Tamron announces new 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens
Lens manufacturer Tamron has just announced the release of the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071), an all-in-one zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Due to be launched today on 25 June 2020, the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 is a model that represents a distilled version of Tamron’s understanding of all-in-one zoom technology accumulated over the years since the release of their first all-in-one zoom lens in 1992 (Model 71D). However, there may be some delay in product supply due to COVID-19.
A Lens for Everyday
The new lens is the first all-in-one zoom lens to allow for a maximum aperture of F2.8 at the 28mm wide-angle end, and has been created with everyday use in mind.
To achieve such a degree of versatility, portability has been made a key feature of the model’s design. The specifications of the new lens are: a length of just 117mm, a filter diameter of 67mm and a weight of 575g. This means that photographers who use the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 can travel with it easily and can shoot unencumbered by weight or bulk.
Typically, an all-in-one zoom lens, which lends itself to capturing various angles of view from wide to telephoto, does achieve the level of flexibility required for everyday shooting. However, the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 adds a fast-maximum aperture of F2.8 which helps improve the potential for the lens’ photographic application.
The optical construction of the new 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 includes some features that contribute to the lens’ imaging performance. Elements such as the glass molded aspherical, hybrid aspherical, XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) are arranged to control chromatic and other aberrations, and consequently they enable high resolution images to be made using the lens.
At the 28mm wide-angle end of the new lens, the Minimum Object Distance is 0.19m, achieving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, and at the telephoto end of the lens, the MOD is 0.8m with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. As a result, you can create impressive compositions with softly blurred backgrounds.
In-camera correction features work to overcome issues like distortion and shading, resulting in a consistently high image quality across all zoom settings. For example, the BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has anti-reflection properties that help to minimise ghosting and flare in your images.
Further enhancing the new lens’ versatility, the RXD motor unit delivers fast and accurate autofocus operation, allowing you to maintain focus on moving subjects or while taking video footage.
Additionally, the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 lens is fully compatible with various camera-specific features like Sony's Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), in-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion) and camera-based lens unit firmware updates.
The new lens has a moisture-resistant construction for added weather protection, as well as a fluorine coating for improved ease of maintenance.
The new lens is available from local distributor Blonde Robot. You can find out more at www.tamron.com.au