Tamron launched 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, a ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras

Tamron Co., Ltd. a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, launched the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) on June 28, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. A large aperture, ultra wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Model A046 features a filter diameter of 67mm with an light weight of 420g and length of 99mm. The compact size supplies great balance on the small profile mirrorless cameras and is easy to carry. It also offers a large F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and results a high-resolution and contrast. The mixture of ultra wide-angle focal length, large constant F/2.8 aperture and an closer focus ditance of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end will results in great 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 and 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 portability, makes the 17-28mm zoom ideal for daily use.