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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens

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Press release:

TAMRON Announces Development of Second-generation Fast-Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

New 28-75mm F2.8 G2 offers significantly improved optical and autofocus performance and new function customization

August 4, 2021, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the development of a second generation fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras: 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063). The lens is expected to launch in 2021.

Overview of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) features

The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 is the successor of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a popular zoom lens that has earned high evaluation worldwide. It reflects the fruits of continuous evolution and customer-focused refinement. Retaining the well-received compact size of its predecessor, the new 28-75mm F2.8 G2 incorporates a new optical construction based on a design that has been revamped to enhance imaging performance and its features are compatible with the latest model digital cameras that offer increased resolution. The AF drive, TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, is adopted to deliver higher autofocus speed with greater precision. With the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.1” at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, the lens boasts advanced close-up shooting performance. Additionally, it features a new design in the pursuit of enhanced operability and ergonomic texture. TAMRON pioneered the category of compact fast-aperture standard zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras and the new 28-75mm F2.8 G2 truly is a next-generation lens for everyday use.

Originally developed software ‘TAMRON Lens Utility’ for lens function customization

This lens is compatible with the new ‘TAMRON Lens Utility’ software originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON. TAMRON Lens Utility can be operated via your computer by connecting the lens from its Connector Port via the optional TAMRON Connection Cable . Users can customize the functions and update the firmware through the lens rather than through the camera. The personal customization gives flexible shooting options to match the shooting situation such as still photography or videography.

(Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility)

Focus Set Button settings

  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus automatically shift between A and B
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a click
  • Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
  • Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button

*The function of Focus Set Button can be cleared

Focus Ring settings

  • MF Ring Rotation: Change the rotation direction of the focus ring
  • MF Method: Choose the method of focus operation when using the focus ring

Firmware update

Main features

1. Best image quality in standard zoom lens class
2. Fast, quiet VXD linear motor for high-speed and high-precision autofocus
3. MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 7.1” at wide end and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7 for creative close-ups
4. New design provides enhanced texture and greater user-friendliness
5. Lightweight, compact design with emphasis on ease of use, plus 67mm filter size

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The original Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 was a goldilocks lens for many Sony E-mount shooters, and the new 'G2' version is even better. We did a side-by-side comparison between the original Tamron 28-75 F2.8 and the new version to show you where it has improved.

Check out our Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery: https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galle...

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:07 - Sample images
  • 1:30 - Design and build quality
  • 2:22 - Autofocus
  • 3:03 - Flare and ghosting
  • 3:33 - Bokeh
  • 4:10 - Focus breathing
  • 4:49 - Chromatic aberrations
  • 5:16 - Sunstars
  • 5:34 - Sharpness
  • 6:45 - How it compares


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Hey everyone! In today's video I'm using the Sony A7III to compare 2 standard zoom lenses. We are using the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 G2 vs Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 in a few different portrait photography scenarios. I have unedited 100% crops of the photos we're taking so you can take a closer look at the details. I hope seeing these comparison photos and hearing my opinions can help you out if you're stuck deciding between each of these lenses! Let me know if there are other lens comparison videos you'd like to see.


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