Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount
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29/09/2022

Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount

The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 for Sony E-Mount cameras has just been announced. This new lens offer Sony Alpha users a unique perspective on the world and features a fast-aperture with ultra-wide to standard zoom lens focal range that compact and will make a fantastic everyday choice.

The new Tamron 20-40mm is an ideal solution for anyone shooting video or stills. The 20mm wide angled focal length is ideal for landscape photography of close-range vlogging, while the 40mm gives you a little more distance for creative shots utilising the large f/2.8 aperture.

Incorporating Tamron’s Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive (VXD), an autofocus system using the linear motor focus mechanism enables a quiet and agile performance, that enables high-speed and high-precision autofocus.

The optical configuration enables a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of just 17 centimetres and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8 at 20mm. This makes the lens a great solutuion for close-range shooting and wide-angle macro photography.

Fast F/2.8 aperture, compact size and versatile 20-40mm zoom

With this new 20-40mm F/2.8 zoom Tamron creates a new focal range for a standard zoom lens. It delivers a fast F/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range from 20mm to 40mm and achieves a class-leading compact and lightweight design at just 86.5mm and 365g.

At the longest zoom end, the lens offers a standard focal range of 40mm, handy for everyday shooting of snaps, portraits, and food photos. Meanwhile, at the wide end, the ultra-wide 20mm focal length lets users enjoy a broad range of photography. This includes stunning and powerful natural landscapes that make use of the unique ultra wide-angle perspective, something that cannot be expressed as readily with a fast-aperture standard zoom lens that starts at 24mm. 

A great lens option for vlogging with your Sony camera

The compact size of the Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 makes it an ideal choice for vloggers and use with a gimbal system or grip stabiliser.

This 20-40mm F2.8 lens features an optical construction consisting of 12 elements in 11 groups. Four LD (Low Dispersion), two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and one Hybrid Aspherical lens element, make up the internal arrangement of glass and enables a beautiful soft bokeh effect through the range.

Tamron’s VXD linear motor for silent high-level AF speed and precision

The VXD Auto focus system enables high-speed, high-precision focus that is able to respond to the creative intentions of the photographer. The speed of the VXD system enables excellent focus tracking of moving objects so that you never miss those important moments.

  • Wide macro shooting: MOD of 0.17m and a magnification ratio of 1:3.8
  • Rapid zooming (The zoom ring rotation arc is just 65°)
  • Compatible with Tamron Lens UtilityTM software for Focus Ring Function Setting and firmware updates (TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM that was announced as under development on August 4, 2022, will be supported on the 20-40mm F2.8 upon firmware upgrade of the lens. Schedule to be announced at a later date.)
  • New design housing with improved texture and scratch resistance
  • 67mm filter size, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating on front lens
  • Compatible with many Sony specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF

Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Availability and price

The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), will be available in the UK and Ireland in October 2022. The recommended retail price will be £879.99 in the UK and €1029.99 in Ireland. 

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