A Review of the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Fujifilm X Series Cameras

Standard zoom lenses with f/2.8 apertures are some of the most popular workhorses out there, as they cover many commonly used focal lengths and offer enough light-gathering power to handle a wide range of scenarios and needs. However, such lenses can be quite expensive, which is why the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD, which comes in at $799, is such an intriguing option. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and if its performance and image quality can outpace its bargain price tag. 

Coming to you from pal2tech, this great video review takes a look at the new Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for Fujifilm X Series mirrorless cameras. With an equivalent focal length range of 25.5-105mm and an f/2.8 maximum aperture, this is the sort of lens that is at home in all sort of genres and workflows. Tamron has included a range of advanced features in its design, including:

  • Two molded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element for less distortion and better sharpness
  • Two Low Dispersion elements for less chromatic aberrations and improved clarity
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating for less flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) autofocus motor for quick and quiet focusing
  • VC image stabilization
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the 17-70mm f/2.8 looks quite impressive, particularly for the price. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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