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New Tamron Telephoto Zoom lens announced

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 by Pro Moviemaker

The 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD telephoto zoom lens is the third in Tamron’s line-up of fast F2.8 zoom lenscreated for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras

To help you achieve pin sharp focus, the newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linearmotor focus mechanism produces an autofocus drive that is quieter and quicker than ever before makingit ideal for fast moving subjects and also great for video.

A floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances

In addition, a floating system is used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units viaelectronic control, the system produces impressive optical performance throughout the focus and zoomrange.

Construction of the 70-180mm VXD lens includes several special lens elements that contribute to itssuperb imaging performance. The very short 0.85m MOD (Minimum Object Distance) expands its overallversatility as well, making it great for close up’s too.


Its 67mm filter diameter is also common with other Tamron lenses for Sony E mount full frame cameras, adding to user convenience when having a range of Tamron lenses in this series.

Other features that support a great shooting experience include Moisture-Resistant Construction foradded weather protection and Fluorine coating to the front element for easy maintenance.

In addition,the 70-180mm F/2.8 is fully compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AFand Eye AF.

Developed under the concept of “making large aperture zoom lenses user-friendly,” the 70-180mm F/2.8provides users with a great portrait & telephoto option to complement the existing 17-28mm F/2.8 RXDwide angle zoom and the 28-75mm F/2.8 RXD standard zoom lens.


Model: A056

Focal Length: 70-180mm

Maximum Aperture: F/2.8

Angle of View (diagonal): 34°21′-13°42′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)

Optical Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups

Minimum Object Distance: AF: 0.85m /33.5 in (Full zoom range) MF: 0.27m /10.6 in (WIDE), 0.85m /33.5 in (TELE)

Maximum Magnification Ratio: AF: 1:4.6 (TELE), MF: 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4.6 (TELE)

Filter Size: φ67mm

Maximum Diameter: φ81mmLength: 149mm (5.9 in)

Weight: 810g (28.6 oz)

Aperture Blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture: F/22

Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps

Compatible Mounts: Sony E-mount

Click here to visit the Tamron website.

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