Announced: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 & 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lenses for Sony E-Mount

The previously rumored Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 and 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras are now officially announced.

Pre-order links:

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Sony E: $899 at B&H.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E: $1,899 at B&H.

Both lenses are scheduled to start shipping on October 28, 2021.

Featuring an updated optical design and refined focusing system, the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 is a Sony E-mount zoom offering a versatile wide-to-portrait-length range and bright f/2.8 maximum aperture. Revamped optics yield higher resolution and improved sharpness over the previous generation and the focusing system has been replaced with a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) mechanism that achieves faster, more precise performance to suit both stills and video applications. Ideal for travel photography, the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD is an advanced all-in-one zoom characterized by its wide to medium-telephoto range and its bright maximum aperture. Designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens’s mixture of versatility and speed make it an ideal choice for photographing beautiful vistas, distinctive architecture, notable street-scenes, and more.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens

The 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) is the successor of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a popular zoom lens that has earned high evaluation worldwide. It reflects the fruits of continuous evolution and customer-focused refinement. Retaining the well-received compact size of its predecessor, the new 28-75mm F2.8 G2 incorporates a new optical construction based on a design that has been revamped to enhance imaging performance and its features are compatible with the latest model digital cameras that offer increased resolution. The AF drive, TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, is adopted to deliver higher autofocus speed with greater precision. With the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.18m (7.1 in) at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, the lens boasts advanced close-up shooting performance. Additionally, it features a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic texture.

TAMRON pioneered the category of compact fast-aperture standard zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras and the new 28-75mm F2.8 G2 truly is a next-generation lens for everyday use.

Specifications:

ModelA063
Focal Length28-75mm
Maximum ApertureF2.8
Angle of View (diagonal)75゜23′- 32゜11′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction17 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance0.18m /7.1 in (WIDE), 0.38m /15 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:2.7 (WIDE)/ 1:4.1 (TELE)
Filter Sizeφ67mm
Maximum Diameterφ75.8mm
Length*117.6mm (4.6 in)
Weight540g (19 oz)
Aperture Blades9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum ApertureF22
Standard AccessoriesFlower-shaped hood, Lens caps
MountsSony E-mount

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens

The 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide-angle (35mm) through telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography. It is the first zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2. With this focal range, you can enjoy shooting magnificent views and large buildings at 35mm and dynamic close-up shots at 150mm.

Travel photographers can easily take beautiful sunrise and sunset shots, shoot distinctive exterior buildings and interiors like restaurants, and take twilight and nightscape photos. With high-level performance under a wide variety of shooting conditions, this new fast lens is ideal for trips aimed at creating photographic works. In addition, by incorporating the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, the lens features a very high-speed and high-precision autofocus for a fast-aperture lens. It also incorporates a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic convenience.

This lens supports the full array of frequently used angles-of-view including wide-angle, standard, medium telephoto and telephoto, making it easy to compose the perfect shot without changing your position from the subject.

Specifications:

ModelA058
Focal Length35-150mm
Maximum ApertureF2-2.8
Angle of View (diagonal)63゜26′- 16゜25′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction21 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance0.33m /13 in (WIDE), 0.85m /33.5 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:5.7 (WIDE)/ 1:5.9 (TELE)
Filter Sizeφ82mm
Maximum Diameterφ89.2mm
Length*158mm (6.2 in)
Weight1,165g (41.1 oz)
Aperture Blades9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum ApertureF16-22
Standard AccessoriesFlower-shaped hood (with locking mechanism), Lens caps
MountsSony E-mount