Tamron launches new 20mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E-mount

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Tamron have announced the newest addition to the Japanese company's Sony E-mount lens lineup, with the announcement of the Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens.

Built with10 elements in nine groups, the lens includes one glass moulded aspherical element and three low dispersion elements. It's also moisture resistant, and features a fluorine coating that repels dust and fingerprints. A BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating should also suppress reflections on the lens element surfaces to help manage unwanted flare and ghosting.

There's a minimum focus distance of 0.11m, giving the lens a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 (hence the name). 

Inside is an OSD (Optimised Silent Drive) DC motor to help with quiet autofocusing, and it's also compatible with many Sony autofocus features, including Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

The lens is available from tomorrow for AU$549 with a hood and lens cap. Visit local Tamron distributor Blonde Robot for more information.

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