TAMRON’s new zoom
The Tamron 70-180 mm f/2.8 Di III VXD sports a fast maximum aperture, while being light and compact
The fastest in its class
The TAMRON 70-180 mm f/2.8 Di III VXD telezoom joins the brand’s 17-28 mm f/2.8 wide zoom and the 28-75 mm f/2.8 standard, offering Sony E-mount owners the choice of three lightweight and compact zoom lenses with a fast, constant aperture throughout. The new telezoom measures 149 mm and weighs 810 g, making it a good partner for Sony’s latest mirrorless cameras, both APS-C and full-frame models.
Autofocus is handled by two newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme torque Drive) linear motors, providing quick, pinpoint autofocus even for moving subjects throughout the focal length range, whether shooting stills or video. The lens is also compatible with Sony’s specific focusing features, such as Fast Hybrid AF Inside, Tamron has worked on the lens’ design and its construction of 19 elements in 14 groups contains a number of special elements. There’s one moulded glass aspherical element, two hybrid aspherical lenses, one XLD (eXtra low dispersion) element and five LD (low dispersion) elements. The advanced optical design ensures a superb imaging performance throughout the aperture and focal length ranges.
Physically, the 70-180 mm f/2.8 features moisture resistance, a 67 mm filter thread, a minimum focus of 85 cm, making it very usable for close-up shooting, while a fluorine-coated front element allows for easy cleaning.
Availability and price:
The Tamron 70-180 mm f/2.8 is due to launch on 14 May at € 1.530,00