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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD for Canon RF mount Development Announcement

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TAMRON has announced the development of the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD, the company’s first Canon RF mount lens. Designed for APS-C sensors, this fast ultra wide-angle zoom lens will launch in 2024.

The 11-20mm F2.8, which is already available for Sony E-mount, will offer an 18-32mm equivalent range on Canon’s 1.6x crop cameras. Covering an impressive focal range from 11mm to 20mm, the lens maintains a bright F/2.8 aperture throughout. This facilitates low light shooting and creative bokeh effects. Despite the fast specs, the lens retains a remarkably compact and lightweight construction.

TAMRON’s expertise in optics shines through with a sophisticated optical design that delivers superb image quality. Shoot wide open at 11mm with a minimum focus distance of 0.15m for unique perspectives. The quiet RXD AF motor provides fast, precise autofocus for stills and video.

Moisture-resistant build, fluorine coating, and other outdoor-friendly features make this an extremely versatile lens for travel and landscape work. TAMRON’s first Canon RF mount lens signals an exciting new chapter in the company’s mirrorless lens legacy.

Press release:

TAMRON announces development of first CANON RF mount lens

The compact, lightweight, fast-aperture F2.8 ultra wide-angle zoom

11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060)

April 23, 2024, 12AM ET / April 22, 2024, 9PM PT, Commack, NY – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shogo Sakuraba; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan; “TAMRON”), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of TAMRON’s first CANON RF mount lens, 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A[1] RXD (Model B060), an ultra wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is expected to launch within 2024.

TAMRON’s lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are highly regarded for their combination of superior optical performance and compact, lightweight designs. After receiving many requests from customers to offer lenses compatible with the CANON RF mount, TAMRON made the decision to develop a lens for the CANON RF mount under a license agreement.

The 11-20mm F2.8 is a fast-aperture zoom lens covering a focal length range from ultra wide-angle 11mm to 20mm[2], with a maximum aperture of F2.8 across its full range of focal lengths. With a surprisingly compact and lightweight design for a fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens, the lens feels well balanced when attached to a compact APS-C mirrorless camera body, making it ideal for regular use. Despite its small, lightweight design, it also delivers high-level imaging power with an uncompromising optical design. Wide macro shooting is possible at 11mm with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9”) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:4, and its stunning close-range shooting performance enables creative use of perspective at the wide end. The lens also incorporates an AF drive system with an RXD (Rapid-eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit that is remarkably quiet. The lens accurately captures not only still images but also video. It is also highly practical, with Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, and other features designed for outdoor shooting, enabling users to easily enjoy the high image quality of this ultra wide-angle large-aperture F2.8 lens under a range of conditions.

Product Features

  1. Fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens
  2. Compact and light weight
  3. Outstanding optical performance
  4. MOD of 0.15m (5.9”) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:4
  5. High performance autofocus RXD stepping motor for both still and video use