Today we are going to talk about the brand new Tamron Sony E-mount Lens that they just announced. One lens to rule them all. It’s a 28-200mm f/2.8 – 5.6. That’s a great walk around all in one lens. At 2.8 starting it’s an incredible starting point. There’s the fast aperture on the wider and then and then by the time you get to 200 at 5.6 it is still going to give you that shallow depth of field for portraits and things like that.
According to their specs here is the aperture breakdown: 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/3.5, 100mm f/4.5, 150mm f/5.6, 200mm f/5.6.
It’s this style of lens, only 4.61” (117 mm) in length, so it is small. It’s a 67 mm filter diameter, so it is that same size diameter as all of the E mount Sony lenses they have done. It has this telescoping style of lens. It focuses pretty close at 7.5” at 28mm. You can get in tight with that lens. At 200mm you can get as close as 31.5”, 1:3.8 Max Magnification. That is actually super close for 200mm.
This lens releases here at the end of June (June 25, 2020) for just $729. Shipping may be delayed due to Covid-19. It will be on the market here almost immediately. We should see this lens really soon.
All of the Tamron lenses for Sony E-mount have great image quality. They come in a really compact size. That’s really important for me because the draw of mirrorless cameras is the size. And I feel like, especially with Sony, their G-master series are so big and heavy you kind of lose out on that advantage. So I appreciate that Tamron is producing these really small lenses that have a lot of flexibility. This lens fits right in with their other 67mm lenses (17-28mm f/2.8, 28-75mm f/2.8, 70-180mm f.2.8 and now 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6).
Because it is a native Sony lens it will be completely compatible with all of your eye tracking, eye focus, all of those things just as all the other E-mount lenses that Tamron has made. It is really made to integrate completely with your Sony camera. So you can say you heard this first on The Slanted Lens. (Well maybe someone else has said this.) I can only imagine that Tamron is making some RF lenses right now. Even as we speak. They really should. I hope they are because that Canon RF mount is going to be really popular I think with that R5 coming out. And the RF lenses are really expensive and big and heavy. I would love to see a simple idea similar to these E-mount lenses delivered for the Canon system. Sharp, with that compact body and reasonably priced.
So check it out. The Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Sony E-mount lens. As soon as we get our hands on one we will do a review and get that into your hands.
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