Oh Tamron, you big tease you. Early on Friday, August 23rd, 2019, Tamron decided to send their Instagram followers into a frenzy by showing an image with four silhouetted Sony E mount lenses. Tamron has embraced the Sony E Mount in recent years, and has released some solid lenses that have given more expensive Sony G Master lenses a run for their money. But what could they be planning here? Join us after the break to see what we think they may be announcing or releasing later this year.
It took Tamron quite some time to start producing Sony E Mount lenses, but as soon as they saw the platform was here to stay and that sales were taking off, they opened the flood gates at their manufacturing facilities. Since then, Sony E Mount lenses from Tamron have been turning up at a good pace. The image posted today on Tamron’s Instagram page has people on the net trying to figure out just what might be coming our way.
The lenses will follow in the footsteps of the excellent Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD, and the newly released Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD. Looking at the picture, one could assume there will be three prime lenses and a zoom lens that will find their way into the RXD lineup. The zoom lens could well be a 70-200mm, or, if they are going to follow their pattern, it will likely be a 75-210mm f2.8. And honestly, that sound rather tasty.
Of course, the zoom might be a Sony E Mount version of the 70-210mm f4 they released for Canon and Nikon mounts in June of 2018. As for the primes, I have to say thank you to Tamron for keeping them small. The recent trend of prime lenses being big enough to be used as a weapon is getting old.
If I were to have a guess, I would say that the three primes could be a 24mm f1.4, a 35mm f1.4, and a 50mm f1.4. F1.4 lenses might be tough to make in this small of a form factor, but Tamron states they like challenging the limits. Your guess is as good as mine though: they literally could be anything. But we’re sure that, whatever they are, they will bring smiles to the faces of Sony users.
Tamron has been hitting it out of the park with their new lenses. The fact that they are significantly cheaper than anything Sony brings to the table means Tamron is getting its claws into the Sony user base. We expect that these lenses will make their debut in October at the upcoming PhotoPlus Expo taking place in New York City from October 24th-October 26th. What do you think the new Tamron Sony E Mount lenses could be? Let us know in the comment section below.