Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
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Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E


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Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E hеlр уоu асhіеvе ріn-ѕhаrр fосuѕ, thе nеwlу dеvеlореd VХD (Vоісе-соіl еХtrеmе-tоrquеDrіvе) lіnеаr mоtоr fосuѕ mесhаnіѕm рrоduсеѕ аn аutоfосuѕ drіvе thаt іѕ quіеtеr аnd quісkеr thаn еvеr bеfоrе mаkіng іt іdеаl fоr fаѕt-mоvіng ѕubјесtѕ аnd аlѕо grеаt fоr vіdео. Іn аddіtіоn, а flоаtіng ѕуѕtеm іѕ uѕеd tо асhіеvе ехсеllеnt орtісаl реrfоrmаnсе аt аll ѕhооtіng dіѕtаnсеѕ. Ву ѕіmultаnеоuѕlу ореrаtіng twо VХD unіtѕ vіа еlесtrоnіс соntrоl, thе ѕуѕtеm рrоduсеѕ іmрrеѕѕіvе орtісаl реrfоrmаnсе thrоughоut thе fосuѕ аnd zооm rаngе.

Соnѕtruсtіоn оf thе 70-180mm VХD lеnѕ іnсludеѕ ѕеvеrаl ѕресіаl lеnѕ еlеmеntѕ thаt соntrіbutе tо іtѕ ѕuреrb іmаgіng реrfоrmаnсе. Тhе vеrу ѕhоrt 0.85m МОD (Міnіmum Оbјесt Dіѕtаnсе) ехраndѕ іtѕ оvеrаll vеrѕаtіlіtу аѕ wеll, mаkіng іt grеаt fоr сlоѕе-uрѕ. Іtѕ 67mm fіltеr dіаmеtеr іѕ аlѕо соmmоn wіth оthеr Таmrоn lеnѕеѕ fоr Ѕоnу Е-mоunt full-frаmе саmеrаѕ, аddіng tо uѕеr соnvеnіеnсе whеn hаvіng а rаngе оf Таmrоn lеnѕеѕ іn thіѕ ѕеrіеѕ.

Оthеr fеаturеѕ thаt ѕuрроrt а grеаt ѕhооtіng ехреrіеnсе іnсludе Моіѕturе-Rеѕіѕtаnt Соnѕtruсtіоn fоr аddеd wеаthеr рrоtесtіоn аnd Fluоrіnе соаtіng tо thе frоnt еlеmеnt fоr еаѕу mаіntеnаnсе. Іn аddіtіоn, thе 70-180mm F/2.8 іѕ fullу соmраtіblе wіth vаrіоuѕ саmеrа-ѕресіfіс fеаturеѕ іnсludіng Fаѕt Нуbrіd АF аnd Еуе АF.

Dеvеlореd undеr thе соnсерt оf “mаkіng lаrgе ареrturе zооm lеnѕеѕ uѕеr-frіеndlу”, thе70-180mm F/2.8 рrоvіdеѕ uѕеrѕ wіth а grеаt роrtrаіt аnd tеlерhоtо орtіоn tо соmрlеmеnt thе ехіѕtіng 17-28mm F/2.8 RХD wіdеаnglе zооm аnd thе 28-75mm F/2.8 RХD ѕtаndаrd zооm lеnѕ.

Features of the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E

  • Continuous F/2.8 throughout the zoom range
  • No barrel extension
  • Weighs just 810g
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 27cm
  • VXD system (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive)
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • Hydrophobic Fluorine Coating
  • Fully compatible with various camera-specific features, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
  • 67mm filter diameter
  • Extended 5 years warranty – Register Here
Compact and light-weight body facilitates active telephoto shooting

Tamron designed this compact and light-weight lens to be the ideal combination with a full-frame mirrorless camera. To achieve this diminutive size while maintaining the high performance of the F/2.8 aperture, Tamron selected the focal length of 180mm at the telephoto end and employed an innovative zoom mechanism. Also, the image stabilization features of the host camera body are utilized for shake-free shooting. The result is a compact telephoto zoom lens that is comfortable and easy to shoot handheld.

Additionally, the filter diameter is the same 67mm as Tamron’s the other lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras in the series. This feature makes filter-related tasks simple and removes the hassle of looking for front caps with differing diameters when changing lenses. The impressive portability of this lens expands its usefulness to many different fields of photography.

The highest levels of autofocus speed and precision in Tamron’s 70 year history

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 in), less than one-tenth the width of a human hair! This provides unprecedented fast and precise AF performance. 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. Focus tracking has been vastly improved to facilitate sports and racing photography, two common subjects for telephoto zooms. This ensures that those dramatic, action-packed moments are never missed, whether shooting still photos or video. Additionally, this zoom offers superior quietness, making it ideal for shooting in low-noise environments as the linear motor is structured to reduce the vibrations produced during drive operation (as compared to a conventional drive system).

Outstanding image quality to capture the ambience of the moment

In developing the 70-180mm F/2.8, Tamron sought to strike a balance between compact size and light weight without sacrificing high image quality. The optical construction features 19 elements in 14 groups. The generous arrangement of special lens elements including XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion), GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and hybrid aspherical lens elements achieves exceptionally high resolving power and controls aberrations from image center to the edges.

The BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating is used to suppress ghosting and flare and to render subjects in exacting, full-contrast detail even under backlit conditions. In short, the lens delivers outstanding sharpness and enables clear expression, capturing the mood of any scene without compromise across the entire zoom range.

MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of just 0.85m (33.5 in)

The MOD of the 70-180mm F/2.8 is just 0.85m (33.5 in) across the entire zoom range, a surprising accomplishment for a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens. Thanks to this short distance, at the 180mm telephoto end in particular, the Maximum Magnification Ratio is 1:4.6, allowing you to create powerful images. Moreover, a floating component equipped with two VXD linear motor 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. Users can experience unique photographic expressions and high image quality possible only with this lens.

Close-up photography at 0.27m (10.6 in) to unleash a new shooting experience

A unique capability of the 70-180mm F/2.8 is shooting in the close-up range down to 0.27m (10.6 in) at the 70mm wide-angle end in manual focus (MF). While this mode makes it difficult to focus around the image periphery, it allows you to peer into a new world that can only be rendered by this lens. Discover this entirely new shooting experience.
* For more details, please visit this website: https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/guide/closeup.html

Tamron’s lineup of three large aperture zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras

With the addition of this telephoto zoom to the lineup of light-weight, high performance lenses, Tamron has completed its assortment of three F/2.8 large aperture zoom lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless. The other two models are the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) ultra-wide zoom, and the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) standard zoom. The greatest feature of the series is the excellent portability. Combined, the three lenses are unbelievably light at just 1,780g (62.8 oz), fulfilling the photographer’s dream of being able to easily carry three fast, potent zoom lenses at the same time.

Pursue a wide range of photography with a lineup of lenses that all have the same 67mm filter diameter

Great things come in compact packages! This lineup includes other lenses that share the same filter diameter of 67mm. Lenses in this series feature small and light designs suitable for pairing with mirrorless cameras, and the filter diameter of each lens is the same 67mm. In addition to providing excellent portability when carrying multiple lenses, costly Polarizers, ND and other filters can be used interchangeably. Plus, the hassle of looking for different-sized lens caps when switching lenses has been eliminated. In addition to outstanding optical quality, you will enjoy the highest level of convenience across the entire lineup.

What’s in the box?

  • Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
  • Tamron SP Front Lens Cap (67mm)
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood

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Specifications of the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E

Model A056
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View
34°21′-13°42′ (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance AF: 0.85m /33.5 in (Full zoom range)
(MF: 0.27m /10.6 in (Wide), 0.85m /33.5 in (Tele))*
Maximum Magnification Ratio AF: 1:4.6, MF: 1:2 (Wide) / 1:4.6 (Tele)*
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ81mm
Length** 149mm (5.9 in)
Weight 810g (28.6 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)***
Minumum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

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Weight 810 g
Dimensions 149 mm

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