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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens Available for Pre-order

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Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) lens.now available for pre-order at Adorama, B&H, Amazon. The release date for this lens will be available in the U.S. on May 14th.

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.

Lens Specifications
Name Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)
Image Circle 35mm (Full-frame E-Mount)
Type Telephoto Zoom
Focal Length 70 – 180mm
APS Equivalent 1.5x: 105 – 270mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Min Aperture f/22
Diaphragm Blades TBA
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.
Magnification Ratio TBA
Filter Size 67mm
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 M1:224mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens.

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