Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast, Compact Mid-Range Zoom
  • Vibration Compensation IS
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Fluorine Coating

Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens expands the capabilities of its mid-range telephoto zoom and is now outfitted with Vibration Compensation image stabilization, improved compatibility with high-speed and high-precision autofocus, plus support for the Tamron Lens Utility software and the Lens Utility Mobile app.

The optical design has new levels of image quality across the entire zoom range. The lens is compact, lightweight, easy to handle, and allows you to shoot with greater stability.

The construction is moisture-resistant for worry-free use in wet weather, and the fluorine-coated front element protects against fingerprints and smudging. Perfect for shooting in all types of weather, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E) delivers unparalleled image quality throughout its entire zoom range.

Its compact, lightweight design makes it easy to handle while providing greater stability, and its moisture-resistant construction ensures worry-free use in wet weather.

The fluorine-coated front element further protects against fingerprints and smudging, giving you a truly reliable and versatile lens.

 

Model A056
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View
(diagonal)
34°21'-13°42' (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance AF: 0.85m /33.5 in (Full zoom range)
(MF: 0.27m /10.6 in (WIDE), 0.85m /33.5 in (TELE))*
Maximum Magnification Ratio AF: 1:4.6, MF: 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4.6 (TELE)*
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ81mm
Length** 149mm (5.9 in)
Weight 810g (28.6 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)***
Minumum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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