Tamron Announces the 150-500mm f/5–6.7 for Sony FE and 11-20mm f/2.8 for Sony E Mount

Today Tamron have announced two new lenses for their constantly growing lineup.

Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD

It’s good to see third parties making APSC lenses and this one in particular looks very interesting. Some of the main specs are:

  • 16.5mm to 30mm Full Frame equivalent
  • 12 elements in 10 groups with two Glass Molded Aspherical elements
  • Weighs 335g
  • Filter thread of 67mm
  • MSRP of $829 USD

The full press release can be found here.

I would love for something like this to come to Canon EF-M mount and it would make an amazing travel lens. Although it isn’t the cheapest of lens, the image samples I’ve seen are quite impressive and a constant f/2.8 aperture for such a small lens is certainly an impressive feat.

Tamron 150-500mm f/5.6-7 Di III VC VXD

This will likely be quite a tempting alternative to the Sony 200-600mm. The image samples in the video look very promising so it will be good to see some more real world reviews once available. The main specs are:

  • 25 elements in 16 groups with two Hybrid Aspherical elements
  • Minimum focusing distance of 60cm on the wide end and 1.8 meters on the long end.
  • Weighs 1.72kg
  • Filter thread of 82mm
  • MSRP of $1399 USD

The full press release can be found here.

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