Tamron Announces Three New Lenses in Development

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Tamron has announced three new lenses are in development and expected to be released the middle of 2019: a 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD, an SP 35mm f1.4 Di USD, and an E-mount 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD.

The 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD is a versatile zoom lens with a bright aperture throughout the lens, closing only by a stop to f4 at the telephoto end. The lens has a minimum object distance (MOD) of 45 centimeters throughout the lens, and will be stabilized by Tamron’s Vibration Control (VC) technology. The SP 35mm f1.4 Di USD will be a sharp, versatile focal length with a bright f1.4 aperture to fit into Tamron’s SP primes linup.

Finally, the 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD will be a relatively compact, wide-angle bright zoom for Sony’s E-mount. With a filter thread of only 67mm, the lens has a minimum object distance of 19 centimeters throughout the range, and will have fast and quiet autofocus capabilities for stills or video thanks to the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) focus drive.

Pricing, availability and ship dates are not available at this time.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.