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

May 10, 2021

By Tamron (Sponsored)

© David Patino

Tech editor David Patino unboxes the world’s first Sony E-mount Tamron lens with a 17-70mm focal length.

Learn more about this versatile all-around Tamron lens for landscapes, portraits and street photography that can maintain its maximum aperture of f/2.8 across the entire zoom range, so you can enjoy a shallower depth of field at every focal length. It has nine aperture blades that should deliver rounded bokeh and it stops down to f/22.

With the 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens, you get Tamron’s Vibration Compensation image stabilization system, so you can have more confidence shooting handheld, slowing down the shutter or shooting video. Another great benefit of Tamron’s VC is that it uses artificial intelligence to improve stabilization, especially when shooting hand-held video. That means you’ll enjoy smooth stabilization even when shooting hand-held, no gimbal required—perfect for the run and gun content creators out there.

Sony fans are probably wondering if this lens supports some of the company’s cool autofocusing technology like Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. And the answer is yes—yes it does. In fact, it also supports in camera lens corrections and firmware updates, too. And speaking of autofocus, this 17-70mm uses Tamron’s RXD stepping motor to drive fast, quiet autofocusing during still or video shooting.

It has a nice, smooth focus ring and if you own other Tamron mirrorless lenses you’ll like this—the 17-70mm takes 67mm filters, the same size as other lenses in Tamron’s mirrorless lineup. That means no fumbling for the right cap when switching lenses and no need to buy new filters.

It’s pretty light on the wallet too, coming in just under $800. Watch the unboxing video to see what it can do in the real world.

To learn more about the complete Tamron E-Mount line for Sony mirrorless systems, visit: tamron-usa.com/product/e-mount.