Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD

Tamron has announced the new Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony E mount. The lens looks to be very versatile, lending itself to a variety of shooting situations.

What makes this lens so versatile is its focal length range. Its 28 to 200 mm range should make it good for uses like travel shooting. Essentially, it’s multiple lenses in one, allowing you to use it for many different situations without having to switch out lenses.

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 overview

Taking a look inside, the 8-200mm f/2.8-5.6 is made from 18 elements in 14 groups. Additionally, it offers a maximum magnification of 0.32x. Also, it features hybrid aspherical, GM (Glass Molded Aspherical), XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), and LD (Low Dispersion). Together, all the pieces control aberrations and should increase the image’s sharpness and contrast.

To reduce ghosting and lens flares, the lens is coated with a BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection). As for its autofocus mechanics, the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 uses a RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor. According to Tamron, the motor will allow the lens to achieve quick and quiet autofocus. Also, the lens features full-time manual focus override, moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating to protect it from oil and dirt.

Weight-wise, the lens weighs 1.27 lbs, sports a zoom lock switch, and a rounded seven-blade diaphragm.

Pricing and availability

The 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is priced at $729. Currently, the 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD isn’t officially on the market. However, it is available for preorder.

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