70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

Lighter, smaller, faster – for true telephoto freedom

70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

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!

Focal Length [mm] 70-180
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Minimum Object Distance [m] AF: 0.85m (Full zoom range) MF: 0.27m (WIDE), 0.85m (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio AF: 1:4.6 (TELE), MF: 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4.6 (TELE)
Filter Size [mm] 67
Weight [g] 810g
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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.


Additional product features

Internal Focusing (IF) System

The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.

eBAND Coating

Nano-structured lens coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting.

Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism

Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel.

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