Tamron announces the development of compact and lightweight high speed telephoto zoom lens for Sony E mount full frame mirrorless cameras

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Tamron announces the development of 70 180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) for Sony E mount full frame mirrorless cameras

Much anticipated third model in its series of F/2.8 high speed zoom lenses
delivers superb optical performance with extremely quiet, fast focus

70 180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)

October 23, 2019, Saitama, Japan Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of a new high speed telephoto zoom lens for Sony E mount full frame mirrorless cameras, the 70 180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056).

Developed under the concept of “making high speed zoom lenses user friendly,” Model A056 features a compact and lightweight design, an ideal match for full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The 67mm filter diameter is the same as all other Tamron lenses in this series. The optical design includes several specialized glass elements that contribute to the lens’s superb imaging performance. The lens’s very short 0.85m (33.5 in) MOD (Minimum Object Distance) expands overall versatility. The lens adopts Tamron’s newly developed VXD (Voice coil eXtreme torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that produces a quiet, quick autofocus drive. Other features that support a great shooting experience include a Moisture Resistant Construction helpful for outdoor shooting and Fluorine Coating for easy maintenance. In addition, the Model A056 is fully compatible with various camera specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. This new model joins the 17 28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) and the 28 75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) and brings Tamron’s total of F/2.8 zoom lens for full frame mirrorless cameras to three.

PRODUCT NAME
70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)
For Sony E mount (35mm full frame)

DATE OF LAUNCH
Launch planned in the Spring, 2020

Main features

  1. Comfortably compact (149mm / 5.9 in) and light weight (815g / 28.7 oz).
  2. 67mm filter diameter, same as all other Tamron lenses for full frame mirrorless cameras.
  3. Superb optical performance and MOD of 0.85m (33.5 in) for a broader range of photographic versatility.
  4. Extremely quiet and fast newly developed VXD linear motor focus mechanism.
  5. Moisture Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating contribute to a comfortable, user friendly photographic experience.
  6. Compatible with various camera specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

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