Everything leaked early yesterday, but Tamron has now officially launched their new 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2, 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 lenses for Sony E Mount. All three of the new prime lenses have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and offer 1:2 macro capability. All three lenses are the same size, weigh around the same (215g-ish) and feature the same sized 67mm filter thread.
Tamron first teased a collection of four new lenses back in August. There wasn’t really any information about them back then, but they were expected to be Sony FE mount. In September we found out that they are the 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.8 and 70-180mm f/2.8 lenses and were indeed Sony FE mount lenses.
Now, the complete press release for the announcement has shown up on Sony Alpha Rumors, along with photos of the lenses and sample images. The official announcement is expected later today (or early tomorrow, for those in Europe).
Recently, Tamron published a teaser video for four new lenses they planned to announce at some point in October. It was reported that they were to be a 70-180mm f/2.8 zoom along with 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 primes. Now, it seems Sony Alpha Rumors has potential release dates for all four lenses. Or at least, release years.
Tamron is about to announce as many as four new lenses, according to a recently published teaser video. Although there isn’t too much information, the users have their own predictions and hopes for the upcoming lenses.
A few days ago, the $900 Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE was officially released for preorders. The new lens seems to have got many Sony users excited. So excited, that Tamron can’t keep up with their demands, so the lens won’t be shipped on the scheduled 25 July to everyone who preorders it.
When buying a new lens, a common dilemma is whether to go for a native or a third-party lens. The third-party lenses are usually much cheaper, but how good are they? In this video, Jay P Morgan and Kenneth Merrill compare two standard E-mount zoom lenses for full frame Sony cameras: an $879 Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and a $2,198 Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM. How do they compare in terms of sharpness, image quality, and autofocus for both photo and video? Check out the video below for more details.