Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Nikon Z-Mount Announced

Tamron officially announced its popular 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 standard zoom for Nikon Z-mount full frame mirrorless cameras.

Pre-order links:

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Nikon Z): $999 at B&H, Adorama.

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Nikon Z-Mount stands as a testament to innovation and refinement in the realm of photography equipment. Crafted with a focus on versatility and performance, this second-generation lens introduces significant upgrades, promising enhanced image quality and smoother operation for both photographers and videographers.

At its core, the lens boasts a revamped optical design aimed at delivering higher resolution and improved sharpness across the entire focal range. Comprising 17 elements in 15 groups, including specialized LD and GM elements, optical aberrations are effectively minimized, ensuring impeccable image quality from edge to edge.

One of the standout features of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 is its advanced focusing system. Employing a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) mechanism, autofocus performance is not only faster but also more precise, catering to the demands of high-speed shooting scenarios with remarkable accuracy. This ensures that whether capturing stills or recording video, the lens delivers reliable performance, even when tracking fast-moving subjects.

Moreover, the lens offers a close minimum focusing distance of 0.18m and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, enabling impressive macro photography capabilities. This versatility allows photographers to get up close and personal with their subjects, capturing intricate details with stunning clarity against a beautifully blurred background, courtesy of its 9-blade aperture diaphragm.

In terms of design, the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 strikes a balance between compactness and usability. With dimensions of just 119.8mm in length and 75.8mm in diameter, and weighing a mere 550g, it’s portable enough for various shooting environments, from travel to street photography. The improved grip enhances handling, ensuring comfortable operation even during extended shooting sessions.

Durability is also a focus, with the lens featuring improved abrasion resistance to withstand the rigors of regular use. Additionally, its moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating offer added protection against the elements, enhancing reliability in diverse shooting conditions.

With an MSRP of $999, the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Nikon Z-Mount offers exceptional value, combining premium features with an accessible price point. Scheduled for release on April 18th, it presents a compelling option for photographers seeking superior performance and versatility in a single lens.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Nikon Z) Specifications:

  • Model: A063
  • Focal Length: 28-75mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Angle of View (diagonal): 75°23′- 32°11′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)
  • Optical Construction: 17 elements in 15 groups
  • Minimum Object Distance: 7.1″/0.18m (WIDE), 15″/0.38m (TELE)
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:2.7 (WIDE)/ 1:4.1 (TELE)
  • Filter Size: Ø67mm
  • Maximum Diameter: Ø75.8mm
  • Length*: 4.7″ (119.8mm)
  • Weight: 19.4 oz. (550g)
  • Aperture Blades**: 9 (circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
  • Mount: Nikon Z mount

Press Release:

TAMRON announces the launch of fast-aperture standard zoom lens for “Nikon Z mount system”

Outstanding resolution and superb overall performance in a lightweight and compact 28-75mm F2.8 G2 that inspires creativity

28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) for Nikon Z mount

March 27, 2024, 11pm ET / 8PM PT, Commack, NY – Tamron announces the launch of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens, for Nikon Z mount full-frame mirrorless cameras1. The lens will be available April 18, 2024, at $999 USD / $1399 CAD.

The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 is compact and easy to use yet has excellent optical performance and is compatible with the latest digital cameras with increasingly high pixel resolution. The AF drive uses a linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) that is fast, highly accurate and quiet. The lens also excels at close-up shooting, achieving an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.1” (0.18m) at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7. Additionally, the lens design takes operability into consideration by including a coating with excellent scratch resistance on the barrel of the lens and a rubber focusing ring for a comfortable, secure grip among other features.

TAMRON pioneered the category of compact fast-aperture standard zoom lenses for mirrorless models. Now the 28-75mm F2.8 G2 will be available for Nikon Z mount as the ideal everyday lens for Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera users.

Product highlights

1. Best image quality in the standard zoom lens class

The new zoom leverages the latest design expertise and comprises an optical construction with 17 elements in 15 groups. Two optimally arranged LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements control optical aberrations to the highest degree. The lens provides high-resolution performance from edge-to-edge and corner-to-corner over the entire zoom range, even at wide open aperture. In addition, the soft, beautiful, round bokeh that can be achieved with a fast-aperture lens adds a distinctive dimension, especially to portraits. The overall compact size and high performance can be used advantageously with top-class, ultra-high-resolution mirrorless cameras.

2. Fast, quiet VXD linear motor for high-speed and high precision autofocus

The AF drive system employs TAMRON’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism. The high-speed, high-precision AF is exceedingly responsive and provides dependable and accurate focusing performance from MOD to infinity, despite the fast F2.8 aperture. The lens delivers excellent focus tracking of moving objects, so you are always ready for fast action. Additionally, the focus motor is quiet, so it’s ideal for shooting both still images and video in situations that demand low noise.

3. Lightweight and compact

The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 is a fast-aperture standard zoom lens with a remarkably compact and lightweight design, just 4.7” (119.8mm) long. The maximum diameter is 75.8mm and it weighs only 19.4 oz. (550g). Filter size is 67mm. With a size that’s easy to carry and a light weight that’s well-suited for handheld shooting for extended periods, the 28-75mm F2.8 G2 will surely become your favorite zoom for travel, street shooting, everyday carry, and spontaneous photo opportunities.

4. MOD of 7.1” (0.18m) at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7 for creative close-ups

The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 features an MOD of 7.1” (0.18m) at the wide end. The working distance shrinks to around 1.7” (4.4cm) when used at MOD. Because the maximum magnification ratio is 1:2.7, you can get close to your subject for wide macro photography, enabling powerful visual impact with the subject positioned large in the frame while keeping a wide view of the background.

5. TAMRON Lens Utility™ expands the possibilities of still photography and video shooting

The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 is compatible with the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software developed in-house by TAMRON that empowers users to easily update the lens to the latest firmware without going through the camera2 and includes functions to support focusing operations and other actions when shooting still images or video. By utilizing a wide range of functions3, users can expand the breadth of expression in still images and video. For example, A-B Focus allows users to limit focusing to two pre-selected focus points, shifting focus from one subject to the other with just a click of the Focus Set Button. Users can also choose between Linear and Non-Linear, which affects how the focus shifts during manual focusing.

6. Enhanced overall lens design for user-friendly operation

Every individual part of the lens has been carefully scrutinized, right down to the fine details, resulting in an enhanced design that optimizes both operability and ergonomics. The surface of the lens exterior is glossy black. Improved abrasion resistance makes the lens barrel harder to scratch and resists fingerprints. Additionally, the grip performance has been improved. The smoothly curved, elegant surface of the brand ring creates a dignified appearance with a design that signifies functional beauty and high quality.

7. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating provide extra protection

1. The lens for Sony E-mount previously launched on October 28, 2021.

2. To connect your PC and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-A to Type-C/ Model CC-150, or USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately. To connect your smartphone and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately. Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.

3. The ring function (Focus/Aperture) is not supported for Nikon Z mount.