October 27, 2022 has been announced as the release date for Tamron’s 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony E-mount cameras.

The new Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens (Model A062). (Source: Tamron.)

Following the release of a ‘development announcement’ on 18 August, the new 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens (Model A062) is expected to arrive in stores from 27 October, although at this stage the company is advising ‘due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change’.  Features of the new lens include the following:

  1. Fast F2.8 aperture, compact size and versatile 20-40mm zoom range.
    2. Fabulous family videos, vlogs and other online content.
    3. High image quality in a compact, lightweight body.
    4. Tamron’s VXD linear motor for high-level AF speed and precision.
    5. Wide macro shooting: MOD of 0.17m (6.7 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8 at the wide end.
    6. Rapid zooming (Zoom ring rotation arc is just 65°).
    7. Tamron Lens Utility software for Focus Ring Function Setting and firmware updates
    8. New design with improved texture and scratch resistance.
    9. 67mm filter size, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras.
    10. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating).
    11. Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

The RRP for the 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens is AU$1299. Click here to visit the local Tamron website for more information.