Tamron’s “all in one” 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 is now officially announced

Jun 11, 2020

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Tamron’s “all in one” 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 is now officially announced

Jun 11, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Even thought Tamron has been struggling with lens issues for Nikon and Sony, it looks like that doesn’t stop them from releasing the long-awaited “all in one” lens. After leaked photos and a flyer with some more info, the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is now officially announced. Preorders are open and it should start shipping soon. And just like we assumed, it’s available for Sony E mount only (at least for now).

The lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Of course, you can also use it with APS-C models where it will provide a 42-300mm equivalent focal length range. It’s built from 18 elements in 14 groups, with a 7-blade diaphragm.

RXD in the lens’ name stands for Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive autofocus motor. Tamron promises quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance, so you can use the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 for both photos and video. This focusing system also offers a minimum focusing distance of 7.5″ and a 1:3.1 maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects.

Note that the lens doesn’t have image stabilization, which might be a deal breaker for some of you. According to Tamron, their engineers focused on creating a compact and lightweight zoom lens instead.

The Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is moisture-resistant, so you can use it in less than ideal weather conditions. The front element features a fluorine coating to protect it against dust, dirt, and smearing.

Let’s check out the full specs:

Focal Length28 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/16 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View75° 23′ to 12° 21′
Minimum Focus Distance7.5″ / 19.05 cm
Maximum Magnification0.32x
Optical Design18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.91 x 4.6″ / 74 x 116.8 mm
Weight1.27 lb / 575.5 g

You can preorder the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD at the price of $729. The shipping date hasn’t been specifically determined because the coronavirus situation still makes everything unpredictable. Still, we hope that the lens will be in your hands in the upcoming few weeks.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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