Tamron Announces Development of 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD for Canon RF mount

Tamron has announced the development of the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (model B060), an ultra-wide-angle zoom for Canon RF-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras.

This lens, already available for Sony E-mount, will provide an equivalent focal length range of 18-32mm on Canon’s 1.6x crop cameras.

Simultaneously with Tamron’s announcement, Sigma has disclosed its plan to introduce six of its DC DN range of APS-C lenses for the same Canon RF mount under license from Canon. Notably, all seven lenses cater to the smaller format RF-mount models.

The company has indicated that the 11-20mm lens will hit the market before the end of 2024. However, specific pricing details have not yet been provided.

Press Release:

TAMRON announces development of first CANON RF mount lens

The compact, lightweight, fast-aperture F2.8 ultra wide-angle zoom

11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060)

April 23, 2024, 12AM ET / April 22, 2024, 9PM PT, Commack, NY – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shogo Sakuraba; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan; “TAMRON”), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of TAMRON’s first CANON RF mount lens, 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A[1] RXD (Model B060), an ultra wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is expected to launch within 2024.

TAMRON’s lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are highly regarded for their combination of superior optical performance and compact, lightweight designs. After receiving many requests from customers to offer lenses compatible with the CANON RF mount, TAMRON made the decision to develop a lens for the CANON RF mount under a license agreement.

The 11-20mm F2.8 is a fast-aperture zoom lens covering a focal length range from ultra wide-angle 11mm to 20mm[2], with a maximum aperture of F2.8 across its full range of focal lengths. With a surprisingly compact and lightweight design for a fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens, the lens feels well balanced when attached to a compact APS-C mirrorless camera body, making it ideal for regular use. Despite its small, lightweight design, it also delivers high-level imaging power with an uncompromising optical design. Wide macro shooting is possible at 11mm with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9”) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:4, and its stunning close-range shooting performance enables creative use of perspective at the wide end. The lens also incorporates an AF drive system with an RXD (Rapid-eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit that is remarkably quiet. The lens accurately captures not only still images but also video. It is also highly practical, with Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, and other features designed for outdoor shooting, enabling users to easily enjoy the high image quality of this ultra wide-angle large-aperture F2.8 lens under a range of conditions.

Product Features

  1. Fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens
  2. Compact and light weight
  3. Outstanding optical performance
  4. MOD of 0.15m (5.9”) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:4
  5. High performance autofocus RXD stepping motor for both still and video use

[1] Di III-A: For APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras

[2] The full-frame equivalent of 17.6-32mm.