Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 & 70-180mm F2.8 APS-C Pro Zoom Kit

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  • Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C)
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 25.5-105mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • BBAR and Fluorine Coatings
  • RXD Stepping AF Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Constant F/2.8 aperture across entire zoom range
  • Six Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • VXD linear motor focus mechanism
  • 0.85m (33.5″) close focusing
  • 67mm filter thread
  • Moisture-resistant construction, fluorine coating & zoom lock switch

Combine two of Tamron's popular bright constant aperture lenses, the Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) and the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE, for a constant f2.8 across the main lens kit of your Sony Mirrorless camera.

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 & 70-180mm F2.8 APS-C Pro Zoom Kit for Sony gives you flexible control over depth of field for nicely blurred backgrounds and since the maximum aperture is constant you don't need to worry to much when zooming and filming. Both lenses will allow you to open up for the maximum amount of light on the wide-end without having to stop down just in case you have to zoom in later - there is nothing worse than having to redo your whole exposure every time you zoom while filming. As a plus these two lenses are among the best zoom options if you are looking for the best image quality out of you Sony Mirrorless Camera.

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Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C)

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is a large aperture everyday zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras offering a broad zoom range, excellent image quality and versatile F2.8 maximum aperture across the whole zoom range. This lens focuses very close, featuring a minimum object distance of 0.19m at the wide-angle and 0.39m at the telephoto end for expressive images with highly blurred backgrounds. The small and lightweight design also includes Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) which utilises AI technology when shooting video for stable footage.

Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) features Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating and a φ67mm filter size – the same as the Tamron series of lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Compatible with many of the features that Sony builds into its cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, the lens is the ideal everyday zoom lens for a multitude of situations. It is a highly practical lens that enables photographers to attain high image quality while enjoying the benefits of the large F2.8 aperture.


Key Features of the Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C)

  • Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
  • Two moulded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to correct distortion and spherical aberrations to achieve a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Two LD (Low Dispersion) elements greatly reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to realize improved clarity and colour accuracy.
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and colour fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) autofocus motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. This focusing system also offers a minimum focusing distance of just 19cm and a 1:4.8 maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects. Full-time manual focus override is also possible, and it is compatible with Sony's Direct Manual Focus function or fine-tuned manual control.
  • VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Outstanding optical performance

With a focal length range of 17-70mm, equivalent to 25.5-105mm on full-frame cameras. The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio.

The optical construction of the new 17-70mm F2.8 is equally impressive and features 16 elements in 12 groups. Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements and one hybrid aspherical lens element are precisely arranged to maintain high-resolution performance from edge to edge.

  • 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Two moulded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element corrects distortion and spherical aberrations.
  • Two LD (Low Dispersion) elements greatly reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting.
  • Focuses down to 0.19m MOD (Minimum Object Distance) at the 17mm wide-angle and 0.39m (15.4 in) MOD at the 70mm telephoto, ensuring good close-range shooting performance for compelling close-up shots.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Vibration Compensation (VC) for worry-free still photography and video capture

The Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) utilizes highly regarded VC image stabilisation to maximize the optical performance of the lens when shooting handheld by effectively compensating camera shake. When shooting video, image stabilisation is further improved by leveraging AI technology compared to more conventional modes of stabilisation.

RXD Stepping Motor for Precise Autofocus

The AF drive incorporates an RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit. The RXD actuator is able to precisely control the rotational angle of the motor, allowing it to drive the focusing lens directly without the use of a reduction gear. Additionally, a dedicated sensor senses the position of the lens to a high degree of accuracy - enabling both high-speed and precise AF which allows to maintain razor-sharp focus when shooting moving subjects or filming video.

  • RXD motor with a direct drive of the focusing element for precise control
  • Position sensor that detects the lens position for better tracking AF

Built with Sony Mirrorless Cameras in Mind

The new Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C) is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to Sony Mirrorless cameras. This includes:

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Eye Af
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera Lens Correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
  • Camera-based lens unit firmware updates

A highly portable compact design

The 17-70mm F2.8 zoom measures a scant 119.3mm (4.7 in) in length and 74.6mm in maximum diameter and weighs only 525g (18.5 oz). This is remarkable for a lens with built-in VC image stabilization. When used with Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras, this zoom is nicely balanced and provides a comfortable user experience.

  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.

Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE

Developed under the concept of creating more user-friendly large aperture zoom lenses, the new Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE offers just that. This lens features a compact and lightweight design while bringing the creative freedom of a large f/2.8 aperture to the discerning photographer. Its very short 0.85m (33.5 in) MOD (Minimum Object Distance) expands overall versatility. The 70-180MM F2.8 Di III VXD Sony FE sports the same 67mm filter threads as the rest of Tamron's "Dream Team" high-speed zoom lenses - a key advantage of this series is their portability and bright apertures. Currently, this series includes lenses such as the ultra-wide 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III VXD and the high-performance standard zoom 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD.

Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, this lens provides users with complete portrait to telephoto lens range coverage, spaning a useful short-telephoto to mid-telephoto range. Its optical construction includes several special lens elements for overall superb imaging performance. Among them are, low dispersion and aspherical elements used to correct a variety of aberrations and a BBAR-G2 coating to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast and colour accuracy expected of Tamron lenses.

The lens utilizes Tamron’s newly developed VXD (Voice coil eXtreme torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, which delivers notably fast, accurate, and quiet focusing performance. Not only is the autofocus drive quieter and quicker than ever before, but full-time manual focus control is also available. Additionally, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far.

Other features that support a great shooting experience include Moisture-Resistant Construction for added weather protection and Fluorine Coating for easy maintenance - enabling shooting in most conditions and protection against fingerprints and smudging. In addition, the 70-180mm F/2.8 is fully compatible with various mirrorless camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.


Key Features of the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE

  • Minimum Object Distance of just 0.85m across the entire zoom range for powerful close-ups.
  • VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear focus motor mechanism with two motor units offers stunningly fast and accurate auto-focusing for both stills and video applications.
  • Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
  • Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent brightness throughout the zoom range.
  • For improved clarity and colour accuracy, the lens uses six low dispersion elements, including both XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) designs, to greatly reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.
  • Ensuring high sharpness and accurate rendering throughout the zoom range. Three aspherical elements, including both glass-moulded and hybrid types, reduce spherical aberrations and distortions.
  • BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating applied to individual elements suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and colour fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • The two VXD units work in conjunction with a floating elements system to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
  • A moisture-resistant construction allows use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
  • A zoom lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.

VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism | Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive

Tamron’s first-ever linear motor AF drive focus mechanism called VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) ensures stunningly fast and accurate auto-focusing. The floating system uses two high-speed, high-precision VXD units with advanced electronic control for fast and precise AF performance.

Advanced Optical Construction

Optically, the lens features 19 lens elements 14 groups, including 1 extra-low dispersion (XLD) element, 5 low dispersion (LD) elements, 1 glass-moulded aspherical (GM) element, and 2 “hybrid” aspherical elements. All of these, paired with the second generation Broad-Band Anti-Reflection coating, promise exceptional image quality from edge-to-edge at every focal length, even wide open.


Made for mirrorless

Tamron’s new 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to mirrorless cameras including:

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Eye AF
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
  • Camera-based lens unit firmware updates

*Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details

Compact & Versatile

Tamron is calling this “the lightest and most compact f/2.8 telephoto zoom in its class” - and with its 180mm maximum focal length and its extending zoom mechanism, it offers just that. It uses the same 67mm front filter thread as the 17-28 and the 28-75, weighs in at just 810g, and measures just 149mm in length at the 70mm setting.

Moisture-resistant and 'smudge-proof'

Finally, as with the other lenses in the Di III lineup, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 is moisture-resistant, features a fluorine coating on the front element to repel oil and water, and, since the lens does extend during operation, there’s also a zoom lock switch to keep it from expanding during transport.


  • MPN - TAMRONPROZOOMKIT
  • GTIN - 9355905001661
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Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C)

Model B070
Focal Length 17-70mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 25.5-105mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 79° 55'-23° 00' (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.19m /7.5 in (WIDE), 0.39m /15.4 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:4.8 (WIDE) / 1:5.2 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ74.6mm
Length 119.3mm (4.7 in)
Weight 525g (18.5 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)*

*The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Minimum Aperture F22
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE

Model A056
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Minimum Aperture F/22
Angle of View (diagonal) 34°21'-13°42' (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance AF: 0.85m /33.5 in (Full zoom range)
MF: 0.27m /10.6 in (WIDE), 0.85m /33.5 in (TELE)*
Maximum Magnification Ratio AF: 1:4.6, MF: 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4.6 (TELE)*
Filter Size 67mm
Maximum Diameter 81mm
Length** 149mm (5.9 in)
Weight 810g (28.6 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)***
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

* Shooting at a close range of 0.27m, at the 70mm setting, is possible only when manual focus (MF) is set on the camera. However, it may be difficult to focus since the image quality decreases in peripheral areas.
** Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
*** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two s tops down from maximum aperture

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What’s In The Box
  • Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Sony E (APS-C)
  • Tamron SP Front Lens Cap (67mm)
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • HA036 Lens Hood
  • Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony FE
  • Flower-shaped lens hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
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