Tamron Announces Compact and Lightweight 17-28mm F/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras

Availability: Starting end of July.
Price: $899

The new 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) is a large aperture, ultra wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Model A046 features a filter diameter of 67mm (astonishingly small for a full-frame, large aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom lens) as well as an unprecedented light weight of 14.8 oz. and diminutive length of 3.9 in. The compact size provides excellent balance on the small profile mirrorless cameras and is easy to carry. The lens offers a large F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and delivers high-resolution and contrast edge-to-edge. The combination of ultra-wide-angle focal length, large constant F/2.8 aperture and an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.5 in. at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios. The new 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) provides a versatile, exciting combination when paired with the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036).

For additional information on this new lens, we’ve reproduced the Tamron news release below:

Tamron Announces a Large Aperture, Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras that is Extremely Compact and Lightweight with a Filter Diameter of 67mm 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)

June 28, 2019, Commack, NY – Tamron announces the launch of the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046), a large aperture, ultra-wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Model A046 features a filter diameter of Ø67mm (astonishingly small for a full-frame, large aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens) as well as an unprecedented light weight of 14.8 oz. and diminutive length of 3.9 in. The compact size provides excellent balance on the small profile mirrorless cameras and is easy to carry. The lens will be available July 25 at approximately $899 at authorized Tamron USA retailers.

The Model A046 offers a large F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and delivers high-resolution and contrast edge-to-edge. The combination of ultra-wide-angle focal length, large constant F/2.8 aperture and an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.5 in. at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios. The new 17-28mm zoom’s AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit that enables it to deliver high-speed, high-precision and superbly quiet operation, making it suitable for shooting virtually noise-free video as well as still photographs. In addition, the new zoom lens features Moisture-Resistant Construction and a hydrophobic Fluorine Coating that repels fingerprints and dirt. Plus, the Model A046 is fully compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. High performance, combined with exceptional portability, make the 17-28mm zoom ideal for daily use.


SPECIFICATIONS
Model: A046
Focal Length: 17-28mm
Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal): 103°41′-75°23’  (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Object Distance: 7.5 in (WIDE) / 10.2 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:5.2 (WIDE) / 1:6 (TELE)
Filter Size: Ø67mm
Maximum Diameter: Ø73mm
Length*: 3.9 in.
Weight: 14.8 oz.
Aperture Blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Standard Accessories: Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts: Sony E-mount

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