The new high-speed telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame E-mount cameras will be priced at $1,199. The price of the lens is less than half of the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, the release date or the product supply schedule could be delayed.
The 70-180mm F/2.8 features a compact and lightweight design with a 67mm filter diameter, the same as Tamron’s highly esteemed 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046) and the 28-75mm F/2.8 (Model A036). The optical construction includes several special lens elements that contribute to the lens’s overall superb imaging performance.
|Name||Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)|
|Image Circle||35mm (Full-frame E-Mount)|
|Focal Length||70 – 180mm|
|APS Equivalent||1.5x: 105 – 270mm|
|Lens Construction||TBA; Fluorine Coating|
|Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle)||34.3 to 14 degrees|
|Focus Details||Internal using VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor|
|Front Element Rotation||No|
|Zoom System||Rotary (with Zoom Lock)|
|Closest Focus||0.85m / 33.5 in.|
|Dimensions(Length x Diameter)||149mm x TBAmm / 5.9 in. x TBA in.|
|Weight||815g / 28.7 oz|
|Notes||Available mounts: Sony E-mount; Moisture-Resistant Construction.|
|Typical Online Price||US$TBA (Avail. Spring 2020)|
Tamron also has three compact F2.8 prime lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. These ‘Di III OSD M1:2’ lenses come in three focal lengths: a 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens.
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