Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Official Announced and Preorders

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2:
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In addition to greatly improving optical and AF performance, the functions can be customized. 2nd generation “G2” full-size mirrorless large-diameter standard zoom
28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)

Released on October 28, 2021

Tamron Co., Ltd. (President: Shiro Asaka, Headquarters: Saitama City), a comprehensive optical equipment manufacturer, has announced that it is a large-diameter standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount compatible with full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras “28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD”. G2 (Model A063) ”(hereinafter referred to as Model A063) will be released on October 28, 2021. In addition, due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection in the future, there is a possibility that the release date review and supply will be delayed.

Product name 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)
Release date * October 28, 2021
* Due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the release may be postponed or the supply may be delayed.
Suggested retail price 123,200 yen (tax included)

The Model A063 has evolved further as a successor to the highly acclaimed “28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)” (hereafter Model A036). While maintaining the size of the Model A036, which has a reputation for being compact and easy to use, the design has been reviewed from scratch and the optical system has been redesigned to achieve even better depiction performance. It has the performance to support the latest digital cameras with increasing pixel count. A linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) is newly adopted for AF drive, achieving high-speed and high-precision AF. The shortest shooting distance at the wide-angle end is 0.18m, the maximum shooting magnification is 1: 2.7, and the close-up shooting capability is also evolving. In addition, a new design has been adopted to improve operability and texture.

Model A063 is a new regular lens suitable for the 2nd generation “G2” proposed by Tamron, which opened up the genre of “compact large-diameter standard zoom”.

Customize the lens with the proprietary software “TAMRON Lens Utility ™”
This lens can use the newly developed dedicated software “TAMRON Lens Utility”. Connect the “connector port” for personal computer communication mounted on the lens to the personal computer with the “TAMRON Connection Cable” (sold separately) * 1) , and customize various functions and update the latest firmware with the dedicated software “TAMRON Lens Utility”. It is possible to do it. By customizing the functions according to various shooting styles such as still images and movies, you can achieve more fulfilling shooting.

* 1) TAMRON Connection Cable (terminal shape: USB Type-A to Type-C)

“TAMRON Lens Utility Function List”
● Customize focus set button
・ AB focus: A function that moves the focus smoothly from subject to subject.
-Focus preset: A function that moves the focus to the recorded focus position with a single click.
-AF / MF switching: A function for switching AF / MF using the focus set button.
-Focus / aperture ring function switching: This function allows you to switch the focus ring to the aperture ring using the focus set button.
-Camera body function assignment: This function allows you to use the functions assigned in advance on your camera body with the focus set button.
* When not in use, the focus set button can be disabled.

● Focus ring customization
・ MF rotation direction: This function allows you to set the rotation direction of the focus ring.
-MF response: A function that allows you to set the focus movement method when operating the focus ring.

● Firmware update

Product features
1. Best-in-class high image quality condensed in a compact body
The lens configuration with the latest design, which is a review of the optical system from scratch, is 17 elements in 15 groups. By arranging two LD (Low Dispersion) lenses and two aspherical lenses, which are special glass materials, at the optimum location, the occurrence of various aberrations is suppressed to the utmost limit. The image quality of this lens has been greatly improved compared to the original Model A036 from the widest aperture, and extremely high resolution performance can be obtained in every corner of the screen over the entire zoom range. In addition, the suppressed ball bokeh and the beautiful and soft bokeh unique to large apertures are also attractive. The high performance that can be used in combination with a high-end ultra-high pixel digital camera is realized in the compact size that is well-established in the original Model A036.

2. Equipped with VXD that enables high-speed, high-precision AF
A linear motor focus mechanism VXD is used for AF drive. High-speed, high-precision AF has excellent responsiveness to the photographer’s intentions, so even with a large-diameter lens, stress-free and comfortable focusing is possible from the shortest shooting distance to infinity. .. Its AF speed is about twice as fast as the original Model A036 * 2) . It also has excellent focus tracking on moving objects, so you can capture important moments without missing them. In addition, the motor drive noise is low and it is excellent in quietness, making it ideal for still image shooting and movie shooting in a quiet environment.

* 2) Compared to the stepping motor unit “RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive)” equipped with Model A036.

3. Achieves a minimum shooting distance of 0.18m and a maximum shooting magnification of 1: 2.7 at the wide-angle end.
The 2nd generation “G2” Model A063 achieves 0.18m, which exceeds the shortest shooting distance of 0.19m at the wide-angle end of the original Model A036. The working distance is only about 4.4 cm. With a maximum shooting magnification of 1: 2.7, you can express the power of a large image of the subject while putting the background wide on the screen, so you can take wide macro shots as you approach the subject freely.

4. Improved operability by adopting a new design
The 2nd generation “G2” Model A063 uses a new design that symbolizes the future Tamron lenses. By changing the shape of the zoom rubber and focus rubber, the grip feeling is improved and the operability is improved. The deep glossy black paint on the exterior makes it hard to scratch and improves scratch resistance. Furthermore, stains such as fingerprints are less noticeable. In addition, by adding metal parts to the internal mechanism, smoother operability has been achieved, and the zoom ring has improved rigidity and torque, achieving smoother operability.

5. Filter diameter φ67 mm. Lightweight and compact design with an emphasis on practicality

6. Compatible with various camera functions such as “Fast Hybrid AF” and “Eye AF” installed in Sony cameras


Model name A063
Focal length 28-75mm <When using a 35mm full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera>
Brightness F2.8
Angle of view (diagonal angle of view) 75 ° 23′-32 ° 11′<When using a 35mm full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera>
Lens configuration 17 sheets in 15 groups
Shortest shooting distance 0.18m (WIDE) /0.38m (TELE)
Maximum shooting magnification 1: 2.7 (WIDE) /1: 4.1 (TELE)
Filter diameter φ67mm
Maximum diameter φ75.8mm
length* 117.6mm
mass 540g
Aperture blade 9 sheets (circular aperture) **
Minimum aperture F22
Standard accessories Flower-shaped hood, lens cap
Compatible mount For Sony E mount

* Length = From the tip of the lens to the mount surface.
** Maintains an almost circular aperture shape from the maximum aperture to the state where the aperture is stopped down by two steps.

Specifications, appearance, performance, etc. are subject to change without notice.

This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the licensed E-mount specifications under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

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