The lens should be perfect for vlogging when used on a Sony full-frame mirrorless camera. At the wide 20mm end, it is able to include enough of the background when the camera is held at arm’s length. At 40mm, you can keep a comfortable distance from your subject without having to put the camera in their face.
Other features include a maximum F2.8 aperture that makes it a good lens for low-light shooting; a quiet, high-speed and high-precision linear motor focus mechanism; Moisture-Resistant construction and Fluorine Coating; a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 17 cm (6.7 in) and maximum magnification ratio 1:3.8 at the wide end for wide macro photography; and a 67mm filter thread.
TAMRON announces category-disrupting, fast-aperture standard zoom 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062)
New lens is smallest and lightest in its class1 and opens new video opportunities
August 18, 2022, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of the 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. However, due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.
|DATE OF LAUNCH
|20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062)
For Sony E-mount (35mm full-frame)
|Launch Planned in the Fall, 2022
1 Among the fast-aperture zoom lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras (As of July, 2022. TAMRON)
2 Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.
Overview of the 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062) features
The 20-40mm F2.8, TAMRON’s latest innovation, is an unparalleled new fast-aperture standard zoom lens that can be easily carried around for everyday shooting for both still images and video. Designed for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the lens was created in aggressive pursuit of portability that is ideal for everyday use. Starting from 20mm at the ultra wide-angle end and covering up to 40mm in the standard focal range, it is the smallest and lightest in its class1. The 20-40mm F2.8 delivers beautiful images across the entire zoom range and is great for still photography and for creating vlogs and other video content. The lens incorporates TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), an AF drive system using the linear motor focus mechanism. The VXD boasts superior quietness and agile performance and achieves high-speed and high-precision autofocus. With an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of just 0.17m (6.7 in) and maximum magnification ratio 1:3.8 at the wide end, the lens provides exceptional close-range shooting capability, offering the added feature of wide macro photography.
- Fast F2.8 aperture, compact size and exceptionally versatile 20-40mm zoom range
The 20-40mm F2.8 is TAMRON’s innovative creation of a new standard zoom lens, born from the unbridled desire to produce a compact size that can be carried around easily. It delivers a fast F2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range from 20mm to 40mm and achieves a class-leading compact and lightweight design at just 86.5mm (3.4 in) and 365g (12.9 oz). At the longest zoom end, the lens offers a standard focal range of 40mm, handy for everyday shooting of snaps, portraits, and food photos. Meanwhile at the wide end, the ultra-wide 20mm focal length lets users enjoy a broad range of photography including stunning and powerful natural landscapes that make use of the unique ultra wide-angle perspective, something that cannot be expressed as readily with a fast-aperture standard zoom lens that starts at 24mm.
- Fabulous family videos, vlogs, and other online content
The compact and lightweight 20-40mm F2.8 offers excellent handling that is well balanced even when accessories like camera grips or gimbal stabilizers are attached. With this single lens, you won’t miss a shot, from street videography to vast landscapes during travel and selfies that include wide backgrounds.
- High image quality in a compact, lightweight body
- TAMRON’s VXD linear motor for high-level AF speed and precision
- Wide macro shooting: MOD of 0.17m (6.7 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8 at the wide end
- Rapid zooming (Zoom ring rotation arc is just 65˚)
- TAMRON Lens Utility™ software for Focus Ring Function Setting and firmware updates
- New design with improved texture and scratch resistance
- 67mm filter size, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras
- User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating)
- Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., are subject to change without prior notice.