The Latest Tamron Lenses Include a New Zoom for Sony E Mount

These new zoom and prime Tamron lenses will expand an already impressive lens library.

If you’re a fan of Tamron lenses you will love this news. Tamron has just announced that three new lenses will be coming to market by mid 2019. There will be two Tamron lenses for traditional DLSRs: the 35-150mm f2.8-f4 Di VC OSD and a 35mm f1.4 Di USD. There will also be another new lens made specifically for Sony E Mount cameras: the 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD. 

Tamron has been making quality lenses for a long time, and their three new lenses will no doubt please fans of their work. While no prices have been listed for the upcoming lenses just yet, some details about the lenses have been released.

Tamron Lenses

The first of the new Tamron lenses is the 35-150mm f2.8-f4. This variable aperture zoom lens has somewhat of an uncommon focal range, but it does cover everything from wide to telephoto lengths. The 35-150mm (model number A043) has been designed for easy transport and fast handling. It is being touted as somewhat of a do-it-all lens that covers favorite portrait, street, documentarian, and travel photography focal lengths. The lens has a minimal focusing distance of 17.7 inches across the entire focal range, and features low dispersion, and aspherical elements to manage aberrations. The lens also has a Dual MPU (micro processing unit) which should make autofocus performance snappy, and should provide great vibration compensation.

The 35mm f1.4 Di USD (model number F045) offers a classic focal length that is well suited to street photography, wedding photography, documentary photography, environmental portraits, and photo journalism. This lens features high speed, accurate autofocusing, and should be capable of producing sharp images, and nice bokeh wide open. The lens has been designed with durability and ease of use in mind. Prime lens lovers should be excited about this one.

The last of the new Tamron lenses is the 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (model number A046) for Sony E Mount cameras. Following on from the successful Tamron 28-75 f2.8 Di RXD, the 17-28mm f2.8 will same to offer the same performance for wide angle lovers. This lens has a filter thread size of 67mm, and the constant f2.8 aperture will make low light shooting easy. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 7.5-inches, and the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping drive) autofocus motor should deliver rapid focusing speeds.

All three of these new Tamron lenses will make their debuts at the upcoming at CP+ 2019, beginning February 28 through March 3, 2019, and at the Wedding and Portrait Professionals International (WPPI), which runs from February 27 through March 3, 2019 in Las Vegas.


Official Press Release


Tamron announces the development of three lenses—two for full-frame DSLRs and one for full-frame mirrorless cameras

February 20, 2019, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of two new lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras—the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) zoom lens and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (ModelF045) fixed focal lens; and a new high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

Tamron will display these new lenses at CP+ 2019, the World Premiere show for camera and photo imaging, beginning February 28 through March 3, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama and at the Wedding and Portrait Professionals International (WPPI), February 27 through March 3, 2019 in Las Vegas. The lenses are expected to launch in the middle of 2019.

Fast compact Portrait Zoom breaks new ground: 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043)

The new compact Model A043 is designed for fast handling and easy transport and features a zoom that extends from 35mm to 150mm, incorporating the 85mm focal length (often regarded as optimum for portrait shooting). It offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end. For close- focusing, the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is 17.7 in across the entire zoom range. Delivering superb image quality, precisely placed LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and aspherical lenses quash degrading optical aberrations. Furthermore, the Model A043 incorporates the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system, which assures optimal AF performance and effective vibration compensation.

Fast fixed focal lens boldly demonstrates Tamron’s lens-making expertise: SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045)

Tamron’s SP lens series was born in 1979, based on the concept of delivering lenses for taking the perfect picture for those who love photography. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the series. In celebration, Tamron has developed the Model F045, the distillation of Tamron’s accumulated lens-making expertise and craftsmanship.

This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most basic of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date.

The Model F045’s unprecedented high-resolution image quality and beautiful, appealing background bokeh lets photographers capture any scene down to the finest details. The external lens barrel was developed through tireless pursuit of operability and durability, focusing constantly on the needs of photographers. This lens is equipped with a fast F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision AF functionality offering exceptional reliability, plus various other features for increased convenience, making it the perfect everyday lens for your creative pursuits. It is ideally suited for nearly every photographic genre, including photojournalism, landscape, sports, street life, wedding groups and family snapshots.

High-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras is extremely compact and lightweight: 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)

The Model A046 achieves an astonishingly small diameter for a high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, as witnessed by its modest 67mm filter size. Its unprecedented light weight and compact size provide excellent balance when used with a full-frame mirrorless camera, making it easy to carry, and enabling it to cater to a wide range of scenes and shooting conditions. The Model A046 offers a fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and delivers high-resolution and contrast edge to edge. The combination of ultra-wide-angle focal length, fast constant F/2.8 aperture and Minimum Object Distance of 7.5 in at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios. The Model A046’s AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit, enabling it to deliver high-speed, high-precision and superbly quiet operation suitable for shooting video as well as still photographs.