Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens Announced, Priced $729, Available for Pre-Order

Tamron has just officially announced the new Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras.    It is a versatile zoom lens, featuring 18 elements, including glass-molded aspherical, hybrid aspherical, XLD (extra low dispersion) and low dispersion. This new weather-sealed lens costs $729, avaialble for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Key Features:

  • All-in-one zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 42-300mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Bright f/2.8-5.6 maximum aperture range suits working in available lighting conditions, especially when working at the wide-angle end of the expansive zoom range.
  • A series of specialized elements control a variety of aberrations in order to achieve high sharpness and clarity.
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) autofocus motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. This focusing system also offers a minimum focusing distance of just 7.5″ and a 1:3.1 maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects. Full-time manual focus override is also possible, and it is compatible with Sony’s Direct Manual Focus function or fine-tuned manual control.
  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens’ use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
  • Zoom Lock switch keeps the lens in its retracted position when not in use.

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