Next month will see the release of Tamron’s popular 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A2 VC RXD fast standard zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras.

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A2 VC RXD (Model B070)  shown on a Fujifilm X-mount camera. (Source: Tamron.)

The new lens is the Fujifilm version of the 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070), which was released on January 14, 2021 for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. This lens features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and a 4.1x zoom ratio that covers the equivalent of 25.5-105mm in 35mm format. This small, lightweight lens is equipped with a VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism to suppress camera shake. Its optical design consists of 16 elements in 12 groups and includes two GM (Glass Moulded) aspherical and one hybrid aspherical elements to maintain high resolution from edge to edge. A nine-bladed iris diaphragm creates a circular aperture for attractive bokeh.

It also boasts a quiet RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) AF motor and has minimal focus breathing, making it ideal for shooting video. This lens has a minimum focus of 19 cm at 17mm as well as moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating on the front element to make it easy to keep clean. Like most Tamron lenses in its class, it accepts 67 mm filters. It weighs 530 grams and comes with a petal-shaped lens hood. The local RRP is AU$1449. Click here for more information.