Tamron Launches a 17-70mm f/2.8 for Fujifilm X-Mount


Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD

Tamron has introduced what it’s calling the world’s first wide selection 4.1x customary zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the brand new 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD.

The lens is an X-mount model of the corporate’s 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD that was launched in January for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras and options an f/2.8 fixed aperture throughout the whole zoom ratio. The lens, which has a full-frame equal of 25.5-105mm, guarantees very good optical efficiency and light-weight weight that additionally has Tamron’s built-in Vibration Compensation (VC) expertise that reduces digicam shake.

Tamron says the VC mechanism leverages synthetic intelligence expertise when used to seize video, although the corporate didn’t elaborate. Tamron made the identical declare with the primary iteration of the lens for Sony cameras and on the time additionally didn’t clarify what the AI declare meant or what it offered to shooters.

The 17-70mm f/2.8 can be geared up with the quiet RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor and the corporate says it reveals minimal focus respiration. Tamron positions all three of those options as significantly helpful for video seize. That focusing motor is suitable with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, though this time Tamron doesn’t make any particular claims concerning the assist for Fujifilm focusing options.

17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD

The 17-70mm f/2.8 is constructed of 16 components in 12 teams together with two glass-molded aspherical components and one hybrid aspherical aspect to take care of what the corporate guarantees is “high-resolution efficiency from edge to edge.” It additionally options an aperture vary of f/2.8 by means of f/22 through a nine-bladed round diaphragm. It has a minimal focusing distance of seven.5-inches on the wide-angle finish and 15.4 inches on the zoomed 70mm finish, a moisture-resistant development, and a fluorine coating. The 67mm entrance filter measurement is similar as most of Tamron’s mirrorless lenses, which makes sharing filters simpler.

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for Fujifilm X-mount cameras is scheduled to be out there on July 8, 2022 for $799 — the very same worth because the Sony E-mount model of the optic — though the corporate says that as a result of present international well being disaster, the discharge date or product provide schedule may change.


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