Tamron launches the $900 17-28mm f/2.8 for Sony E-mount

Jul 1, 2019

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Tamron launches the $900 17-28mm f/2.8 for Sony E-mount

Jul 1, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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After a rumor going around earlier this year, a new Tamron lens for Sony E-mount is now here. Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD has finally been officially announced, and it’s available for preorders.

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is designed for full frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Of course, you can use it with APS-C models too and get the 25.5-42mm equivalent focal length. This is the company’s second zoom for the Sony E-mount, and it will be a nice addition to the very popular 28-75mm f/2.8. Let’s see the full specs:

Focal Length 17 to 28mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 103° 41′ to 75° 23′
Maximum Magnification 0.1923 to 0.1666x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:5.2
Minimum Focus Distance 7.48″ / 19 cm
Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.87 x 3.90″ / 73 x 99 mm
Weight 14.82 oz / 420 g

The previously announced Tamron 28-75mm. f/2.8 Di RXD was pretty popular last year after launch. As a matter of fact, Tamron reportedly couldn’t keep up with the demand due to the high demand. I haven’t had the chance to try it out, but I played with some other Tamron zoom lenses and they’re pretty neat! So I guess we’re about to see if the new 17-28mm f/2.8 is going to reach the same level of popularity like the 28-75mm. f/2.8.

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 is available for preorders for $899, and the shipping starts on 26 July 2019.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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