Telephoto Freedom for Sony E Mount Cameras
Discover telephoto freedom with the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) lens. This f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens is smaller and lighter than any in its class*, making it easier than ever to capture brilliant portraits, sports action, wildlife, live music, and other mid-to-long-range subjects. Not only is the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 E mount lens perfectly sized for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras; it’s also fully compatible with Sony in-camera features such as Eye AF and Fast Hybrid AF.
*As of March 2020
Tamron’s Fastest, Most Accurate AF Ever
Thanks to a brand new VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor, the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 lens delivers Tamron’s fastest and most accurate autofocus to date*. An innovative floating system powers two VXD units simultaneously, resulting in pinpoint sharpness and clarity from near to infinity. Dramatically improved focus tracking ensures you’ll never miss a crucial moment, whether it’s on the sports field or the racing track. The linear motor also makes this lens amazingly quiet – perfect for photographing undisturbed moments and recording unspoilt audio for video.
Exceptional Edge-to-Edge Image Quality
Capture life just as you see it. The Tamron 70-180mm lens offers exceptional images, with outstanding definition from edge to edge, thanks to an advanced optical design featuring 19 special lens elements. The f/2.8 maximum aperture provides consistent brightness across the zoom range, while a BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating minimises flare and ghosting to keep contrast high and colours true, even in backlighting. Shooting handheld or in low light? The Tamron 70-180mm supports in-camera image stabilisation, allowing you to capture crisp shots free from blur.
Focus as Closely as 85cm
Unusually for a large-aperture telephoto zoom, the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 lens boasts a minimum object distance of 85cm at every focal length. This means you can capture high-impact telephoto shots considerably close-up, with 1:4.6 maximum magnification ratio (at the telephoto end). In manual focus mode the lens can shoot as closely as 27cm (at the 70mm wide-angle setting), allowing you to create beautifully expressive, dreamlike images with soft peripheral blur.
Moisture-Resistant and Easy to Handle
Measuring a compact 81mm x 149mm (when zoomed out), the Tamron 70-180mm lens is both easy to travel with and comfortable to handhold. The lens’ moisture-resistant design ensures you can keep shooting even when the weather turns bad. The fluorine-coated front element repels water and oil, providing added protection and easy-clean convenience. On the move? Switch on the zoom lock to stop the lens barrel from extending accidentally while you’re out and about.