Tamron announces the development of a new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens for Sony E-mount

Tamron announces the development of the already leaked new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens (pricing was not announced but the previous version is currently listed at $1,099 after a $100 off rebate):

"Tamron II 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens Coming Soon] The previously announced 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens has been officially released recently. The new lens will be the first for mirrorless cameras. The Sony E-mount version is launched. The new lens still maintains the portability feature. The length is only 156.5mm and the weight is 855g. Tamron’s VC anti-shake mechanism is added to make this lens more stable for handheld shooting. In addition, the second-generation 70-180mm F/2.8 adopts a new optical design, which can achieve excellent blur effect under the premise of maintaining high resolution. The focus motor also improves the focus tracking performance. In addition, the new lens also achieves a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. With the magnification ratio of 1:2.6, the close-up ability of the lens is further improved." (Google translated)

Press release:

TAMRON announces the development of 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065) for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless. Class-leading compact and lightweight* telephoto zoom

August 9, 2023, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065), a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Product Overview

The 70-180mm F2.8 G2 marks the further evolution of the first-generation model that earned high acclaim in the marketplace and incorporates several enhancements. Leading the list of improvements of the new G2 lens is the incorporation of TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. The lens maintains the maneuverability of class-leading compact size and weight* while enabling shooting with greater stability.
The optical design has been revamped from the first-generation 70-180mm F2.8 and achieves uncompromising high image quality across the entire zoom range. TAMRON also shortened the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) at the wide end to 0.3m (11.8in) compared to the first-generation 0.85m (33.5in), enabling users to enjoy unique photographic expressions distinctive to the lens. Additionally, the new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom features TAMRON’s renowned VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism enabling high-speed, high-precision auto-focusing that performs well whether shooting stills or video. The new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom also supports the dedicated TAMRON Lens UtilityTM and TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM apps that were developed in-house by TAMRON. The software can be used to customize functions based on various shooting styles for still photography and video. The new lens design improves operability and provides scratch resistance. This single lens combines profound maneuverability and practicality that is worthy of the second-generation G2 badge and will deliver shooting experiences that make a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens even more enjoyable.

Product Features

1. Even with VC image stabilization, the lens is just 156.5mm (6.2in) long and weighs only 855g (30.2oz)
2. Revamped optical design delivers truly superb performance at all focal lengths
3. VXD provides high-speed and high-precision AF with vastly improved subject tracking
4. Equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism
5. Achieves MOD of 0.3m (11.8in) at 70mm and 0.85m (33.5in) at 180mm
6. Proprietary software tool TAMRON Lens Utility for lens function customization
7. Additional features for greater convenience
8. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating)
9. Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
10. 67mm filter size, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
This product is developed, manufactured, and sold under the license agreement with Nikon Corporation.

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