The Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.
The 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide-angle (35mm) through telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography.
The new Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 priced at £1599.99 in the UK and $1899.99 in the US.
Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Specifications
|Angle of view||63 ° 26′-16 ° 25′ <When using a 35mm full-size mirrorless interchangeable-
|Lens configuration||21 sheets in 15 groups|
|Shortest shooting distance||0.33m (WIDE) / 0.85m (TELE)|
|Maximum shooting magnification||1: 5.7 (WIDE) / 1: 5.9 (TELE)|
|Aperture blade||9 sheets (circular aperture) **|
|Standard accessories||Flower-shaped hood, lens cap|
|Compatible mount||For Sony E mount|
|Suggested retail price||229,900 yen (tax included)|
World’s first * 1) Achieves wide-angle end open F value F2
Large-aperture “portrait zoom” that enables seamless shooting from quasi-wide-angle to telephoto
35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)
Released on October 28, 2021
Tamron Co., Ltd. (President: Shiro Asaka, Headquarters: Saitama City), a comprehensive optical equipment manufacturer, has announced that it is a large-diameter telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount compatible with full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras “35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di”. The “III VXD (Model A058)” (hereinafter referred to as “Model A058”) will be released on October 28, 2021. In addition, due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection in the future, there is a possibility that the release date review and supply will be delayed.
|Product name||35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)|
|Release date *||October 28, 2021
* Due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the release may be postponed or the supply may be delayed.
|Suggested retail price||229,900 yen (tax included)|
* 1) For full-frame mirrorless Sony E-mount zoom lenses. (As of July 2021. According to Tamron research)
Model A058 is, as a full-size mirror-less single-lens camera corresponding Sony E-mount zoom lens, the first time ※ 1) is a portrait zoom lens of the telephoto 150mm an open F value F2 from the semi-wide-angle 35mm, which was achieved at the wide-angle end. From 35mm for full-body portrait photography including the surrounding scenery to 150mm for bust-up photography that emphasizes facial expression and line of sight, the lens is changed to the optimum focal length for portrait photography centered on medium telephoto 85mm. Covers a wide range without. In addition, by adopting the linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), high-speed and high-precision AF is realized despite the large aperture. It achieves both a large aperture, high image quality, and comfortable AF operation. In addition, a new design has been adopted to improve operability and texture.
This lens, which includes frequently used angles of view from quasi-wide-angle to standard, medium-telephoto, and telephoto, enables seamless shooting without changing lenses, especially in portrait photography where a sense of rhythm is important. We will support you in creating wonderful works without missing the momentary expression of the model.
Customize the lens with the proprietary software “TAMRON Lens Utility ™”
This lens can use the newly developed dedicated software “TAMRON Lens Utility”. Connect the “connector port” for personal computer communication mounted on the lens to the personal computer with “TAMRON Connection Cable” (sold separately) * 2) , and customize various functions and update the latest firmware with the dedicated software “TAMRON Lens Utility”. It is possible to do it. By customizing the functions according to various shooting styles such as still images and movies, you can achieve more fulfilling shooting.
* 2) TAMRON Connection Cable (terminal shape: USB Type-A to Type-C)
“TAMRON Lens Utility Function List”
● Custom switch customization
・ AB Focus: A function that smoothly moves the focus from subject to subject.
-Focus preset: A function that moves the focus to the recorded focus position with a single click.
-Focus / aperture ring function switching: This function allows you to switch the focus ring to the aperture ring using the focus set button.
-Camera body function assignment: This function allows you to use the functions assigned in advance on your camera body with the focus set button.
* When not in use, the focus set button can be disabled.
● Focus ring customization
・ MF rotation direction: This function allows you to set the rotation direction of the focus ring.
-MF response: A function that allows you to set the focus movement method when operating the focus ring.
● Firmware update
1. World’s first F2-2.8 large aperture zoom lens
Model A058 achieves a bright open F value of F2 at a focal length of 35mm compared to a general large-diameter zoom lens with F2.8 through. You can enjoy a large and beautiful bokeh even on the wide-angle side. The brightness of this lens is also a great advantage when you want to suppress camera shake with a fast shutter speed or when you want to suppress noise generation with low ISO sensitivity.
2. Focal length 35-150mm for seamless shooting from quasi-wide-angle to telephoto
With a characteristic focal length from 35mm to 150mm, the Model A058 is a zoom lens with the best focal length for portrait photography. While taking a bust-up photo with 85mm, you can shoot the whole body with 35mm and facial expression with 150mm with one lens. With a simple operation of the zoom ring without changing the lens, you can seamlessly continue shooting from quasi-wide-angle to telephoto at a good tempo, and you will not miss a photo opportunity.
3. Achieves high optical performance over the entire zoom range
Model A058 zooms with the latest optical design that balances four special glass LD (Low Dispersion) lenses and three GM (glass mold aspherical) lenses that suppress light dispersion. It boasts excellent optical performance over the entire area. Even in combination with a high-pixel digital camera, stable high image quality can be obtained up to the periphery of the screen, and the beautiful and soft bokeh unique to a large aperture is expressed.
Excellent depiction is possible even at focal lengths such as 50mm, which is a standard for snapshots, 85mm in the medium telephoto range, which is often used for portrait photography, or 100mm and 135mm.
4. Equipped with VXD that enables high-speed, high-precision AF
A linear motor focus mechanism VXD is used for AF drive. The high-level AF speed and accuracy provide excellent responsiveness to the photographer’s intentions, enabling stress-free and comfortable focusing from the shortest shooting distance to infinity even with a large-diameter lens. is. It also has excellent focus tracking on moving objects, so you can capture the moment without missing a moment even in portrait photography. It also features low motor drive noise and excellent quietness, making it ideal for still image shooting and movie shooting in a quiet environment.
5. Achieves a shortest shooting distance of 0.33m at the wide-angle end and high close-up shooting capability
6. Compact F2 start zoom lens
7. Improved texture by adopting a new design, and improved operability by brushing up each part
8. High convenience with simple drip-proof mechanism, antifouling coat, and hood lock mechanism
9. Compatible with various camera functions such as “Fast Hybrid AF” and “Eye AF” installed in Sony cameras