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Three New Lenses from Tamron

Tamron has recently released three new lenses: the 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD (Sony E), 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E), and 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens (Nikon Z). I've used both the 17-50mm and 70-180mm, and the Sony E-mount version of the 150-500mm, and I think that all three are excellent lenses (my usual disclaimer: Tamron is a sponsor of this site).


Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E)

This is Tamron's newest wide-angle offering, which stretches into the "normal" focal length range. I've just started using this lens, and I'll be doing an extensive review soon.


amron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens

Click here to purchase from B&H Photo.

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)

This is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Leading the list of improvements of the new second generation of this lens is the incorporation of Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation). The optical design has been improved and achieves high image quality across the entire zoom range. My first reaction when seeing this lens was to ask: why not a more traditional 70-200mm focal range? Well, the answer is obvious when you start using the lens: a 70-180mm f/2.8 lens is lighter and smaller than a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. I typically didn't feel that I was missing much not having those extra 20mm of zoom, and I appreciated the portability, quality, and flexibility of this remarkable lens.


Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens


You can see a collection of my Indonesia images taken with the Tamron 70-180mm lens below.



Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens (Nikon Z)

I've used the Sony version of this lens for several years, it's great for wildlife and intimate landscapes. Nikon users will certainly appreciate now having this option available to them. You can read my review of the Tamron 150-500mm to learn more.


Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens

Click here to purchase from B&H Photo.

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Oct 30, 2023

If only Canon would stop blocking third party lens manufacturers from making lenses for their mirrorless cameras.

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