Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD (Model A068) Development Announced

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD: B&H Photo

[Development announcement] The world’s first* wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E mount covering 17mm to 50mm 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD (Model A068)
Tamron Co., Ltd. (President: Shogo Sakuraba, Headquarters: Saitama City), a comprehensive optical equipment manufacturer, has released the 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD, a wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount compatible with 35mm full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. (Model A068)” (hereinafter referred to as 17-50mm F4).

Product name 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD (Model A068)
Sony E-mount (35mm full-frame compatible)
release date Scheduled to be released around autumn 2023
Suggested retail price to be decided

* Among Sony E-mount zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. (As of July 2023, researched by Tamron)

Product Summary
The 17-50mm F4 is a wide-angle zoom lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths, from 17mm in the ultra-wide-angle range to 50mm in the standard range. It achieves high definition throughout the zoom range, and draws clearly to the periphery of the screen. The AF drive employs a silent and agile linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) to achieve high-speed, high-precision AF. In addition, with the adoption of an inner zoom mechanism, the length does not change when zooming, making it easy to maintain balance even when mounted on a gimbal, making it ideal for video recording as well as still photography. With a minimum focus distance of 0.19m at the wide-angle end and 0.3m at the telephoto end, the close-up capability allows you to get as close to your subject as possible, allowing you to capture unique shots in a variety of shooting situations.
With this highly mobile and convenient camera, you can shoot a wide variety of shots, whether still or video, from dynamic landscapes to snapshots, without having to change lenses.

Product features

  1. F4 wide-angle zoom lens that covers from ultra-wide-angle to standard range
  2. High optical performance that captures even the finest details across the entire zoom range
  3. Easy-to-handle size and easy-to-balance inner zoom
  4. AF that is most suitable for still image, video shooting
  5. Incredible close-up photography capabilities that expand the range of expression
  6. Realizing high convenience and operability
  7. Compatible with TAMRON Lens Utility TM to expand the possibilities of photography and video shooting
  8. Simple drip-proof structure and antifouling coat that supports comfortable shooting
  9. Filter diameter φ67mm standardized for full-frame mirrorless series

*As this is a product under development, specifications, appearance, performance, etc. are subject to change without notice.

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