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Tamron publicizes 17-70mm f/2.8, the world’s first wide selection 4.1x normal zoom lens for Fuji X


Tamron has introduced the 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD, a fast-aperture normal zoom lens for Fuji X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With the quick(ish) aperture and the 25.5-105mm-equivalent focal size vary, Tamron markets it as “the world’s first wide selection 4.1x normal zoom lens.” For Fuji X at the very least. So, let’s soar proper in and see what this lens has to supply.

If the lens sounds acquainted, that’s as a result of it’s. The identical lens was already introduced in 2020, just for Sony E-mount. This time, the Fuji X-mount has joined the household.

On the subject of the construct, the Tamron 17-70mm f72.8 is constructed from 16 components in 12 teams. It incorporates two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens components which ought to contribute to high-resolution efficiency from edge to edge. It has a 9-blade spherical aperture, and it’s a reasonably compact lens contemplating the variety of components and the focal size vary. It weighs just below 250g (8.7 oz). It’s moisture-resistant and it options fluorine coating for further safety.

The lens can be geared up with VC (vibration compensation) mechanism optimized for each stills and video. This characteristic is accessible when the lens is used with cameras with or with out in-body picture stabilization. When capturing video, picture stabilization depends on AI and performs mechanically to finest compensate for various capturing conditions.

As for the focusing options, the 17-70mm f/2.8 packs Tamron’s proprietary RXD stepping motor. the corporate guarantees quiet focusing operation, so the lens is appropriate for video simply as it’s for images. Talking of video, Tamron guarantees minimal focus respiration with this lens.

Listed below are the specs and some extra product photographs:

Focal Size 17 to 70mm (35mm Equal Focal Size: 25.5 to 105mm)
Most Aperture f/2.8
Minimal Aperture f/16
Lens Mount FUJIFILM X
Lens Format Protection APS-C
Angle of View 79° 55′ to 23° 0′
Minimal Focus Distance 7.5″ / 19 cm
Most Magnification 0.21x
Optical Design 16 Components in 12 Teams
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Kind Autofocus
Picture Stabilization Sure
Filter Measurement 67 mm (Entrance)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.9 x 4.7″ / 74.6 x 119.3 mm
Size at Most Extension 5.77″ / 146.5 mm
Weight 8.7 oz

The Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 is already out there for preorders on the value of $799. It’s scheduled to be on sale on 8 July 2022, however Tamron warns that the schedule may nonetheless change as a result of present international well being disaster.



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