Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Overview

Announced Dec 3, 2020 •
Zoom lens | Sony E | B070
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Announced Dec 3, 2020

Manufacturer description: The 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 VC RXD is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With a focal length range of 17-70mm (a full-frame equivalent of 25.5- 105mm), it's the world's first F2.8 standard zoom lens with a 4.1x zoom ratio for APS-C cameras (as of December 2020). The 17-70mm includes Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation). Additionally, this lens focuses very close. It features an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end and 0.39m (15.4 in) at the telephoto end.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 17–70 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Sony E
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.19 m (7.48)
Max magnification 0.21×
Weight 525 g (1.16 lb)
Length 119 mm (4.69)

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Our review

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD continues the company's tradition of combining optical versatility with great value. A wide zoom range makes this lens great for travel, and it's bright enough to blur backgrounds and snap sharp nighttime photos, thanks also to its vibration compensation. Sharpness and autofocus are excellent, while bokeh, distortion, flare and color fringing could be improved.

Good for: Those seeking a great walk-around, travel, or general purpose lens. Videographers.

Not so good for: Pros and advanced amateurs aiming for the absolute best image quality.

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