver]
  8. Sony 18-105 mm f / 4 G PZ OSS (overview) [2013, black, AliExpress price]
  9. Sony 18-110 mm f / 4 G PZ OSS (announcement) [2016, black]
  10. Sony 18-135 mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS (overview) [2018, black, AliExpress price]
  11. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 OSS (overview) [2010, silver, AliExpress price]
  12. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 OSS LE (overview) [2012, black, AliExpress price]
  13. Sony 18-200 mm f / 3.5-6.3 PZ OSS (announcement) [2012, black]
  14. Sony 55-210 mm f / 4.5-6.3 OSS (announcement) [2011, black/silver, AliExpress price]
  15. Sony 70-350 mm f/4.5–6.3 G OSS (announcement) [2019, black, AliExpress price]

Third-party autofocus lenses for Sony E APS-C:

Many interesting manual solutions are provided by Chinese manufacturers and brands. 7Artisans, TTartisan, Meike, Neewer, PerGear, Kamlan, Brightin star, Mitakon Zhongyi, Venus laowaFujian, ARTRALABAstrHori other. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters are also interesting Viltrox Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X и Metabones Canon EF -> Sony E 0.71X... List of full-frame cameras and lenses Sony FE (Full Frame E) here

Materials on the topic

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 28, on the topic: Announcement: Tamron 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD

  • Eugene


  • Eugene

    On the trunk, the price in the region of 1000 bucks was announced.

  • Oleg

    One lens to rule the world. Welcome to crop Arkady

    • Arkady Shapoval

      This is equivalent to 26-105 / 4.2 (EGF 25.5-105 mm, equivalent aperture in terms of depth of field 4.2), and on the full frame there are already better solutions: Nikon 24-120 / 4 (both wide and longer), Canon / Sony / Panasonic 24 -105/4 (wider) and Tamron 35-150 / 2.8-4 (longer). But I want 24-105 / 2.8 for a full frame.

      • Oleg

        Well, in terms of depth of field, crop is always vicious.

        • Novel

          17-55 / 2.8 on a head crop. If you shoot people and stories, and not pistils with stamens, so that only the edge of the stamen is in focus. This is why 24-105 / 4 is so popular full frame. Well, up to 70, if I could catch up, it would be generally good, but not critical.

          There are very few plots for a thin grip (so that it is really beautiful, and don't look - how cleverly I sharpened the five millimeters of the mushroom cap).

          • Oleg

            come on, a half-length portrait itself will be 70 \ 2.8

          • Eugene

            Well, try a full-length group photo, but not in a studio: you will look for a background for half a day, not the fact that you will find it. Need even less grip, there is a lot of blur. You can always close the diaphragm, but open it ...

            • Novel

              What is considered a group portrait? If this is a photograph of members of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU in front of the official part or the graduation class on the doors of the school, you also need to hide behind so that the corner people do not swim as usual. And if this is some kind of artistic portrait for two or three people, then it is still better to shoot at 55 and 2.8 from a long distance than from 20 and 1.4 from a small one - it will pull everyone. Otherwise, you will "wash" all those outstretched arms and noses from the background and it will all be ugly distorted against the watercolor background.

            • Maksim

              Well, then try to look at the resulting photo. With blurry people in the background)))

        • Novel

          You even look at portraits at 1.8 and think - well, I would have covered myself, it’s very sad when, at half-turn, one eye is sharp and the other is not.

  • Pokemon

    Tamron already had something like this for a full shot:
    Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D
    The lens at the start in Japan cost about the same as Tokina 28-80 / 2.8 at one time (about 100.000JPY ~ 1000 $).
    There was also an older 35-105 / 2.8.
    Most of the owners scolded the non-working 2.8, the large weight and dimensions and the looseness of the case (over time). Many people advised buying a Tamron 28-75 / 2.8 (in reviews on Sony Club and other discussions of this lens)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There were two versions of them 176 and 276, there was a problematic alignment, if 28-105 came across a normal one, it was very interesting

  • koba

    I already refrain from writing a comment here, but I think that this lens will become a hit, I wonder, and others cannot produce such super-demanded characteristics?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      16-55 / 2,8 from Sony is wider, and 15mm at the long end is often not that critical. For DSLRs, there is a good Sigma 17-70 / 2.8-4 Contemporary OS.

      • Seladir

        Recently I learned that the latter becomes just the same great if you update the firmware on it, since the main problem disappears - focus misses. I rented a docking station for 60 UAH, I will flash x)

    • Pokemon

      Most likely yes, especially if Tamron makes it for other mounts (for example, for Fuji and new ones for Nikon / Canon).
      The idea is really good and something like that was not on the crop.
      Maybe Tamron will shake the old times and release something like a remake of his 28-105 / 2.8 for new mounts for FF.

  • Victor

    It seems that a new bestseller has appeared, if it will not be much inferior to its native models, so in general.

    • Oleg

      Well, I do not agree with Arkady, few people will notice the difference between 16 and 17 mm, but 70 \ 2.8 even on a crop is quite tasty, I think many will appreciate

      • Victor

        Exactly. 17 is quite enough, for super-latitude it is still something like 10-18, but portraits at 70 / 2.8 will already come out very tasty.

  • Victor

    Of course, it looks pretty monstrous on the carcass.

    It is clear that the characteristics are unique, but nevertheless ... :-(

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Not much more than a native TBU

      • Victor

        I am not in comparison with Sonya (which is still noticeably smaller - 19mm in length), but in general.

        Sonya does not have large crop carcasses, everything is in the 6000 series form factor.
        For example, at one time I had a set of d7100 with a 17-50 sigma (about 90 mm in length, three centimeters shorter than 17-70), and this set looked balanced, but here a small carcass and such a not small staff ... However, it will be most likely a matter of habit, but it is already difficult to shoot with one hand.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          That's why I use the a3500, for convenience

          • Victor

            She is already 7 years old soon, in addition, the model is initial, with all the consequences (especially for Sonya). I read the author's review of it.

            I can't know what the company's specialists are guided by in the development of new models, most likely, the bet is made either on amateurs (for whom the smaller the camera, the better, and they will still hang something like 16-50 on it), or videographers who will immediately place the camera in the cage, and overall convenience will not play any role there.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              full frame rate, where there is no problem

  • Pokemon

    Some of the first photos from the Tamron 17-70 / 2.8 + Sony a6400 bundle:
    (photo from Japanese blog Yaotomi Camera),f28diiiivc-murouji,snow.html

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