Tamron is adding the Nikon Z mount to the popular 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 fast-aperture standard zoom lens which was previously only available for the Sony E mount.

Side view of the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for the Nikon Z mount. (Source: Tamron.)

The new lens features the latest design, with an optical construction containing 17 elements in 15 groups. Two optimally arranged LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements control optical aberrations and deliver high resolution from edge-to-edge and corner-to-corner across the entire zoom range. The lens also offers attractive bokeh that can add a distinctive dimension to portraits, including those taken with ultra-high-resolution mirrorless cameras. Autofocusing is driven by Tamron’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism, which is fast and quiet. The minimum focusing distance is only 18 cm at 28mm, where the working distance shrinks to around 4.4 cm, providing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7.

The new lens is remarkably compact and lightweight, making it ideal for travel, street shooting and spontaneous photo opportunities. It measures just 119.8 mm in length with a maximum diameter of 75.8mm and weighs only 550 grams. It also accepts 67 mm screw-in filters. It is also compatible with the dedicated Tamron Lens Utility software, making it easy to update the lens to the latest firmware without going through the camera. It also features moisture- and dust-resistant construction and has a fluorine coating on the front element to repel fingerprints and grime.

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens will be released on 18 April and is available to pre-order now at your favourite camera shop. The RRP is AU$1699. Click here for more information.