Tamron has announced the launch of the 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD, an ideal zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount camera system based on the same lens announced for the Sony E-Mount camera system in January 2021.
The lens offers a 25.5-105mm full-frame equivalent field-of-view and is made up of 16 components in 12 groups, including two glass molded aspherical (GM) components and a hybrid aspherical component. It has a focal length of 19cm (7.5 “) at the wide end and 39cm (15.4”) at the tele end.
The lens is optically stabilized with a VC mechanism owned by Tamron, which works in conjunction with a dedicated microprocessor unit (MPU) to compensate for movement in stills and video shooting. Autofocus is riven through Tamron’s RXD stepping motor process.
Other features include a nine-blade circular aperture diaphragm, a 67mm front filter thread size and an aperture range of F22 to F2.8. The lens is also ‘moisture-resistant’ and the front material has a fluorine coating to keep dirt and debris away as much as possible.
The lens measures 74.6mm (2.9 “), is 12cm (4.7”) long and 530g (18.7 oz) in diameter.
Tamron’s 17–70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is expected to go on sale on July 8, 2022 at $ 799. However, Tamron notes that ‘due to the current global health crisis, the release date or delivery schedule may change.
TAMRON announces the world’s first launch1 Wide range 4.1x standard zoom lens for FUJIFILM X-mount
17-70mm F / 2.8 The III-A VC RXD (Model B070)
June 15, 2022, COMAC, NY – The Tamron 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070) has announced the launch of a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for the FUJIFILM X-Mount APS-C mirrorless camera. The lens is set to go on sale on July 8, 2022 at 799. However, due to the current global health crisis, release dates or product delivery schedules may change.
This new lens is the FUJIFILM X-mounted version of the 17-70mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070) that was released in January 2021 for the Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless camera. It has a maximum aperture of F2.8 across the full 4.1x zoom ratio which covers a range of focal lengths of 17-70 mm (full-frame equivalent of 25.5-105 mm) and great optical performance. It is a small, lightweight lens equipped with Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) method to reduce camera jitters. The VC mechanism uses AI technology when shooting videos.
It is equipped with a quiet RXD (Rapid Extra-Silent Stepping Drive) AF motor and has minimal focus breathing. These features enable videographers to shoot comfortably using a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. For added versatility, the 17-70mm F2.8 offers an exceptional MOD (minimum object distance) of 7.5 ”wide-angle edges, moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating. Its 67mm filter size is similar to most TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras. It is a very useful lens that provides high quality images for photography and videography with its fast F2.8 aperture.
1. The world’s first fast-aperture standard zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a range of 17-70 mm (4.1x zoom ratio) focal lengths
The model B070 has a focal length of 17-70mm, equivalent to 25.5-105mm on a full-frame camera. This is the world’s first F2.8 fast-aperture zoom lens for the APS-C mirrorless camera that achieves a 4.1x zoom ratio.
2. Outstanding optical performance
The optical construction of 17-70 mm F2.8 consists of 16 components in 12 groups. The two GM (glass molded aspherical) and a hybrid aspherical lens components are precisely arranged to maintain high-resolution performance from edge to edge.
3. VC mechanism is optimized for both still image and video shooting
Featuring VC process owned by 17-70mm F2.8 TAMRON. The extra sophisticated algorithms optimized for this model and a dedicated, independently operating MPU (microprocessor unit) all come together to provide excellent compensation for vibrations. This feature is available when the lens is used with cameras with or without in-body image stabilization. When shooting video, using AI technology, image stabilization is performed automatically for optimal compensation for different shooting situations.
4. Exceptional cool RXD stepping motor
Includes RXD stepping motor owned by 17-70mm F2.8 TAMRON. Significantly quieter, the lens facilitates photography and videography in situations where silence is required. From wide-angle to telephoto end-to-end zoom range support stress-free focusing, RXD technology enables camera focus tracking of moving objects to perform excellently.
5. Focus breathing
The 17-70mm F2.8 has minimal focus breathing, which is an undesirable phenomenon where the perspective changes depending on the focusing distance during videography. Through Focus Breathing Resistance, the 17-70mm F2.8 gives users the ability to fully express their creative intentions.
6. Wide-angle end close focusing MOD only 7.5 ”
7. A highly portable compact design
8. Moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating provide extra protection
1 Interchangeable F2.8 standard zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras (May, 2022: TAMRON)
2 Di III-A: APS-C format for mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera
|The main specification|
|Lens type||Convex mirror|
|Maximum format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focus length||17-70 Mm|
|Image stable||Yes (Vibration Compensation (VC))|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X, Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Aperture note||Round diaphragm|
|Special material / cover||Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) components and one hybrid aspherical lens component.|
|Minimal focus||0.20 M (3.2A)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||530 g (1.17 Pound)|
|Diameter||75 Mm (2.94)A)|
|Length||12 Mm (0.46)A)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (internal)|
|Filter thread||67 Mm|