- 28 to 75mm focal length
- f/2.8 maximum aperture
- 2.87 inches x 4.6 inches
- 1.2 pounds
- A 17 to 28mm focal length
- f/2.8 maximum aperture
- 103 to 75 degree angle of view
- 2.87 inches x 3.9 inches
- 14.82 ounces
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Tamron just released a teaser video for four new lenses for Sony E-mount cameras, and people are excited.
You can see why in the video below:
Now, it’s pretty clear that this video was meant to cause excitement, rather than give us much information about the new lenses.
It’s obvious from the video that the four new Tamron lenses will be full-frame mirrorless lenses.
It looks like we can be expecting one zoom lens and three prime lenses. And, Sony Alpha Rumors is going on record saying the lenses will be officially announced at the PhotoPlus Show this October. Exciting!
This new line of lenses will be joining some heavy-hitters from Tamron that have been on the market for awhile. Let’s examine a couple of them below.
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Overview
These new lenses will be joining the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, which DPReview reviewed in length back in June of last year.
But, here’s a shorter rundown.
This Tamron lens is a full-frame-compatible lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s moisture-resistant and fluorine coated so the lens is protected from dust, ice and smearing. As a result, Tamron lenses are known for their versatility in inclement weather conditions.
This specific Tamron lens is also world-renowned for its bokeh and can take close-up shots because of its minimum focusing distance of .19 meters.
Here’s a breakdown of its specs:
In terms of some possible errors with the lens, when you’re shooting at full aperture, the lens produces a lot of vignetting. This lens also lacks image stabilization.
However, if you’re looking for a lens that performs beautifully as a standard lens with a characteristic Tamron bokeh - which is to say if you’re a portrait photographer - then this lens is absolutely worth the price!
Speaking of price, you can pick one of these lenses up brand-new for $879.00.
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Overview
In the video above, Dustin Abbott covers the other Tamron lens that these four new Sony E-mount lenses will be joining.
The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is a classic zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. This lens is best for those of us who are shooting ultra-wide angles, like architecture photographers.
The specs on this camera include:
One of my favorite characteristics about this zoom lens is that the length of the lens does not actually change during zooming. That internal focusing is nice if you happen to find yourself in cramped quarters.
If you’re looking for an ultra wide-angle lens, this Tamron is worth a look. Get a brand-new one for about $980.00.
How to Save on a Tamron Lens
And, if you decide you want to purchase one of these older Tamron lenses before the newer (more expensive) Tamron lenses drop in October, I recommend you do so on Lensfinder.
All of the sellers on Lensfinder are vouched for by Lensfinder, so you know you’re not going to get ripped off like you otherwise might on sites like eBay or Craigslist.
They also grade each lens so you know exactly why one lens is $300 less than the same lens by another seller.
I always tell photographers to buy their photography gear used to save money. I almost always do the same, and each time I have a new lens on my mind, I buy my new-to-me gear on Lensfinder. You should do the same!