Local distributor, Blonde Robot, has announced the release dates and prices for four just-announced Tamron lenses for Sony’s mirrorless cameras.
The three new Tamron prime lenses for Sony’s E-mount cameras. (Source: Tamron.)
Due for release late in November are the 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F053) close-up lenses. They will be followed in January 2020 by the 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F050) and later in 2020 by the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056). The three prime lenses all support close-up shooting to half life size (1:2 reproduction ratio). Each lens in the trio has a contemporary optical design that includes LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (glass-molded aspherical) lens elements as well as Tamron’s BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating for controlling ghosting and flare. An OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) DC motor is used for driving autofocusing to ensure quiet operation.
They feature moisture-resistant construction with a fluorine coating on the front element to repel grease and dust. They also support key camera features offered by Sony cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), and all three lenses accept 67 mm diameter filters. The RRP for each of these lenses is AU$699. All three lenses are the same length: 64mm. Weights range from 220 grams for the 20mm lens, 215 for the 24mm lens and 210 grams for the 35mm lens.
Side view of the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens, which will be released next year. (Source: Tamron.)
Tamron has also announced the development of the third model in its series of f/2.8 high-speed zoom lenses, the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056). Featuring a compact and lightweight design, and a very short 0.85m MOD (Minimum Object Distance), this lens uses Tamron’s newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism to produce a quiet, quick autofocus drive. Its moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating on the front element ensure easy maintenance. This lens is also compatible with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. The release date and pricing for this lens have still to be determined. Click here for more information.