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Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/2-2.8
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Tamron Lens Utility Connector Port
Ideal for travel photography, the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD is an advanced all-in-one zoom characterized by its wide to medium-telephoto range and its bright maximum aperture. Designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens's mixture of versatility and speed make it an ideal choice for photographing beautiful vistas, distinctive architecture, notable street-scenes, and more. Boasting a maximum wide-open aperture of f/2-2.8 means you can comfortably photograph in available light conditions while also controlling depth of field and isolating your subject matter with selective focus. Also, complementing the focal length range and bright design is a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) autofocus system that provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus to suit both stills and video applications.
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Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Overview

Ideal for travel photography, the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD is an advanced all-in-one zoom characterized by its wide to medium-telephoto range and its bright maximum aperture. Designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens's mixture of versatility and speed make it an ideal choice for photographing beautiful vistas, distinctive architecture, notable street-scenes, and more. Boasting a maximum wide-open aperture of f/2-2.8 means you can comfortably photograph in available light conditions while also controlling depth of field and isolating your subject matter with selective focus. Also, complementing the focal length range and bright design is a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) autofocus system that provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus to suit both stills and video applications.

  • Versatile wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
  • Impressively bright f/2-2.8 maximum aperture range for working in available light conditions, controlling depth of field, and isolating subject matter using selective focus.
  • VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism provides fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance throughout the zoom range.
  • Connector port works in conjunction with Tamron Lens Utility software for customizing lens functions and updating firmware through the lens rather than through the camera.
  • Updated design for enhanced operability and ergonomic texture.
UPC: 725211580010

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Specs

Focal Length35 to 150mm
Maximum Aperturef/2 to 2.8
Minimum ApertureNot Specified by Manufacturer
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Minimum Focus DistanceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 7 x 6.3"

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Reviews

A 3-in-1 lens

By Shem
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

I've never given Tamron a 2nd look since the beginning of my decade old career as they always look and feel cheap and is not interesting. Canon L and Sony G/GM is my only choice of lens. But I'm surprised that I am interested in this lens due to the focal and aperture range. It is very sharp and fast. For video work on FX6 and A7siii, I usually shoot at f2 or higher and this lens is perfect. Given its focal length and aperture, it has officially replaced 2 primes (35mm f2, 50 f2.2 and 70-150mm f2.8). This is truly a 3-in-1 lens.

Your new, most important lens.

By Rocco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

This lens is truly innovative for a multitude of reasons, and frankly this lens changes photography forever. I have been photographing for over 20 years, never has a lens excited me more than this lens! I've never liked 24-70 zooms nor 70-200. The problem with those, you will always need to have two camera bodies, or keep swapping the two zooms with a single camera. Do not underestimate what a 35-150mm lens means for event photography. There are no do overs, or wait, please stand here moments. Needing to swap lenses during events is a costly situation. If you have a 70-200 lens on your body, forget about capturing a wider view of the scene. (And of course, vice-versa with a 24-70.) A 35-150 changes everything. Although 35mm isn't per-say very wide, it's wide enough for most applications! Because this lens is a F/2-F/2.8, you are going to get bokeh throughout its entire focal range! And oh... the bokeh is surprisingly very smooth and attractive at all focal lengths. The sharpness is spot on, not too soft...not too sharp either. It gets better! Images are not clinical. The colors are ... just perfect. If you are taking photographs of people, you're going to love the images coming from this lens! I found when combined with the Sony A1 and TTL flash, shooting ISO 500..., nearly all exposures were practically flawless. I found myself in disbelief during post-processing... the raw images looked perfect (not even a need to sharpen.) I'm serious! (BTW, this is the first Tamron lens I've ever purchased too, I guess I waited until the right time, lol.) But wait there's more...a whole lot more! This lens also turned my A1 into a run-and-gun camcorder, only now I'm shooting with full frame goodness, and great apertures! If you use active stabilization (which the A1 has) ... hand-holding this lens is more than doable while filming. In my humble opinion, if you want to do video besides photographs (I sure do, this is why I got an A1) ... hands down, you WANT and NEED this lens. Nearly no focus breathing, and (drum roll), the lens is also parfocal (or at least good enough parfocal for most purposes.) You have yourself a relatively cheap zooming cinema lens for under $2k. What?????? Yup! Let's not forget the customizable behavior with this lens either. Plug a USB cord straight into it, and configure a variety of behaviors to suite your shooting style. Image quality you will need to see to believe. While true you can't quite get the quality of the best F/1.2 & F/1.4 primes available from 35-150... you will find the IQ is more than acceptable, and very pleasing. (The lens is surprisingly close to the best of primes at ALL focal lengths!) Wow is all I have to say ;-) If you shoot any kind of event photography, portraits, your kids or grandkids running around, travel, etc., this lens is indispensable. Just get it ;-) P.S. I have uploaded 5 images going through the zoom range to show every day scenarios (nothing posed) beautiful imagery that's possible with this lens. They are not retouched!

you'll get your money's worth

By Arfel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-18

this lens is fast, sharp and quiet.

The Best All Around Zoom Lens So Far

By Phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

I have been shooting with mostly Sony GM or Zeiss lenses for quite a while. I have been waiting for a company to develop a 24-105mm 2.8, but this lens exceeded my expectations. 35-150 is a massive zoom range for something that shoots down to f/2. The auto focus is fast and accurate. The lens is sharp. The only downside is that it is slightly larger than the 24-70 GM lens, but not my much. The size and weight are definitely a consideration, but when looking at the zoom and aperture range, this was a no brainer for me.

Lives up to the hype

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I got my tamron zoom about a week ago and it's been a full week of portraits. 4 family pics and 1 wedding. This lens is ready for pro work. For AF tracking it had a 92 percent hit rate on a couple walking towards the camera on my a7rIV which is about identical to what I am getting on the rIV with the 24-70gm combo. As soon as I got it I snapped a few pics of my dogs. When I saw all the hair was sharp I knew it was probably sharp enough for my uses. I just now taped a test chart to the wall and took some identical pics side by side. To my eyes it is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two lenses. Unless I find out anything in the next couple of weeks this will likely replace my gm and maybe my 135mm. At the wedding I shot today I had my 20mm 1.8 on the second body because I can't give up the wide range completely. I've been shooting backlit at my family sessions and I didn't see any haze issues.

Brilliant!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I was skeptical about this lens, but I couldn't pass up a chance that it would be all that I was hoping for. It was REALLY close. The focal range is incredibly useful for everything I've been able to think of. It's not the widest ... nor is it the longest ... but it is incredibly practical. The images are sharp, the focus is fast, and the ability the customize the lens is next level. My only complaint if I was forced to list one would be the weight. Paired with a DSLR you wouldn't even think about it. But paired with a lightweight mirror less like the A7c, you definitely feel the lens more than anything else. For me, I got used to it quickly. It doesn't bother me at all on a A7r IV, and on a A7c ... well, that's just the way it is. In the end I'm glad I made the purchase and now just wondering what Tamron will follow this one up with.

Awesome!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

I have used this lens already for several events and it has worked flawlessly. It is a little heavy especially with an on camera flash. It is well worth it not having to change lenses. I'm using the lens with my Sony A7iii. Haven't tried it yet with my A6400. I did buy a plug for cable connection which cost under $10.

Great Lens, Fast, Versatile, light (just kidding).

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-30

I recently upgraded from the Sony A6300 with the 18-200 as my go to lens. I now shoot with the A7C and just got the 35-150. So far I love this lens. It is hefty but the more I shoot with it and get used to it, I like it more and more. I just set up a custom setting using the software. If I hit one of the buttons, my front ring will adjust the f stop instead of focus. This was a nice feature especially as I was taking some shots around our store and trying to capture different compositions quickly. I also enjoy having the the speed all through the usual portrait ranges. On the fly I was able to get some nice shots with good bokeh. I've now got the super small light A7C kit lens and this one. I'm pretty well covered for 95% of how and what I shoot. Eventually I might add in a big 200-600ish, but not a huge need.

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