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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E

BH #TA7018028E • MFR #AFA056S-700
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Six Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Flexible zoom range, fast design, and compact profile, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is a unique take on the ubiquitous and popular telephoto zoom. Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, this lens spans a useful short-telephoto to mid-telephoto range and is characterized by its f/2.8 maximum aperture to suit working in available light conditions and for controlling depth of field. A sophisticated optical design includes a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to correct a variety of aberrations and a BBAR-G2 coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, a floating elements system is used to ensure consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from 2.8' to infinity. Autofocus is handled by a pair of VXD linear motor units, which deliver notably fast, accurate, and quiet focusing performance, and full-time manual focus control is also available. Suiting this lens's use in inclement weather conditions, it also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to protect against fingerprints and smudging.
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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Overview

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Flexible zoom range, fast design, and compact profile, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is a unique take on the ubiquitous and popular telephoto zoom. Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, this lens spans a useful short-telephoto to mid-telephoto range and is characterized by its f/2.8 maximum aperture to suit working in available light conditions and for controlling depth of field. A sophisticated optical design includes a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to correct a variety of aberrations and a BBAR-G2 coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, a floating elements system is used to ensure consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from 2.8' to infinity. Autofocus is handled by a pair of VXD linear motor units, which deliver notably fast, accurate, and quiet focusing performance, and full-time manual focus control is also available. Suiting this lens's use in inclement weather conditions, it also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to protect against fingerprints and smudging.

Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 105-270mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
Six low dispersion elements, including both XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) designs, greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to realize improved clarity and color accuracy.
Three aspherical elements, including both glass-molded and hybrid types, help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate rendering throughout the zoom range.
BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Two VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motors deliver impressively quiet, quick, and precise focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. This focusing system offers a minimum focusing distance of 2.8' at all focal lengths, and a 1:4.6 maximum magnification at the 180mm focal length for working with close-up subjects. Full-time manual focus override is also possible, and it is compatible with Sony's Direct Manual Focus function or fine-tuned manual control.
Two VXD units work in conjunction with a floating elements system to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
When working with manual focus at the 70mm focal length position, it is possible to focus as closely as 10.6" with a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, however peripheral image quality may be reduced.
A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.
UPC: 725211560012

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
70 to 180mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
34° 21' to 13° 42'
Minimum Focus Distance
10.63" / 27 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2
Optical Design
19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.19 x 5.87" / 81 x 149 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
7" / 177.7 mm
Weight
1.78 lb / 810 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.675 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8 x 5.8 x 5.5"

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Reviews

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What 3rd party lens hood will work for this lens?

What 3rd party lens hood will work for this lens?
Asked by: Pablo
This Heliopan 67mm lens hood (among others) is compatible with the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-08-15

Has anyone found a tripod collar to attach the ...

Has anyone found a tripod collar to attach the lens to a tripod? Mine slips when the camera is vertical.
Asked by: Marianne
Not (at least yet) carried by B&H but hopefully in the future is the Haoge LMR-TL718 Lens Collar Replacement Foot Tripod Mount Ring for Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD A056 Lens Built-in Arca Swiss Type Quick Release Plate.
Answered by: James M
Date published: 2022-07-28

I am new to this type of camera/lens set-up. I ...

I am new to this type of camera/lens set-up. I had a Sony RX10 that was stolen. Now considering a Sony A6400. I want to take photos of my high school aged athelte - soccer, basketball, track. Class A school meaning we are not in a huge gymnasium and can be fairly close to the soccer field. I don't live near a camera store where I can check things out in person. Would this be a good lens for what I want to do or is there something you would recommend more - bear in mind - new to this type of camera and lens, want quality and decent action shots, need zoom but no nosebleed seats where I am, I do not have a trained eye but recognize decent photos, I do load photos onto my computer and crop/edit a bit. Open to suggestions - need to be careful not to buy more than I need based on my limitations but also mostly what I need while keeping budget and lack of skill in mind.
Asked by: Stephanie
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E is a great choice for outdoor action shots with the Sony a6400 camera. It is fast and has great range. Please keep in mind that you will want to keep the shutter speed above 1/400 at f/2.8 for indoor gymnasium shots.
Answered by: Marisa
Date published: 2022-11-29

Will this lens work in Nikon Z6 using the Techart ...

Will this lens work in Nikon Z6 using the Techart TZE adaptor ? Sony E mount to Nikon Z mount.
Asked by: Cheuk Fang Richard
Yes, this lens will work on the Z6 with the Techart adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-05-14

Does this autofocus on the Sony FS5?

Does this autofocus on the Sony FS5?
Asked by: Ian
I don't know about Sony FS5 becomes I have Sony A7iii but I think it works.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-09-30

Is this lens compatible with Sony RX10 camera ...

Is this lens compatible with Sony RX10 camera body?
Asked by: Gail
No. RX-series cameras do not have interchangeable lenses.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-07-27

Will it be available for Canon FD?

Will it be available for Canon FD?
Asked by: Sharokin
The Canon FD mount is an old mount that was discontinued in 1992. No Canon FD mount cameras or lenses have been made for nearly 30 years.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-05-14

So I have 17-28, 28-75, and 85 mm. Should I just ...

So I have 17-28, 28-75, and 85 mm. Should I just sell the 85mm and get this 70-180 if i need telephoto?
Asked by: Ashkan
Only you can answer that, but I sure enjoy the 70-180 more than my 85.
Answered by: Louis
Date published: 2021-06-30
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