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Tamron’s Compact Offering for Sony


Tamron has announced the launch of the 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The 20-40mm is a new fast-aperture standard zoom lens that can be easily carried around for everyday shooting for both still images and video. Designed for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the lens was created for extreme portabilit­y that is ideal for everyday use. Starting from 20mm at the wide-angle end and covering up to 40mm in the standard focal range, it is the smallest and lightest in its class, according to Tamron. The lens incorporat­es Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), an AF drive system using the linear motor focus mechanism. The VXD boasts superior quietness and agile performanc­e and achieves high-speed and high precision autofocus. The lens offers a minimum object distance of 0.17m and maximum magnificat­ion ratio 1:3.8 at the wide end.

The lens has a compact and lightweigh­t design at 86.5mm and 365g. The compact and lightweigh­t design offers excellent handling that is well balanced even when using with accessorie­s like camera grips and gimbal stabiliser­s. The lens is constructe­d with 12 elements in 11 groups. With four LD (Low Dispersion), two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and one Hybrid Aspherical lens element, it boasts a generous arrangemen­t of special lens elements that strike a balance between high image quality and compact size across the entire zoom range. The lens is threaded to accept 67mm filters, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras, and features moisture-resistant constructi­on and fluorine coating.

The lens facilitate­s rapid zooming with a zoom ring rotation arc of just 65 degrees. It is compatible with Tamron Lens Utility software for focus ring function setting and firmware updates. Price is yet to be announced.

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