Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-Mount

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-Mount

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Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Overview

The Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD is a groundbreaking new wide-angle zoom lens designed specifically for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Covering an ultra-wide to standard focal length range, this versatile lens offers the ideal walkaround focal length for everything from sweeping landscapes to environmental portraits. With a fast, quiet autofocus motor and constant F/4 aperture throughout the zoom range, the 17-50mm F/4 delivers excellent image quality and performance for both stills and video. Compact and lightweight with moisture-resistant construction, this lens pairs perfectly with Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras.

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Key Features

  • Ultra wide-angle to standard zoom range of 17-50mm
  • Fast, precise autofocus with VXD linear motor
  • Constant F/4 aperture for consistent exposure
  • Lightweight and compact design at just 460g
  • Close focusing to 0.19m at 17mm
  • Fluorine coating and moisture-resistant construction
  • Compatible with Tamron Lens Utility software

Zoom Range and Optical Performance

With a focal length range of 17-50mm, this lens covers ultra wide-angle to standard perspectives, making it ideal for landscapes, architecture, group shots, and environmental portraits. The optical design incorporates low dispersion and aspherical elements to control aberrations and deliver edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range. Combined with the fast, silent autofocus, the 17-50mm F/4 provides excellent image quality and focusing performance to match the high resolution of Sony’s latest mirrorless cameras.

Agile Autofocus for Stills and Video

Powered by Tamron’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism, the 17-50mm F/4 achieves fast, smooth, and virtually silent autofocus. This is a huge benefit for both still photography and video shooting, providing quick focusing for moving subjects along with unobtrusive AF for video. The internal focusing system maintains the compact lens length during operation.

Close Focusing Capabilities

With a minimum focusing distance of just 0.19m at 17mm and 0.3m at 50mm, the 17-50mm F/4 offers impressive close-up potential. This allows users to get creative with close perspective shots and unique compositions, further expanding the lens’s versatility.

Compact, Lightweight Design

Weighing only 460g and measuring just 114.4mm in length, the 17-50mm F/4 maintains excellent balance on mirrorless camera bodies. The moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating allow use in inclement weather. Combined with the versatile zoom range, this makes the 17-50mm F/4 the perfect everyday, go-anywhere lens.

What’s in the Box

  • Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD lens
  • Lens caps
  • Lens hood
  • Soft lens pouch

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Sample Images

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD Specifications

Focal Length17-50mm
Maximum ApertureF/4
Angle of View103°41′ – 31°11′
Optical Construction15 elements in 11 groups
AutofocusVXD Linear Motor
Minimum Focus Distance0.19m (Wide) / 0.3m (Tele)
Filter Size67mm
Diameter x Length73mm x 114.4mm
Moisture-Resistant ConstructionYes
Fluorine CoatingYes
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Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD FAQ

What type of cameras is the 17-50mm F/4 compatible with?

This lens is designed specifically for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It will provide a wide-angle to standard zoom range on both full-frame and APS-C sensor Sony mirrorless bodies.

What is the difference between this lens and the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8?

The key differences are that this F/4 version is designed for full-frame cameras, while the F/2.8 model is for APS-C sensors. The F/4 has a wider focal length range of 17-50mm compared to 17-50mm on the F/2.8.

Does this lens have image stabilisation?

No, this lens does not have built-in optical stabilization. It relies on the in-body image stabilisation of compatible Sony camera bodies.

Can I use filters on this lens?

Yes, the lens has a 67mm filter thread diameter to allow standard screw-in filters.

Is the lens weather sealed?

Yes, the lens features moisture-resistant construction to resist dust and moisture. The front element has a fluorine coating to repel water and oil.

How close can I focus with this lens?

The minimum focusing distance is 0.19m at 17mm and 0.3m at 50mm, allowing for impressive close-up capabilities.

What type of autofocus drive does this lens use?

It uses Tamron’s fast, quiet VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor autofocus system. This provides fast, precise autofocus for both stills and video.

Is the lens compatible with Tamron’s Lens Utility software?

Yes, through the lens’s USB port you can customize settings like AF adjustments using the Tamron Lens Utility software.

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EAN Code: 4960371006864 SKU: 1002806864


Weight 460 g
Dimensions 114.4 × 73 mm

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