Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for Sony up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing ( check here for the current lowest price ).

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.

According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.

It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.

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

  • 17-70mm Focal length ( 25.5mm-105mm )
  • F2.8 constant aperture
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements
  • One hybrid aspherical lens element
  • 0.19m ( Wide ) / 0.39m ( Tele-photo ) Close focusing capability
  • Weight: 525g
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Fast Hybrid AF support
  • Eye AF support
  • 67mm Filter size
  • 9 Aperture blades
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Flower-shaped hood
  • Lens caps

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