Announcement: Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

The Tamron 5-2021mm F / 28 Di III VXD G75 (Model A2.8) lens was announced on August 2, 063.

Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

Basic properties

  • Mounts: for full frame mirrorless cameras Sony FE (August 2021) and Nikon Z (March 2024)
  • Focal length: 28-75 mm (EGF for Sony E APS-C cameras is 42-113mm)
  • Maximum relative aperture: f / 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths
  • MDF: 18 centimeters at 28 mm focal length, 38 centimeters at 75 mm focal length
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 2.7 (at 28mm focal length), 1: 4.1 (at 75mm focal length)
  • Scheme: 17/15, 2 LD, 2 aspherics. The circuit is different from the previous model Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD [Model A036] (the differences are clearly visible in this animation)
  • Focusing: automatic, VXD, Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive (linear motor), with support for DMF (continuous manual control)
  • Supported by TAMRON Lens Utility for lens adjustment
  • Weight: 540 gram
  • Filter Diameter: 67 mm
  • Price: about 900 dollars


All Tamron lenses for MILC Full Frame (E/Z/APS-C X)

  1. Tamron 20 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F050] (E) [October 2019, AliExpress]
  2. Tamron 24 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F051] (E) [October 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Tamron 35 mm F / 2.8 Di III OSD M1: 2 [Model F053] (E) [October 2019, AliExpress]
  4. Tamron 17-28 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD [Model A046] (E) [June 2019, AliExpress]
  5. Tamron 17-50 mm F / 4 Di III VXD [Model A068] (E) [August 2023]
  6. Tamron 20-40 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD [Model A062] (E) [August 2022, AliExpress]
  7. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD [Model A036] (E) (15/12) [February 2018]
  8. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 [Model A063] (E) (17/15) [August 2021, AliExpress]
  9. Tamron 28-200 mm F / 2.8-5.6 Di III RXD [Model A071] (E) [June 2020, AliExpress]
  10. Tamron 35-150 mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD [Model A058] (E + Z) [August 2021, AliExpress]
  11. Tamron 50-300 mm F / 4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD [Model A069] (E) [June 2024]
  12. Tamron 50-400 mm F / 4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD [Model A067] (E) [July 2022, AliExpress]
  13. Tamron 70-180 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD [Model A056] (E) [April 2020, AliExpress]
  14. Tamron 70-180 mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (E) [August 2023]
  15. Tamron 70-300 mm F / 4.5-6.3 Di III RXD [Model A047] (E + Z) [September 2020, AliExpress]
  16. Tamron 150-500 mm F / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD [Model A057] (E + Z + X) [April 2021, AliExpress]

All Tamron Lenses for MILC APS-C/MFT (E/X/M/RFS/MFT)

  1. Tamron 11-20 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A RXD (E+X+RFS) [Model B060] [April 2021, AliExpress]
  2. Tamron 14-150 mm F / 3.5-5.8 Di III MICRO B / S (MFT) [Model C001] [June 2014]
  3. Tamron 17-70 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (E+X) [Model B070] [December 2020, AliExpress]
  4. Tamron 18-200 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III VC B / S (E+M) [Model B011] [December 2011]
  5. Tamron 18-300 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (E+X) [Model B061] [August 2021, AliExpress]


  • 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 focus 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 a bayonet mount FUJIFILM X
  • E - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Sony E (APS-C)
  • FE - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Sony E / FEdesigned for use primarily on Full Frame
  • M - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M
  • Z - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Nikon Z
  • RFS - there is a version for cameras with a bayonet mount Canon RF-S
  • MFT (Micro Four Thirds) - there is a version for cameras with Micro 4/3 mount

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Comments: 6, on the topic: Announcement: Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

  • Alexander

    Tamron also announced the development of the 35-150mm f / 2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058).

  • Alex

    I purchased the 28-75 G2 a few days ago. I suffered for a long time between Sigma 28-70 and Tamron, in the end Tamron won :). Costs about $825 and Tamron provides a 6 year warranty. The first copy scared me a little because of the very tight fit on the NEX Sony A7II mount. The original Sony 28-70 lens fit perfectly easily, but I didn’t even dare to press this one the first time. I ended up returning it and am expecting a replacement in a couple of days. On specialized forums I was assured that this is the moisture barrier gasket that works and will soon become “easier.” As an experienced technician, I am tormented by daily doubts - there is no gasket on the metal mount and there cannot be. There is a clear engagement of metal with metal and the puncture in the fit feels great, it’s even scary to force it every time. I don't want to gouge the mount of the new camera.
    In general, I’m waiting for a replacement; I’ll share my experiences later. It's a pity that autumn has faded away...

  • Pawel Dabrowski

    I've been using glass for about 2 months completely with A7II (24MP)
    I agree that it fits tightly on the carcass, even with caution. But the glass is from the category - set and forget. Definitely not for those who like to change optics frequently. Having eaten a mountain of lenses on Nikon and realizing that it was in the hands, and not in the lenses, I deliberately bought only one 28-75 station wagon from Sony and that’s it, I’m not going to shoot it.
    The glass is very sharp at 2.8, the aperture is good, the size is noticeably smaller than the competitor from Sigma 24-70. The photo quality is excellent, color rendition, contrast, everything is excellent. HA is difficult to catch, they exist, but Tamron definitely did a good job on this issue.
    The main disadvantage for me personally is the incomprehensible idea with the lack of buttons to turn off the stub and autofocus. Everything is proposed to be done via USB type C, but after 2 months of use I have not addressed this issue. Just buttons would definitely be better. Perhaps the guys from Tamron decided to embed all the settings into USB, and not like Sigma through a separate docking station. In order not to overload, and not to have 3 information points on the lens, we decided to remove MA/AF and stub and leave only USB.

    • Lawrence

      Tamron G2 28-75 for Sony does not have a stabilizer. Autofocus is turned on and off from the camera. So, even USB may be superfluous. Although in my opinion, having a manual AF/MF switch on the lens is a good practice.

  • Pawel Dabrowski

    A couple more words about the glass - IMHO this is purely reportage glass, for all shooting situations, don’t expect any wow-bokeh from it (although who needs that anymore), the design is technically correct, sharp, distortion is minimal.
    According to the stated aperture F2.8, I came across somewhere that the open hole there is really F2.9. Maybe the front thread is only 67mm; for comparison, the Sigma Art 24-70 has an 82mm front filter.
    There is no way to compare with the previous version, but the G2 is said to have nice upgrades over its predecessor. In any case, as I said, I’m not going to remove it from the carcass.
    Example of a picture from a children's party, 1/80, 64mm, F2.8, ISO500, Sony A7II

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