Official photos of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens leak ahead of official announcement

Mar 24, 2020

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Official photos of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens leak ahead of official announcement

Mar 24, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Tamron hasn’t announced its upcoming 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens yet, however product photographs of the new lens have leaked online. As is often the case these days, the images have been released by Nokishita by way of Twitter. There are no official specs yet, other than the obvious ones – the focal length range and maximum aperture, but here’s what the new lens looks like.

https://twitter.com/nokishita_c/status/1242376857363689472

Tamron did announce last year that four new lenses were coming for Sony E mount, with one of them possibly being the 70-180mm f/2.8. Now it looks like we might be close to an official announcement soon if the images are this polished. And while the official specs haven’t yet been published, a couple of early pre-production hands-on videos have also popped up on YouTube.

Focal Length 70-180mm
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Focus TypeAutofocus
Optics19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum focus distance27cm (10.63″)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Angle of view34° 21′ to 13° 42′
Aperture blades9, rounded
StabilisationNone
Filter Size67 mm (front)
Dimensions81 x 149mm
Weight810g (1.78lb)

We’ll update the table above as we find out more, but with the lens being on show at WPPI last month and the product images now being ready, I don’t think it’ll be too much longer until we hear official word on the full specs, prices and release date.

How’s the 70-180mm range work for you? Do you prefer the slight extra reach of a 70-200mm? Or is 180mm enough?

[via Photo Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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