Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 E for Sony is official, also 35mm f/1.4 and 35-150mm f/2.8-4 lenses for full frame DLSRs

Feb 20, 2019

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.

Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 E for Sony is official, also 35mm f/1.4 and 35-150mm f/2.8-4 lenses for full frame DLSRs

Feb 20, 2019

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.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E mount was rumoured yesterday to be announced today, and now that announcement has come. Tamron has today officially announced development of the new 17-28mm f/2.8 lens, along with two others destined for Nikon and Canon full frame DSLRs. The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD prime lens and Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD zoom.

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD – Sony E Mount

The Tanrom 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is designed to be a lightweight and less expensive alternative to the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for when you need a quick wide angle lens. Tamron says that it’s particularly suited to landscape, astrophotography and architectural shooting, but then goes on to say that it offers quick and near-silent autofocus, which aren’t really essential for those genres. So, I imagine it will suit other applications where you’ll want wide angles with an f/2.8 aperture, too.

  • Focal length: 17-28mm
  • Mount: Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Max aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum focus distance: 19cm (7.48″)
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Filter thread: 67mm

There’s no word on price or exact availability yet, although it is expected to launch sometime in the middle of 2019.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD – Nikon F & Canon EF

As well as the new Sony E lens, Tamron hasn’t forgotten about those “dinosaur” DSLRs that many of us still shoot. They’ve also announced development of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for Nikon F and Canon EF full frame DSLRs.

  • Focal length: 35mm
  • Mount: Nikon F & Canon EF
  • Format: Full frame
  • Max aperture: f/1.4
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Stabilisation: None

Exact pricing and availability for this lens is also currently unknown, but as with the 17-28mm for Sony, this lens is also expected sometime in mid-2019.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-43 Di VC OSD – Nikon F & Canon EF

Another one for the full frame DSLRs, the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4.0 is a variable aperture zoom containing both low dispersion glass and aspherical elements to help reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations.

  • Focal length: 35-150mm
  • Mount: Nikon F & Canon EF
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Max aperture: f/2.8-4
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Stabilisation: Yes
  • Minimum focus distance: 45cm (1.48′)

As with the other two, it’s expected to come out mid-2019, but beyond that there’s no specific release date yet. And, no, there’s no price yet, either.

All three lenses will be on display at CP+ in Japan, and WPPI in Las Vegas.

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

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.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 responses to “Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 E for Sony is official, also 35mm f/1.4 and 35-150mm f/2.8-4 lenses for full frame DLSRs”

  1. Malte Sörensen Avatar
    Malte Sörensen

    They will probably create a 75-200(ish) since they’ve changed the focal length of their zooms compared to other brands. so they now have a 17-28, 28-75 so it will probably start at 75mm at it’s widest. But it will most likely take a while for them to start producing it concidering they just launched this one

    1. Uchujin Avatar
      Uchujin

      My understanding is the slightly different focal length on the 28-75 compared to the classic 24-70 is all about the physics. A 24mm at the wide end zoom needs by necessity to have bigger and therefor heavier glass elements.
      This is why Tamron chose to go 28-75.
      That aside I would be more than happy with a 75-200 or 80-210 at a similar price point to their other superb lenses. Sooner the better :)