70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD
| Di III: For full frame & APS-C (Di III)
Lighter, smaller, faster – for true telephoto freedom
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Compact and powerful
Light weight and easy to use - with this telephoto zoom you will be happy to take pictures
The 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (model A056) is a fast standard telephoto zoom lens developed for mirrorless full format cameras from Sony. Its most outstanding feature is the high image quality with a consistently high open aperture of F/2.8 as well as its handy housing. With a length of only 149 mm (at 70mm) and a weight of only 810 g, it is the lightest and most compact lens in its class1. Several special optical glasses ensure excellent imaging performance from the centre to the edges of the image. Automatic focusing takes place with the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) autofocus newly developed by Tamron. The short focusing distance of 0.85 m opens up new photographic expression options for the user. A special feature of the 70-180mm F/2.8 is its ability to focus an object at 70mm with manual focus from a short distance of only 0.27m2. With this lightweight telephoto zoom lens, you can get close to the motif in any situation - and reward yourself with a perfect shot!
Features and Functions
The fastest autofocus motor Tamron has developed so far
The VXD autofocus is a world première: It is the first linear focus motor developed by Tamron for outstanding automatic focusing. Two VXD modules, which operate in a floating system and are controlled by electronic pulses, ensure fast and precise focusing on near and far lenses. The new motor also guarantees improved AF tracking, for example when shooting sports. The autofocus works so quietly at the same time that you can take pictures even in situations that require absolute silence. In short: When it matters, you can rely on the 70-180mm F/2.8 - whether you're taking photos or videos.
Nearest focusing distance only 0.85 m
The shortest focusing distance of the 70-180mm F/2.8 is only 0.85 m regardless of the selected focal length. This is exceptionally short for a fast telephoto zoom lens. At 180mm, this results in a maximum image scale of 1:4.6 - ideal for expressive close-ups.
Versatile lenses with a uniform filter size
All available Tamron E-mount lenses have the same filter thread (ø 67 mm), so that the same filters and lens caps can be used with all models. All lenses are similarly compact and can be easily transported as a set.
The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 - The DSLR alternative to the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Canon and Nikon
The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 for DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon practically corresponds to its "sister lens" 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for mirrorless full format cameras from Sony with respect to performance. The two classic, fast telephoto zoom lenses offer an open aperture of F/2.8, a fast and precise autofocus and a comparably high image quality. Due to their almost identical focal length range, they are equally suitable for a variety of demanding shooting situations and are for example often used in portrait and sports photography.