Telephoto lenses can be incredibly handy, one lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths. Today Tamron has announced a new addition to the companies range of fast f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame.
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD utilises a compact and light-weight design that makes it easy to carry and an ideal travel companion.
Quiet and fast focus speeds
Newly developed the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torqueDrive) linear motor focus mechanism enables ultra-fast and quiet autofocusing; this makes it ideal for sports, wildlife and video.
A floating system is used to achieve optimum optical performance at all focal lengths. This works by simultaneously utilising two VXD units through electrical control.
The lens is constructed from several special lens elements designed to give optimum image quality through the 70-180 focal range. A short 0.85mm MOD (Minimum Object Distance) means that as well as the regular use for the telephoto optics the lens can also be used for close-ups.
A 67mm diameter filter thread is used in common with other Tamron E-Mount lenses.
As the telephotos are designed to be used out in the field, a moisture-resistant construction ensures added weather protection. A Fluorine coating is used on the front element for added protection.
The 70-180mm f/2.8 is also fully compatible with Sony’s camera-specific features such as Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF various camera-specific features including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony Full Frame E-mount is available to Pre-order with first stocks due from 14th May 2020
Suggested UK retail price £1349.99 inc Vat