Tam­ron De­tails New FE Mount Zoom

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While most of Tam­ron’s re­cently-launched new lenses have been for D-SLRS, the com­pany has re­vealed it’s plan­ning a 28-75mm f2.8 zoom for Sony’s Fe mount, sched­uled for mid-2018.

The new Di III se­ries lens (Tam­ron’s des­ig­na­tion for lenses for full-35mm mir­ror­less cam­eras) em­ploys a new aut­o­fo­cus­ing drive called ‘RXD’ which stands for Rapid ex­tra-silent Step­ping Drive. Step­ping mo­tors are be­com­ing more fre­quently used for aut­o­fo­cus­ing sys­tems be­cause they’re not only very quiet, but pro­vide the smooth­ness which is es­pe­cially im­por­tant when shoot­ing video. The lens sup­ports Sony’s ‘DmF’ (Di­rect man­ual Fo­cus) func­tion which pro­vides a full­time man­ual over­ride of the aut­o­fo­cus­ing. Ac­cord­ing to Tam­ron’s pre­lim­i­nary specs, the zoom has a min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance of 19 cen­time­tres at 28mm and 39 cen­time­tres at 75mm. It mea­sures 117.8 mm and weighs in at 550 grams.

The Fe mount 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD zoom (a.k.a. model A036) fea­tures a weather-sealed ex­ter­nal con­struc­tion with a flu­o­rine coat­ing on the ex­posed sur­face of the front ele­ment to help bet­ter re­pel mois­ture and grease. The con­fig­u­ra­tion of the op­ti­cal con­struc­tion has yet to be re­vealed. For in­for­ma­tion about Tam­ron lenses visit www.tam­ron.com.au

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