Tamron Unveils 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD and 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 for Sony E-mount

Tamron has announced final pricing and availability details for the 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD, flexible zoom for full-frame alongside a second-gen version of its 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2. Both lenses are coming this fall for Sony E-mount.

The 35-150mm f/2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide-angle (35mm) through telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography. It is the first zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of f/2. With high-level performance under a wide variety of shooting conditions, this new fast lens is ideal for trips aimed at creating photographic works. In addition, by incorporating the VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, the lens features very high-speed and high-precision autofocus for a fast-aperture lens. It also incorporates a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic convenience.

This lens supports the full array of frequently used angles-of-view including wide-angle, standard, medium telephoto, and telephoto, making it easy to compose the perfect shot without changing your position from the subject.

The lens features custom switch settings that allow two focus positions to be set and the lens to be quickly shifted between each. It also allows a photographer to set the desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single press of the Focus Set Button. The lens also supports the ability to switch the focus ring from focus to aperture adjustment, and custom functions can be assigned from the camera body.

Below are a few image samples provided by Tamron, photographed by Shinya Takahashi with the Sony Alpha 7R IV:

The 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) is the successor of the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a popular zoom lens that has earned high evaluation worldwide. It reflects the fruits of continuous evolution and customer-focused refinement. Retaining the well-received compact size of its predecessor, the new 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 incorporates a new optical construction based on a design that has been revamped to enhance imaging performance and its features are compatible with the latest model digital cameras that offer an increased resolution.

The AF drive, TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, is adopted to deliver higher autofocus speed with greater precision. With the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.1” at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, the lens boasts advanced close-up shooting performance. Additionally, it features a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic texture.

TAMRON pioneered the category of compact fast-aperture standard zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras and the new 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 truly is a next-generation lens for everyday use.

Below are a set of sample images provided by Tamron, taken by Keita Suzuki on a Sony Alpha 7R III:

Both lenses will be available from October 28th, with the 35-150mm f/2-2.8mm Di II VXD set to sell for around $1899, and the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 selling with a recommended price of $899, a $100 premium over the older version.

More info on Tamron’s website.

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