We’re all accustomed to hauling around heavy lenses. Today, Tamron made our lives a little easier with the announcement of a little lens: the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD. This tiny, ultra-wide-angle model was made with Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras in mind. 

You can pre-order this lens now and it will officially be available on July 25, 2019 for $899.00.

Specs | What sets the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 apart?

Apart from its overall quality (we’ll get there in a second), this lens is notable because of its size. The model A046 features a surprising filter diameter of Ø67mm. It’s also the lightest large aperture, wide-angle zoom lens in its class. The 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD’s compact body is only 3.9 in. long and weighs 14.8 oz.


As mentioned above, this lens is a large aperture, ultra-wide-angle model; Tamron created it for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. In addition to its small stature, it has excellent image quality—it utilizes camera body compensation to get a high MTF performance. It also boasts 7.5” minimum object shooting distance.

In terms of construction, the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 has a protective fluorine coating on its glass elements as well as a moisture-resistant construction. This lens also comes complete with an RXD stepping motor to keep it quick and quiet.

That sums up our first look at the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8! Keep an eye out for more info and pre-order yours here.


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