Tamron’s Newest Large Aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens

  By Ryley Smith

 

Tamron has some exciting news for everyone! The launch of their lightest and most compact large aperture telephoto zoom lens in its class* for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)! This quiet, fast focus lens delivers superb performance and is worth taking a closer look at!

To get right down to the nitty-gritty, the 70-180mm F/2.8 is modelled similarly to the esteemed 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046) and the 28-75mm F/2.8 (Model A036), with a compact, light-weight design and a 67mm filter diameter. The optical construction includes several special lens elements and a very short 0.85m (33.5 in) MOD (Minimum Object Distance), contributing to the lens’s overall versatility and superb imaging performance. 

The lens employs Tamron’s newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that produces an autofocus drive that’s quieter and quicker than ever before. A floating system is also used to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances. By simultaneously operating two VXD units via electronic control, the system produces clear and sharp images of all objects near and far. 

Other features that support a great shooting experience include Moisture-Resistant Construction for added weather protection and a Fluorine Coating for easy maintenance. The 70-180mm F/2.8 is also fully compatible with various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. Designed under the concept of “making large aperture zoom lenses user-friendly,” the 70-180mm F/2.8 provides users with complete portrait-to-telephoto lens range coverage. 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.

 

Click here to pre-order your 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD, or call us at 403-234-9935!

 

Read the full Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD press release here. 

*Among interchangeable F/2.8 AF telephoto zoom lenses (As of January 2020: Tamron)

 

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Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD – Sony E

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.