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.
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Six Low Dispersion Elements
- Three Aspherical Elements
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Overview
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Specs
|Focal Length||70 to 180mm|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||34° 21' to 13° 42'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||10.63" / 27 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:2|
|Optical Design||19 Elements in 14 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|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|
|Package Weight||2.68 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.3 x 6.3 x 5.5"|
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Reviews
Yet to have a problem with this lens. Love the speed and quality relative to the g master 70-200. Going to hold onto it for a while.
Game Changer. Light, great focus and easy to use.
I use this for both portrait work and sports on an A7iii. First, it is light, what you lose in 20mm length; you lose much more in weight. Fast focus and very accurate. I believe 98-99% of my photos were spot-on focus in my last Jiu Jitsu event indoors.
Awesome Image Quality in a Very Affordable Package!
I read review after review before buying this lens, and review after review were positive. This is one case that the reviews were spot on. This lens is lighter than the alternatives. Image quality is great, and it is definitely less expensive than the competition. I am absolutely satisfied with this Tamron lens.
Great little zoom
Even though I own a full frame camera I usually use my Sony A6400. So, with the crop factor that makes this a 105 - 270 which is my sweet spot for portraiture. The lens feels good, not too large or heavy and focussed really well. It's a Keeper!
Fantastic lens but,
I wont get into image quality, you all already know how fantastic this lens is. It's my go-to for portraits, and sports photography. I hardly use primes anymore for portraits, this is just perfect. The ONLY drawback i have to this lens, ugh, and it's a big one, the zoom has issues. Sometimes it gets stuck between 70-85, other times it gets stuck in the high end. The first time this happened it was within a month of purchase so i was able to return it to the eBay seller and got a full refund. The second purchase, I figured I'd buy from B&H so i minimize my risk. Well, it happened again, 18 months after purchase so it's no longer within warranty period. I have to be super gentle with it and it still works just fine, but it does get annoying.
A great lightweight zoom with a tiny bit of focusing issues
This for the most part works great, however it does have problems grabbing focus on subjects where the background is washed out. Had to switch to manual to get a picture of an eagle in its nest, as the lens couldn't lock in
This lens works quickly and quietly. It is a nice alternative to the Sony branded lens, which costs a bit more. The firmware can be upgraded. I upgraded the firmware as soon as the lens arrived and the process was quick and simple.
This is a spectacular lens, especially for the money.
I saved up during my second year of college to upgrade to a Sony a7III and this was my first non-kit lens purchase for it. This is an outstanding lens that has returned some great results for me. The lens is fairly light, autofocus is fast and crisp and isn't super prone to hunting. Handles the elements fairly well. A crisp lens for great money. Only con is that I found the included lens hood is a touch flimsy, it fell apart on me after a year.
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