The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 is a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 marks the further evolution of the 1st-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 weigh while enabling shooting with greater stability. The optical design has been revamped from the 1st-generation 70-180mm f/2.8 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 1st-generation 0.85m (33.5in), enabling users to enjoy unique photographic expressions distinctive to the lens. Additionally, the new 70-180mm f/2.8 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 f/2.8 G2 zoom also supports the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utilityand TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile 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 2nd-generation G2 badge and will deliver shooting experiences that make a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens even more enjoyable.
As with the 1st-generation, the new 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 embodies the aggressive pursuit of compact size and reduced weight. TAMRON achieved a class-leading compact size and lightweight design while still providing a constant f/2.8 aperture, 180mm telephoto reach and VC. The filter size is φ67mm, maximum diameter is φ83mm and the length at the 70mm focal length is 156.5mm (6.2in). The total weight is just 855g (30.2oz). The new 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 zoom offers outstanding maneuverability and is well-balanced on a camera body. Add it all together and you have a zoom lens that puts the enjoyment of handheld fast-aperture telephoto zoom shooting within easy reach. The optical construction of the new 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 zoom comprises 20 elements in 15 groups. The design has been completely reworked and features a generous and effective arrangement of special lens elements, including one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), one hybrid aspherical lens element, three LD (Low Dispersion) and two GM (Glass Molded aspherical) lens elements. These combine to efficiently control chromatic aberration and other artifacts and deliver high resolution without compromise throughout the entire zoom range. BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating is used to suppress ghosting and flare, ensuring that fine subject detail is captured even in backlit situations, and delivering stunning clarity and contrast. Another feature everyone enjoys is the beautiful, soft bokeh that only the fast f/2.8 aperture can provide.
In the Box
- Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
- Fast, Compact Mid-Range Zoom
- Vibration Compensation IS
- VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Fluorine Coating
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