TAMRON 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 For Sony Alpha CSC E-Mount
Spectacular optical performance for inspiring creativity.
The second, comprehensively updated generation of the high-speed standard zoom lens
The 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (model A063) is a fast standard zoom lens for mirrorless full format system cameras from Sony and the successor to the popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036). A high resolution and an outstanding image quality are among its most important innovations. The new lens has a revised optical system, but is just as compact as the previous model. The optical structure includes LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements to minimize aberrations. The imaging performance is very high at every focal length and over the entire image area. When the aperture is open, there is a beautiful bokeh effect. With these and many other innovations, the 28- 75mm F/2.8 G2 is the first choice for everyone who wants to maximize their creativity.
Achievement of high image quality and resolving power while maintaining a compact, lightweight design.
It was no easy task to improve upon the optical performance of the 1st-generation Model A036, which had an established reputation for its outstanding image quality. TAMRON redesigned the optical system of the 28-75mm F2.8 G2 from the ground up, thereby attaining the stunning performance befitting a new fast-aperture zoom lens. The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 retains the same lightweight, compact design as its predecessor while delivering sharp rendering all the way to the corners of images, across the entire zoom range. Check the MTF charts and actual images to see how the Model A063 differs from the 1st-generation model.
MOD of 0.18m (7.1 in) at wide end and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7.
The Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-end and maximum magnification ratio of 1: 2.9 that were achieved by the 1st-generation Model A036 have been well received because they allow users to enjoy close-up photography that emphasizes the perspective unique to wide-angle lenses. The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 achieves an MOD of 0.18m (7.1 in) at the wide-end, 1cm (0.4 in) closer than the Model A036, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7. This allows users to get even closer to the subject for wide macro photography, enabling powerful visual impact with the subject large while keeping a wide view of the background in frame.
Scratch and fingerprint resistant, plus improved operability and texture.
The all-new 28-75mm F2.8 G2 features a fresh, new design. Certain internal parts of the zoom ring and focus ring have been enhanced, resulting in smoother overall operability. The girth of the lens barrel has been slimmed down to give the lens a contoured profile that makes it easier to grip. This creates a comfortable shape that fits snugly and naturally in the hand. Plus, the surface of the lens exterior is shiny black, much glossier than previous models. Improved abrasion resistance makes the lens barrel harder to scratch and more resistant to fingerprints, too. Take a look at the design differences between the Model A036 and the Model A063 G2.
Twice as fast: uses high-speed, high-precision VXD linear motor focus mechanism.
The AF drive system is equipped with VXD linear motor focus mechanism. The AF speed marks approximately twice as fast as the 1st-generation Model A036. With reliable, speedy focusing from the MOD to infinity and extremely good focus tracking, you are ready for those important moments even when photographing fast-moving subjects.
Proprietary software tool TAMRON Lens Utility for lens function customization and firmware updates.
The 28-75mm F2.8 G2 incorporates the new ‘TAMRON Lens Utility’ software originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON. TAMRON Lens Utility can be operated using a 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. The personal customization gives flexible shooting options to match the shooting situation such as still photography or videography.
TAMRON Lens Utility
The new software „TAMRON Lens Utility“, has been specially developed by Tamron to configure its own compatible lenses. TAMRON Lens Utility can be operated using 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. The personal customization gives flexible shooting options to match the shooting situation such as still photography or videography. With the help of the personal configuration, the lens can be optimally adapted to the respective shooting situation, for example photo or video.
Additional product features
Fluorine Coating – Fluorine Coating protects the front lens from contamination. It prevents oil and water droplets from sticking to the surface. Fingerprints and dirt are easier to remove.
Internal Focusing (IF) System
Internal Focus – Internal focusing prevents the barrel from extending and rotating during focusing. The lens is easier to handle and is suitable for use with polarising or gradation filters.
XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) Glass
Extra-Low Dispersion – XLD elements have particularly low colour dispersion index. They reduce chromatic aberrations that appear as colour fringes on the contrast edges and reduce image sharpness.
Moisture Resistant Construction – The lens is splash-resistant. All critical areas have special seals. Lenses with this feature are ideal for outdoor use in bad weather.
Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism
Zoom Lock – The ZL mechanism prevents unwanted extension of the tube during transport. The lock, which is activated by a switch, protects the lens from damage and at the same time guarantees that it is quickly ready for use.
Voice-Coil Extreme-Torque Drive – The VXD autofocus guarantees fast and precise focusing on both near and far objects. The quiet focus motor responds at lightning speed and is particularly suitable for images of moving objects.
In The Box
- Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)
- Lens Cap
- Lens Hood
- Limited 6-Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Focal Length 28-75 mm
- Light intensity F 2.8
- Minimum Object Distance 0.18 m (wide angle), 0.38 m (telephoto)
- Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.7 (Wide angle), 1:4,1 (Telephoto)
- Filter Size 67 mm
- Weight 540 g (Sony Alpha CSC E-Mount)
- Item number A063
- Groups-Elements 17-5
- Angle of View 75°23'-32°11'
- Diaphragm Blades 9
- Aperture (min.) F 22
- Largest diameter 78.8 mm
- Length 117.6 mm
- Color Black