- Built with Mirrorless in Mind
- The smallest and lightest F2.8 tele-zoom lens fits comfortably in your hand
- Fast F2.8 aperture captures the world in vivid detail
- Proprietary VC mechanism empowers mobility
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens for Sony FE stands as a testament to innovation in telephoto zoom lenses. This second-generation marvel, the TAMRON 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065), continues to redefine the possibilities in the 70-200mm telephoto zoom class. It caters to Sony full-frame E-mount users with exceptional portability and impeccable image quality.
The world’s smallest and lightest F2.8 tele-zoom lens fits comfortably in your hand
Unveiling the world's smallest and lightest F2.8 tele-zoom lens, the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 reimagines convenience and comfort in your hands. Building upon the legacy of its predecessor, the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), this "G2" model retains the coveted fast F2.8 aperture while introducing TAMRON's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) technology, enhancing its close-up capabilities. Yet, remarkably, it retains its status as the world's most compact and lightweight lens in its class, measuring just 156.5mm / 6.2in in length at the wide 70mm end and weighing a mere 855g / 30.2oz.
The amazing performance of the fast F2.8 aperture captures the world in vivid detail
The optical design of the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 has undergone a complete transformation to deliver uncompromising optical excellence across the zoom range. This model boasts a sophisticated optical construction featuring 20 elements arranged in 15 groups. Multiple special lens elements, including XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), three LD (Low Dispersion), two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical), and one hybrid aspherical lens element, work in harmony to combat chromatic aberrations and various other optical imperfections. The BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating, a testament to TAMRON's cutting-edge technology, effectively suppresses ghosting and flare, ensuring your images are sharp, clear, and filled with intricate details.
The large F2.8 aperture of this lens unlocks a world of expressive possibilities, from capturing snapshots to portraits and sweeping landscapes. It creates stunning, soft bokeh, expanding your creative horizons in any shooting situation.
Capture your vision with fast and precise AF and improved tracking performance
When it comes to autofocus, the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 continues to impress with its VXD (Voice-coil extreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism. This AF system, inherited from its predecessor, delivers agile and precise focusing performance. It operates with remarkable precision, adjusting in steps of just 0.005mm, less than one-tenth the width of a human hair. The calculations behind this technology have been further refined to enhance tracking performance for moving subjects, making it a versatile choice for both still images and video. Additionally, the linear motor system operates almost silently, a valuable feature when shooting in noise-sensitive environments.
TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism empowers mobility
TAMRON's proprietary VC mechanism is a key addition to the lens, ensuring stability by counteracting camera shake during telephoto or close-up shooting. This feature is particularly useful in low-light conditions, allowing you to capture sharp results, even in challenging scenarios like evening and night photography or dimly lit indoor scenes. The lens also utilizes AI technologies to optimize compensation characteristics for videography at focal lengths of 100mm or less, enhancing your video capabilities.
MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.3m (11.8in) opens new possibilities
A significant achievement is the reduced MOD (Minimum Object Distance) to 0.3m (11.8in), expanding your creative freedom when composing images. This autofocus-enabled close focusing was previously only achievable with manual focusing in the 1st-generation model. The MOD now stands at 0.3m / 11.8in at the 70mm end and 0.85m / 33.5in at the 180mm end, with a working distance as close as 12cm (4.7in) at the 70mm end. This enhancement opens up new avenues for your photography, allowing you to explore unique compositions and create striking bokeh effects.
Compatible with TAMRON Lens Utility™ software
For added convenience, the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 is compatible with the TAMRON Lens Utility software, available for PC and Android™ OS. This in-house-developed software enables you to customize lens settings, assign camera body functions, and update firmware seamlessly. The mobile version also offers unique functions that can be controlled remotely, enhancing your shooting experience.
Enhanced overall lens design for user-friendly operation
Lastly, the lens's overall design has been refined to improve user-friendliness. Every detail, from the lens's exterior surface to its grip performance, has been meticulously examined. The lens now boasts a shiny and glossy black exterior with improved abrasion resistance, making it less susceptible to scratches and fingerprints. The brand ring features a smoothly curved, glossy surface, exuding a sense of functional beauty and high quality.
|Lens Format||Full Frame|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Focus Type||Autofocus, Manual|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.8" / 0.3 m|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||Wide: 1:2.6 |
|Lens Construction||20 elements in 15 groups|
|Angle of View||34°21' - 13°42'|
|Dimensions (Ø x L)||6.2" / 156.5mm|
|Weight||30.2 oz / 855 g|