The price and the date of the beginning of sales of the Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD lens (Model A056)

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The manufacturer warned that due to the spread of COVID-19, the start of deliveries may be delayed.

As expected, Tamron introduced the 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) lens, which the Japanese manufacturer announced the development of last September.

VXD lens
VXD lens
 The price and the date of the beginning of sales of the Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD lens (Model A056)

A telephoto lens with a constant maximum aperture is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras with Sony E mount. Its sales should begin on May 14, 2020, at a recommended price of $ 1,199. However, the manufacturer makes a reservation that due to the distribution of COVID-19, deliveries may be delayed.

The lens description has a compact and lightweight design and compatibility with filters with a diameter of 67 mm – in this regard, the new lens is similar to the previously released models 17-28mm F / 2.8 (Model A046) and 28-75mm F / 2.8 (Model A036). Silent and fast automatic focusing is provided by a system with two linear VXD drives (Voice-coil eXtreme-Torque Drive). The lens is weatherproof and its front element has a coating that repels moisture and dirt.

Specifications of the Tamron 70-180mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) lens:

  • Focal length – 70-180 mm;
  • Field of view angle – 13 ° 42′-34 ° 21 ‘;
  • Optical design – 19 elements in 14 groups, including a total of six XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) elements, as well as three GM (Glass Fould Aspherical) and hybrid aspherical elements;
  • Aperture – f / 2.8-f / 22;
  • The number of aperture blades is 9;
  • The minimum focusing distance is 0.85 m (in the entire range of focal lengths with autofocus), 0.27 m (with a focal length of 70 mm and manual focus), 0.85 m (with a focal length of 180 mm and manual focus);
  • The maximum magnification ratio is 1: 4.6 m (in the entire range of focal lengths with autofocus), 1: 2 (with a focal length of 70 mm and manual focus), 1: 4.6 m (with a focal length of 180 mm and manual focus) ;
  • Filter installation diameter – 67 mm;
  • Diameter – 81 mm;
  • Length – 149 mm;
  • Mass – 810 g
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