Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E

Model #A046

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Specifications

General Information

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
Expert Reviews
Camera labs.35058694
31 July 2019

The 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD is Tamron's second native lens designed specifically for Sony's full-frame mirrorless E-mount bodies. From my tests Tamron's 17-28mm seems to follow in the footsteps of their 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD standard zoom: it offers a constant f2.8 focal ratio, is sharp to very...

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    Constant f2.8 focal ratio., Small and light., Extensive weather sealing., Mostly very good image quality at longer distances., Very good black levels in contra-light situations., Very usable close-up performance., Less than half the price of Sony’s 16-35mm f2.8 GM., Reliable AF operation.

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    Not so sharp at closer distances outside the APS-C image circle., Very short working distance for close-up shooting., 1.6x zoom range is pretty limited and reaches only 28mm focal length, not 35mm., Nervous background Bokeh.

The digital picture.34755376
11 December 2019

I rarely suggest buying a specific camera brand so that a lens from a different manufacturer can be used but this is a scenario where that could make sense. I could justify selecting a Sony camera so that the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens could be used. This lens is an excellent value.

Digital camera world.35029809
31 October 2019

Cheap at half the price, the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD ultra-wide zoom with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture goes up against the likes of Sony’s G Master 16-35mm. It’s smaller, more lightweight, and beautifully balanced on an A7 or A9 camera body.

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    • Superb optical performance, • Fast and constant f/2.8 aperture, • Good weather-sealed build quality

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    • No optical stabilizer, • Narrower maximum viewing angle than a 16-35mm, • Less overall zoom range than a 16-35mm

User Reviews
Amazon.32817384
12 September 2019
10/10

waited a while for this one. It replaced my much less expensive, and much smaller Sony 28mm f/2, which I loved, but sometimes I wished it were wider. Well based on the reviews of the ever popular 28-75 2.8 by Tamron, I decided to get this lens, and it has basically been my everyday lens.

Amazon.32817384
3 January 2020
10/10

Amazing lens for my Sony A7III! Great for real estate photography, landscapes, and anything else you need an ultra-wide (but not fisheye) zoom lens for. Aperture is fast, autofocus works wonders, and the build quality is fantastic.

Amazon.32817384
6 November 2019
10/10

I love this lens as it's nicely price, light weight and takes colorful sharp images. You can focus up close on objects, I believe as close as 7 1/2 inches. I don't do too much video work, but I going to try it out on a my gimbal.

Amazon.32817384
8 August 2019
10/10

lighter and compact relatively cheap wide angel lens... if you need light gimbal lens I think it is the best option. pictures speak themselves...

Amazon.32817384
11 August 2019
10/10

This lens is great when paired with my Sony a7iii , very light weight and can be used with new gimbal from DJI Ronin SC.

Teds.34193780
29 January 2020
10/10

I bought this Lens from the Maroochydore store to be the wide end of my new Alpha 7 Mk3 . It has turned out to be a fine choice . I chose this lens over the more expensive 16mm -35mm Sony lens . It's constant 2.8 aperture and internal focusing being quite attractive .

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    Easy to use

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    Bulky

Amazon.32817384
4 December 2019
10/10

Utilisation pour photos de paysage et voyage.

Amazon.32817384
12 November 2019
10/10

The best performance, for a cheap and nice lens , And súper sharp

Amazon.32817384
4 November 2019
10/10

I’m a prime guy, and I own Zeiss fe primes and I’m definitely a pixel peeper lol (picky). Tamron 17-28 is an amazing lens, very sharp, great color and micro contrast. AF is very fast and silent as well. Renders beautiful images for sure. If you’re on the fence, just buy it, you won’t regret it.

Amazon.32817384
26 October 2019
4.0/10

I may have received a bad copy, i'm not sure. There were misses on the focus and it struggles in low light which is surprising since this opens up to 2.8. I can live with a 17mm instead of 16mm but the lack of range up to 35mm, in comparison to the Sony 16-35mm lens, is a big downside.

Product Highlights
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Constant f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • RXD Stepping AF Motor
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.5"
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Average Expert Score
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Average User Score
In The Box
  • Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E
  • SP Front Lens Cap (67mm) fcqerwvwxdcbetwdtre
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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