Tamron is expected to release its latest 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047) lens with an FE mount for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 29, 2020.

Side view of the new 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens with the Sony FE mount. (Source: Tamron.)

Claimed as the smallest and lightest in its class, the new lens is only 148 mm long and weighs 545 grams. The 70-300mm zoom range is suitable for a broad range of genres, including portraits, sports, landscapes and wildlife photography. Its moisture-resistant construction enables it to be used safely for outdoor shooting in a variety of weather conditions. It has the same 67 mm diameter as other lenses in Tamron’s line-up for full frame mirrorless cameras. The optical design consists of 15 elements in 10 groups, with an LD (Low Dispersion) lens element precisely arranged to suppress axial chromatic and other aberrations and also contributes to its light weight. Tamron’s BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating effectively suppresses ghosting and flare. The AF drive system incorporates an exceptionally quiet RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor drive, which can take full advantage of in-camera features such as Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 maintains good balance even when used with the APS-C sized E-mount cameras that are smaller than full-frame camera. Its local price is AU$999. For details of stockists and availability, email mailto:marketing@blonde-robot.com.au. Note: Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.