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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens (FUJIFILM X)

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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens (FUJIFILM X)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/2.8 to f/16
  • 16.5-30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fast Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom
  • Rapid eXtra Silent Stepping Drive Motor
The dynamic 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 RXD Lens from Tamron is a fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for FUJIFILM X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. It features a fast and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture 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 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 FUJIFILM X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. It features a fast and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture 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 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 FUJIFILM X-mount APS-C-format mirrorless cameras with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 16.5-30mm.
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.
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.

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
11 to 20mm (35mm Equivalent: 16.5 to 30mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
FUJIFILM X
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
FUJIFILM X
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
105° 20' to 71° 35'
Minimum Focus Distance
5.9" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:4
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.9 x 3.4" / 73 x 86.2 mm
Weight
11.8 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 5.5 x 4.8"

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

Stellar but should have aperture ring (Fujifilm-X)

By AZWolf
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-28

Performance overall is 5 star. But I took off one star for not having an aperture ring (nor a switch for IS) Most folks buy Fujifilm for the tactile controls like aperture rings. I do multiple tests on every lens I buy. In the past I've gone through as many as 3 samples of Tamron zoom lenses. But this one was great on the first try. Good throughout the aperture range with diffraction softening at smallest apertures. It's soft at the edges when using on my infrared body (I use Fujifilm X-T5 bodies) but that isn't unusual on an ultrawide with IR. Using normal visible light photography the lens is a great performer, has a reasonably solid feel to it, very compact for f2.8, focuses close. There are many reviews on this lens but in real world use I really like it. So much so that I sold off my prime 9mm Laowa and 12mm Zeiss Touit in favor of just carrying one lens.

This lens is way better than my expectation

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-02

Wow, I just received the lens today and I'm confident I won't regret giving it a five star rating. I tested the lens on an A7C and shot both in and out door for about 150 pictures. This lens is sharp for the censor, it's light, fast, focus well, it can get very close to the subject and the price is very reasonable. The 67mm opening is perfect for all the filters I already have. I haven't tried it on my A7R4 yet, so not sure the high resolution sensor will expose any shortcoming or not. However, that's not important, my primary goal is a small and fast wide angle zoom to travel with A7C and this lens is perfect.

Great with Sony FX30

By mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-06

I am using the 11-20 f2.8 partnered with the Tamron 17-70 f2.8. They both play very well with the FX30's great autofocus, and the camera reads the metadata from the lens for use in post stabilization. They both have the same front thread size. I have not done any quality testing, but have been happy with the images I'm getting. They both feel solid without being heavy, and controls are smooth. I took off one star because I have not done quality tests.

Outstanding lens

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

This is a sharp light weight lens that delivers clear images all the way to the corners of the image. I am impressed how close it can focus.

Fast wide angle zoom lens workaround for FF video

By Clarke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

TL;DR - For shooting video on FF sensor... -Bought for real estate content -Best image: Set clear image zoom to 1.2x (but will disable Face/Eye AF) -If you need Face/Eye AF: Don't go below 14mm -For an APSC-C lens, it resolves best shooting in 4K (1080p is fine though on A7IV) -Requires reducing of vignette in post *DISCLAIMER* I'm knowingly/intentionally using this lens for video only on a full frame sensor which it is not designed for, and therefore I have several caveats for using this lens as mentioned above. But I gave it 5-stars because despite them because this lens gets the job done while checking so many boxes no other lens currently does and also I imagine on a APS-C camera this lens is absolutely stellar. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IF YOUR LOOKING TO USE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ON FULL FRAME DUE TO HEAVY VIGNETTING WHEN SHOOTING 3:2. I have a client that I consistently shoot architectural/real estate video content for and I needed to add a lens to my kit that could cover tight environments that my Sigma 24-70mm couldn't. I wanted a wide angle zoom that checked the following boxes 1. ultra wide option - 2 & 3. AF and lightweight for use on a DJI RS 2 - 4. Low aperture for low light environments - 5. Could take front filters so I can use VND - 6. Affordable. After looking at all the full frame options, it appeared I wouldn't be able to get exactly what I was looking for. My best bet was going with the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens - but the front glass design doesn't allow for filters, the lens is f/4, and with tax is over $1,800 (which I could have accepted if not for the first two features) - so I decided to do more research. After watching Caleb Pike's 10 Sony Camera Hacks for Filmmakers! video and saw him use the APS-C designed Sony 10-18mm f/4 on the a7s III, I looked through all the wide angle lens options for APS-C on B&H and found this lens. The TL;DR above summarizes most of my observations about the lens, and I would just add that the AF works but I need to do more testing to determine exactly how well (obviously with ultra wide focal lengths, setting to manual focus covers a lot situations since it's already achieving deep focus). Since it's designed for APS-C, it doesn't resolves as well as FF glass, but shooting in 4K and then pixel peeping in post, it is acceptable for my purposes. If you're interested in this lens for the reasons I was, I'd recommend testing it for yourself. At the end of the day, for me this is speciality lens for shooting ultra wide video on a gimbal. And to that, it allows me to work incredibly fast on set, and the trade off is a little more work in post. *Please note my uploaded images are from H.264 compressed video*

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.

So far I am pleased with the Tamron 11-20mm

By Hugh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-22

I bought this lens to use with a full spectrum modified Sony A6400. It is replacing a Sigma 18-35MM f/1.8 which I found leaked infrared light. I used the Tamron last night photographing the Milky Way. No infrared leakage. Sky seeing & transparency was poor but stars appeared sharp with very minor coma issues in the corners at F/2.8, 20mm. My Sigma needed to to be set from F/1.8 to f/2.8 to get similar results. So this is just one night but I am pleased with the Tampon 11-20mm lens performance. Looking forward to trying the Tamron against my Rokinon 14mm lens for wider angle night photography. Only regret is price has dropped $50 from my purchase last month but that means its a good time to get one.

Solid wide angle lens for Sony apsc

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-22

I have the Sony 10-18. That's a good lens. Probably didn't need to get this one. Researching lenses for a trip to the alps, I came across this. Haven't had the trip yet. So far it's been good. Focusing is fast. Photos are crisp. If you're in the market for a wide angle lens for the Sony apsc cameras, I would go with the Tamron.

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Yes. The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens (FUJIFILM X) is compatible with the Fuji X-E2 camera.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-05-31

outside of it being a F/2.8, would it be worth ...

outside of it being a F/2.8, would it be worth buying this over the "Sony 10 - 18 F4" Lenses?
Asked by: Ryan
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Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-12-11

Where is this lens manufactured?

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Asked by: Philip
The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Sony E is currently made in China.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-02-20

Which direction does the manual focus ring go? ...

Which direction does the manual focus ring go? Nikon direction or Canon direction?
Asked by: Jordan
The manual focus on this lens turns in the same direction as a Nikon lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-07-06

Does it have oss or vc?

Does it have oss or vc?
Asked by: Kristian King
This does not have vibration control or optical stabilization systems.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-12-11

How much crop if use on sony a7c?

How much crop if use on sony a7c?
Asked by: Kristian King
When using an APS-C lens on a full frame camera, the crop is approximately 1.5x. This lens would act like a 17-30mm 35mm equivalent.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-09-18

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How much of a crop can I expect from this on a Sony A7Siii?
Asked by: Doug
The A7s III has an APS-C/Super 35mm crop mode which can use this lens but only in full HD--not 4K.If you use it in full-frame mode, you will have vignetting.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-12-11

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Will this lens work on Sony a7 III with Metabones Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount?
Asked by: Kenneth
This lens is meant for Sony E mount so you wouldn't need an adapter. It'll mount directly to the camera.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2022-12-11
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