If you’ve been holding out for an affordable F2.8 zoom for your Sony a7 Series camera, Tamron’s FE 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is available for pre-order now for $799
Tamron’s FE 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens (pre-order now for $799) is Tamron’s first fullframe E-mount lens. It features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture that affords increased control over depth of field along with enhanced low-light performance. An RXD stepping motor, enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance for stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override and a minimum focusing distance of 7.5″. It also sports a moisture-resistant construction for use in harsh climates, along with a fluorine-coated front element for enhanced optical performance.
Tamron FE 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is expected to begin shipping in May.
Focal Length: 28 – 75mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Camera Mount Type: Sony E-mount
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Minimum Focus Distance: Wide 7.5 inches (19.05 cm)
Minimum Focus Distance: Tele: 15.3 inches (39 cm)
Optical Construction : 15 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 9 Circular
Filter Thread: 67mm
Dimensions(DxL): Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight: 1.21 lb (550 g)
8 thoughts on “Tamron FE 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Available for $799”
Diaphragm blades not specified? What? Did they forget or something?
It wasn’t in the product release notes, but it has 9 circular blades.
These third parties must focus on making some 24-70/75/80 instead of 28-75
Price, Size & Weight, my friend…
TAMRON 28-75 2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E-Mount
This lens certainly holds a-lot of promise for photographers just getting into upgrading their glass. Many will be tempted by the price. From what Ive read and viewed in videos this lens certainly can hang with the big boys when it comes to image quality. However if this lens needs to become your workhorse, your daily driver for paying gigs, I would certainly recommend buying the Sony 24-70 2.8 GMaster.
Tamron didn’t all of a sudden figure out a way to produce a lens equal to the other manufactures lenses for half the price without cutting corners. So in conclusion you may save yourself some money but don’t walk away thinking you didn’t make a compromise to do so.
OK. I have to ask. I was leaning toward the 24-105/4, based on your prior reccomendations in a lens post, and adding a 55/1.8. Would you still recommend that or substitute this new lens and take apply the savings to a wide angle prime for night/landscape? Stepping up from a Omd-EM1 MI to the A7iii and looking for the most versatility without breaking the bank.
Really depends how you like to shoot…
I am new to full frame and I had the 12-40 pro lens on my Olympus. I am looking to expand my skills with the new camera. I didn’t experiment much before and I would like to start building my kit without wasting to much money or making a mistake in a bad lens. I am active and take a lot of landscape and pictures of us doing activities outside. I also want to play with long exposure and night photography. Basically, I am starting out and wanting to try it all. Thank you.