My main objective isn’t to provide an in-depth ‘review’ of the lens, but I hope to offer the reader a few insights in terms of how the lens performs from a landscape photographer’s perspective. A photographer who usually prefers to shoot ultra wide angle. I received the Tamron 17–28 in October and have had time to play around with the lens a little; enough to form an opinion and to shoot some example images (by adding a Dark Reader extension to your browser it will be possible to view the images on black).
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.