Announcement: Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD Model A056

On 07.04.2020/70/180, the Tamron 2.8-056mm F / 14.05.2020 Di III VXD Model AXNUMX lens was announced (launch on sale is expected from XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX).

Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD Model A056

Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD Model A056

Basic properties

  • Mount: Sony FE for full-frame mirrorless cameras
  • Focal length: 70-180 mm (EGF for Sony E APS-C cameras is 105-270 mm)
  • Maximum relative aperture: f / 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths
  • Aperture Limit: F / 22
  • MDF: 85 cm over the entire range of focal lengths in the automatic focus mode, 27 cm in the manual focus mode at 70 mm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 4.6 (by 180 mm), 1:2 (by 70 mm)
  • Optical design: 19 elements in 14 groups of which 1 XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), 5 LD (Low Dispersion), 1 hybrid aspherical element and 2 cast aspherical elements
  • Enlightenment: BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2)
  • Focusing: two units of new VXD linear motors (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), the motor is specially designed for this lens, a floating focusing system for high-quality images at different focusing distances
  • Aperture blades: 9 pieces, rounded
  • Filter Diameter: 67 mm
  • The weight: November 810, XNUMX
  • Housing: protected + front lens has additional protective enlightenment
  • Compact size, the lightest and smallest lens available at the time of the announcement
  • Zoom lock
  • One of three lenses in the 'Tamron Dream Team' series (TBU, TBU, 70-180 / 2.8)
  • Price: about 1.100 dollars. Prices for modern Tamron lenses are available look at this link


All Tamron Lenses for Sony FE

  1. Tamron 20 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F050]
  2. Tamron 24 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F051]
  3. Tamron 35 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F053]
  4. Tamron 17-28 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD [Model A046]
  5. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD [Model A036] .
  6. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 [Model A063] .
  7. Tamron 28-200 mm F / 2.8-5.6 Di III RXD [Model A071]
  8. Tamron 35-150 mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD [Model A058]
  9. Tamron 70-180 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD [Model A056]
  10. Tamron 70-300 mm F / 4.5-6.3 Di III RXD [Model A047]
  11. Tamron 150-500 mm F / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD [Model A057]

All Tamron lenses for MILC APS-C / MFT

  1. Tamron 11-20 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A RXD (E) [Model B060]
  2. Tamron 14-150 mm F / 3.5-5.8 Di III MICRO B / S (MFT) [Model C001]
  3. Tamron 17-70 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (E) [Model B070]
  4. Tamron 18-200 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III VC B / S (E+M) [Model B011]
  5. Tamron 18-300 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (E+X) [Model B061]


  • Di III - lens designed for mirrorless digital cameras (cropped or full frame)
  • DiIII-A - the lens is designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor
  • OSD (Ooptimized Silent Drive) - special optimized quiet focus motor
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) - fast and very quiet stepper focus motor
  • VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) - fast and very quiet linear focusing motor
  • G2 (Generation II) - second generation lenses
  • M1: 2 - maximum magnification ratio, important for macro photography
  • VC (Vvibration Compensation) - built-in image stabilizer
  • Mode a - zooms for Sony FE full-frame cameras (from the list above)
  • Model f - fixes for full-frame Sony FE cameras (from the list above)
  • Model B - zooms for cropped cameras Sony E, FujiFilm X or Canon EF-M
  • Model c - zooms for cropped cameras of the Micro 4/3 system
  • MILC (Mscary Iinterchangeable Lens Camera) - mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses
  • B / S (Black /Silver) - there is a version of the lens in black and silver housing
  • MICRO - designation of the lens belonging to the Micro 4/3 system (aka MFT)
  • X - there is a version for cameras with FUJIFILM X mount
  • E - there is a version for cameras with Sony E mount (APS-C)
  • FE - there is a version for cameras with Sony E / FE mount, designed for use primarily on Full Frame (full frame)
  • M - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M
  • MFT (Micro Four Thirds) - there is a version for cameras with Micro 4/3 mount
  • 17/15, 15/12, etc. - the number of elements and groups in the optical scheme (to indicate different schemes for similar lenses)

All Sony FE Lenses and Cameras


  1. Sony FE 14 mm F / 1.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 20 mm F / 1.8 G
  3. Sony FE 24 mm F / 1.4 GM
  4. Sony FE 24 mm F / 2.8 G
  5. Sony FE 28 mm F / 2.0
  6. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 GM
  7. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  8. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.8
  9. Sony FE 35 mm F / 2.8 ZA
  10. Sony FE 40 mm F / 2.5 G
  11. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.2 GM
  12. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.4 ZA
  13. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.8
  14. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.8 Macro
  15. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.5 G
  16. Sony FE 55 mm F / 1.8 ZA
  17. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.4 GM
  18. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.8
  19. Sony FE 90 mm F / 2.8 Macro G U.S.S
  20. Sony FE 100 mm F / 2.8 STF GM U.S.S
  21. Sony FE 135 mm F / 1.8 GM
  22. Sony FE 400 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  23. Sony FE 600 mm F / 4 GM U.S.S


  1. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 2.8 GM
  2. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 4 G
  3. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 2.8 GM
  4. Sony FE 16-35 mm T / 3.1 PZ GC
  5. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  6. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 2.8 GM
  7. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S
  8. Sony FE 24-105 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  9. Sony FE 24-240 mm F / 3.5-6.3 OSS
  10. Sony FE 28-60 mm F / 4-5.6
  11. Sony FE 28-70 mm F / 3.5-5.6 OSS
  12. Sony FE 28-135 mm F / 4 G PZ U.S.S
  13. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S
  14. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S II
  15. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 4 G U.S.S
  16. Sony FE 70-300 mm F / 4.5-5.6 G U.S.S
  17. Sony FE 100-400 mm F / 4.5-5.6 GM U.S.S
  18. Sony FE 200-600 mm F / 5.6-6.3 G U.S.S

Autofocus full-frame lenses for Sony E / FE mount are also available from other manufacturers: Tamron, Sigma, tokina, felttrox, Samyang, Zeiss batis, Yongnuo, T.T.Artisan (follow the links for detailed lists of all autofocus lenses)

All Full Frame Sony E-mount Cameras

Materials on the topic

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  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 16, on the topic: Announcement: Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD Model A056

  • Michael

    This is a really interesting lens.

  • Alexander

    For an ordinary amateur, who are the majority, there is no interest in such focal lengths ...!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Come on, if we take precisely focal lenses, then under the crop 55-200 (EGF just 80-300) it’s a very popular lens, not to mention 18-135 different systems (EGF just 27-200).
      But if on the whole, then this is a pro-lens for its specialized tasks, primarily as a portrait-reporter, but yes, this is rarely necessary for an ordinary amateur photographer.

      • Alexander

        So I am about that! For those with work-related photography - yes! But for the amateur - no! I also have a bunch of lenses, but in my amateur - home practice I don't want to change lenses at all and the best option on my D7000 is the Sigma 17-50 ... And, oddly enough, the Tamron 7100-17 behaves better on the D50 than on the D7000 ... I already wanted to sell it, but when I put it on the D7100, the picture completely changed ... The soapy areas sometimes appearing on the D7000 at the edges of the frame disappeared, and each time in different places, the overall image clarity and color rendition became better. But on the D7000 Sigma 17-50 showed itself very well, which cannot be said about the D7100 + Sigma 17-50 bundle ... Now I don't see the difference between Nikon 35 mm and Sigma 17-50 on the D7000 ... 65mm and 18-200mm ... And about 18-140 and 18-105, I generally keep quiet ... 18-140 is an extremely unfortunate and soapy lens!

      • Onotole

        Not that I argue, but the set of focal points refers to the Nikon 70-180 Micro, it is just very highly specialized and its specialization is the subject, because it is very parfocal and allows you to quickly change the scale of the shooting (zoom) without the need to refocus. At the same time, autofocus is too slow for reporting.
        Maybe this lens does not have a priority in reporting, but a subject (although the macro capabilities are slightly smaller)?

    • alexey_laa

      In my opinion, “70-200” lenses are used very often on a full frame.

    • Alexey

      A strange remark. I am an amateur and enjoy shooting on 80-200 2.8

      • Alexander

        Well, yes, I did not correctly define my idea ... There are also amateurs with different preferences for types of shooting ...

        • Seladir

          That's it, that is, not “For an ordinary amateur”, but “For me”. What is out of love is very individual. Although my default lens is the Sigma 17-70 Contemp., Nevertheless I adore Canon's 55-250 STM - very high image quality and a lot of subjects are available: portraits, wild animals, urban subjects with an unusual perspective, and even on the sunset can be viewed in a very different way at the far focal points.

        • Dim

          Let's just say that amateurs can also have children who go in for sports or perform at concerts, matinees, and it may well be a beautiful wife ...

    • "Joe"

      As an amateur photographer (I am not professionally engaged in photography) I declare that focal lengths in the range of 70-200mm (especially with aperture 2.8 - I have a similar lens) are in demand both in a set with full-frame cameras and when used with partial-frame cameras. Such a lens is convenient in many cases, when either it is not possible to get close to the subject, or there is a need to show some things in their perspective (which is difficult to obtain using wider-angle optics), or you need to separate the subject from the background ... Generally speaking - There are many scenarios for use, from portraits to landscapes.

      • Alexey

        By the way, it is on the crop that such glass is convenient as a reportage - a free teleconverter (1.5x - 1.6x) is very convenient.

      • Roman

        Yes, a normal universal short-range telephoto.

    • Roman

      What does your personal intimate experience with one or two lenses have to do with the range of focal and other characteristics? There is a typical solution for telezoom: 70-210, 80-200. Budget and small at f / 4, more advanced and large at f / 2.8. Tamron managed to produce something intermediate for the mirrorless - with about the same set of focal lengths, with high aperture, in a relatively compact body that is both in length and in width (for the sake of this, they also sacrificed the stub, as I understand). It should turn out to be a good portrait lens - fast, compact, good for your money, using the advantages of mirrorless cameras. And then you appear peremptorily and habitually begin to talk about yourself, and not about the lens from the announcement.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Modern Sony has a stub on the sensor, because they did not bother with a stub, it would still complicate and increase both weight and cost

        • Roman

          Yeah. And a new balance begins to emerge, quite interesting as for me. Some go in the direction of 7.1 due to the stub (including in the long run and intracameral), others in the direction of simply smaller sizes due to the reduction in the range of focal, but aperture aperture.

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