Championing versatility with a dynamic new lens for content creators, Tamron has announced the development of the 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD, an ultra-wide-angle zoom for full-frame Sony E cameras, which is expected to be available later this fall.
This lens suits video and photo needs with a unique focal length range that includes an ultra-wide 17mm position that’s perfect for broad fields of view as well as for interior settings, architectural subjects, and even when recording vlogs at arm’s length. The range extends to 50mm, offering a normal-length field of view that suits portraits and tighter perspectives of everyday subjects. Also, it displays impressive close-up performance, with a 7.5" minimum focusing distance at the wide end and 11.8" on the long end, for working with nearby subjects. This flexible range is backed by a constant f/4 maximum aperture that helps prioritize portability and make this an ideal walkabout lens.
The lens is also well suited to multimedia use with the inclusion of a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor for quick and quiet autofocus performance. This lens also has been constructed with an internal zoom and internal focus arrangement, meaning the overall length doesn’t change during use for more intuitive handling that is easy to balance when working with a gimbal stabilizer.
Additionally, in terms of physical design, the 17-50mm is moisture-resistant, with a front fluorine coating that makes cleaning simple and straightforward. It uses 67mm filters, just like most other Tamron mirrorless lenses, and it’s also compatible with the Tamron Lens Utility software for fine-tuning lens performance to suit your needs.
For more information about this forthcoming lens, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.