Tamron Announces The Development Of A High-Speed Standard Zoom

The 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD is a new lens for mirrorless camera formats.

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28-75mm F/2.8
Tamron has announced the development of a new high-speed standard zoom lens for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The introduction of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD signals Tamron’s plans to further expand and improve its lens lineup for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras, in addition to its lenses for DSLR and other mirrorless camera formats.

This new lens delivers superb optical performance, including both outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects (bokeh). Photographers will enjoy dynamic wide-angle expressions like never before thanks to a minimum object distance of 0.19 m at the wide-angle zoom setting. Usefulness and versatility are enhanced by its compact size and lightweight, measuring only 117.8mm and weighing 550g.

The lens incorporates an all-new high-speed and precise RXD AF driving system. The RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive), stepping motor unit, operates with remarkable quietness, making it perfect for video use. The lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction that is helpful in outdoor photography, plus hydrophobic Fluorine Coating that is highly resistant to fingerprints and debris. In addition, the lens is compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” system feature of Sony cameras, enabling this new zoom to take full advantage of the advanced functions that ensure comfortable user experiences.

Main features:

  • Superb optical performance, including both outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), provided by fast F/2.8 aperture. 
  • Comfortably lightweight (550g) and compact (117.8mm).
  • Close-focusing; Minimum Object Distance: 0.19m at wide-angle setting and 0.39m at the telephoto position.
  • All-new “RXD” stepping motor AF unit is extremely quiet and therefore perfect for video capture.
  • Exciting next-generation design keeping the brand consistency that is ergonomically superb.
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for weather protection.
  • Compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” feature that enables Sony cameras to instantly switch between autofocus and manual focus.

The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens will be available from mid-2018, price TBA.

As well as the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, Tamron has also announced a new 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens

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RJPhoto 7 16 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2018 4:56PM
Interesting that they've gone back to the older size of 28-75, rather than 24-70. But if the quality matches their 24-70 for Canon (which I use via a Metabones on my A7rII) with this tiny size when compared, I'd be very tempted to get one, as long as the price is right - and when isn't it with Tamron? (I guess the removal/lack of their VC helps keep the size and weight down, and I presume the cost too.)

However, the question is, is this a rebodied 28-75mm they currently produce for the Canon, or is it a new optic design?

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