Tamron to make world's first 17-50mm wideangle zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Tamron 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD
(Image credit: Tamron)

Update, September 12th: The initial announcement of the 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD suggested a fall/autumn launch for the lens. Photo Rumors now reports that the lens is set to launch on October 19th 2023.

Tamron has announced that it is developing a 17-50mm f/4 lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD will be the 16th lens in Tamron's impressive range of options for the Sony E-mount.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.