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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • Sony E-Mount / APS-C Format
  • 17-30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • 1x XLD, 2x GM Asph., and 2x LD Elements
The dynamic 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 RXD Lens from Tamron is a fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. It features the world's first f/2.8 maximum aperture for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless in this category and has a compact and lightweight design. This ultra-wide lens is particularly suitable for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural shooting. Its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture complements this range and affords increased control over depth of field along with enhanced low-light performance. The optical design incorporates one XLD element, two LD elements, and two glass-molded aspherical elements to produce a highly corrected image with reduced chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature Tamron's BBAR coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. A responsive RXD stepping drive motor enables quick, near silent autofocus performance to suit stills and video. The minimum object distance is just 5.9" at the widest end of the zoom range, unlocking powerful wide-angle macro shooting capability with a unique perspective that makes near objects look larger, and distant objects smaller. Additionally, the f/2.8 maximum aperture produces a shallower depth-of-field that creates soft bokeh background details. Moisture-resistant construction protect the lens under inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating on the front lens element protects against dust, dirt, and smearing.
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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 DI III-A Overview

The dynamic 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 RXD Lens from Tamron is a fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. It features the world's first f/2.8 maximum aperture for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless in this category and has a compact and lightweight design. This ultra-wide lens is particularly suitable for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural shooting. Its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture complements this range and affords increased control over depth of field along with enhanced low-light performance. The optical design incorporates one XLD element, two LD elements, and two glass-molded aspherical elements to produce a highly corrected image with reduced chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature Tamron's BBAR coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions. A responsive RXD stepping drive motor enables quick, near silent autofocus performance to suit stills and video. The minimum object distance is just 5.9" at the widest end of the zoom range, unlocking powerful wide-angle macro shooting capability with a unique perspective that makes near objects look larger, and distant objects smaller. Additionally, the f/2.8 maximum aperture produces a shallower depth-of-field that creates soft bokeh background details. Moisture-resistant construction protect the lens under inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating on the front lens element protects against dust, dirt, and smearing.

Versatile ultra wide-angle zoom for Sony E-mount APS-C-format mirrorless cameras with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 17-30mm.
Bright, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range and offers improved control over depth of field.
XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion), and GM (Glass-Molded Aspherical) elements greatly reduce color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and image distortion throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy.
BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to lens elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity.
RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) autofocus motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance to suit both still and video applications. Compatible with Sony's Direct Manual Focus function and Eye AF on enabled cameras, and full-time manual focus override is available.
The minimum focusing distance of 5.9" at 11mm makes it possible to explore dynamic wide-angle macro imaging, making close objects appear larger and distant objects smaller. Additionally, using the f/2.8 maximum aperture produces a shallow depth of field with soft bokeh background details.
Designed and built with moisture-resistant construction for use in inclement conditions, plus a fluorine coating on the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 725211600015

Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 DI III-A Specs

Focal Length11 to 20mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 17 to 30mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View105° 20' to 71° 35'
Minimum Focus Distance5.9" / 15 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:4
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 3.4" / 73 x 86.2 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.99" / 101.3 mm
Weight11.8 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5.5 x 4.9"

Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 DI III-A Reviews

Impressive Ultra-Wide lens. I love it

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Initially I purchased the 17-70mm but I didn't like it as much for the type of shots I was trying to get so I returned it, got a store credit [painless process] then got this beast right here. If you are into landscape, travel, architecture stuff, this is your lens. You won't regret buying it. The sharpness is outstanding.

Great lens for video in a small space.

By Taylor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-03

I bought this lens for my Sony a6500 to create a fitness training video in a home living room that was too small for me to back up far enough to capture the full scene with my Tamron 28-75mm lens. The image quality is excellent, and the focus is fast, quiet, and spot on. I enjoy it so much, that I even began using my camera for zoom calls.

Surprised

By Geoffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

Only tested it out once, trying to wrangle twin grandsons. A perfect indoor lens. Good coverage. Bright image. Very good focusing in low lights Perfect match to my Sony a6600. Fits my first Tamron lens.

Great for APSC

By Alan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-03

Currently the only options for APSC ultra wide. Perfect for waterfall photos

great lens

By christian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

Very sharp. Only thing missing: does not include efficient Tamron VC stabilizer. So hand held video with my non stabilized camera is a bit difficult. But if you are using any stabilized camera, just get it. Compared to the older Sony 10-18mm... well there no comparison.

Outstanding lens

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-08

I traded my Sony 10-16 f4 for this, and I am very pleased. Besides being one full stop faster, it seems at least as sharp as the Sony. Well built, sturdy, works very well as a general purpose always-on-the-camera lens. Great investment

One Lens-All Day Long

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Great for scenery to Macro, sharpness equal to Sigma 16mmF1.4 but with added zoom reach. No need for lens changes, and is perfect match for Sony A-6600. DLW

Excellent lens

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Excellent lens have used for both video and pictures.

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