Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens to be Announced Next Week

Nokishita reports that Tamron will officially announce the new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens (model A056) for Sony E-mount next week. The US price will be less than half of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens ($2,598), probably around $1,199.

Here are the main specifications of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens:

  • 19 elements in 14 groups
  • minimum shooting distance: 0.85m (0.27m at wide end MF)
  • Close-up photography possible
  • Maximum shooting magnification 1: 4.6 (AF), 1: 2 (MF)
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Dimenssions: 81mm x 149mm
  • Comfortably compact (149mm / 5.9 in) and lightweight (815g / 28.7 oz).
  • 67mm filter diameter, same as all other Tamron lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
  • Superb optical performance and MOD of 0.85m (33.5 in) for a broader range of photographic versatility.
  • Extremely quiet and fast newly developed VXD linear motor focus mechanism.
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating contribute to a comfortable, user-friendly photographic experience.
  • Compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

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Via: Nokishita, PhotoRumors