- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
- Lightest and most compact in its class of fast tele zooms for Sony full-frame mirrorless
- VXD linear motor focus mechanism delivers high-speed and high precision autofocus performance
- Superior optical design for uncompromised image quality
- Close focusing to a mere 33.5 inches
- 67mm filter diameter for system convenience
- Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, and Zoom Lock switch
Tamron adds another premium full-frame lens to their lineup with the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens. This compact and lightweight lens has a 67mm filter diameter and an f/2.8 maximum aperture for working under low light conditions while also giving the user greater control over depth of field. The lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras and has a minimum object distance (MOD) of 33.5 inches. It has a Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive (VXD) linear motor focus mechanism for a quicker and quieter autofocus. It has glass-molded and hybrid aspherical elements that help in reducing spherical aberrations and distortions to yield sharper images. Each lens element has a Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2 (BBAR-G2) Coating to further suppress flares, internal reflections, and ghosting, while also improving color fidelity even under harsh lighting conditions. Have a versatile full-frame lens for various tasks with the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens.
The 70-180mm F/2.8 features a compact and lightweight design with a 67mm filter diameter, the same as Tamron's highly esteemed 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046) and the 28-75mm F/2.8 (Model A036). The optical construction includes several special lens elements that contribute to the lens's overall superb imaging performance. It’s very short 33.5" MOD (Minimum Object Distance) expands overall versatility. The lens utilizes Tamron's newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that produces an autofocus drive that's quieter and quicker than ever before.
The Newest Member Of The Tamron Lens Dream Team.
Now, the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) telephoto zoom lens joins the lineup to complete the Dream Team Trinity of high-speed zoom lenses for full-size mirrorless cameras. A key advantage of this series is their portability. The three models altogether weigh surprisingly little, just 62.8 oz. Featuring light weight, compact size, a fast F/2.8 aperture and superb image quality, Tamron's Dream Team is easy to carry, easy to deploy and easy to enjoy.
Stunning Clarity, Regardless Of Range.
A floating system that uses two high-speed, high-precision VXD units with advanced electronic control is also used. This innovative design produces clear and beautiful images of all objects from near to far and at the same time helps reduce size and weight. In addition, its exceptional quietness enables low noise shooting in silent settings. Active athletes and moving vehicles are among the subjects commonly photographed with telephoto zoom lenses. The enhanced, highly responsive focus features of the 70-180mm F/2.8 enable following a subject's movements to provide users with a whisper-quiet, high-precision shooting experience, not just for still images but also video.
Superior Design For Spectacular Image Quality.The 70-180mm F/2.8 has an optical construction of 19 elements in 14 groups. It includes a total of six XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements combined, and three GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and hybrid aspherical lens elements combined. Special lens elements are generously and optimally arranged to correct chromatic aberration and maintain very high-resolution performance from edge-to-edge.
Lightning Fast, Remarkable Precision.
Tamron developed its first-ever linear motor AF drive focus mechanism, VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), especially for the 70-180mm F/2.8. While operating faster than ever before, the drive also maintains positional accuracy down to 0.005mm (0.0002"), less than one tenth the width of a human hair! This provides unprecedented fast and precise AF performance.
67mm Filter Diameter For System Uniformity.
The 70-180mm F/2.8 features the same 67mm filter diameter as Tamron's other lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras including the 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046), a fast ultra-wideangle zoom, and the 28-75mm F/2.8 (Model A036), a fast standard zoom, as well as the close-focusing prime lens series (20mm, 24mm and 35mm). This uniformity significantly reduces cost and trouble when working with PL, ND and other filters. Even the front lens caps are the same size, eliminating the hassle of sorting caps when switching lenses. These features combine to produce a highly convenient and mobile system that adds more fun to photography.
Close Focusing To A Mere 33.5 Inches.
The new 70-180mm F/2.8 lens has a MOD of 33.5" throughout the entire zoom range. This is astonishingly close for a large aperture telephoto zoom lens. The short MOD paves the way for impressive telephoto shooting at a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.6 at the 180mm telephoto end. Moreover, a floating component equipped with two VXD linear focus mechanisms maintains high image quality while effectively controlling aberrations so that the 70-180mm F/2.8 ensures great image quality even at close-up. To effectively suppress optical aberrations, this lens features a floating mechanism that ensures great image quality at distances as short as 33.5".