Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD
Although few details have been revealed at this point, we do know that the lens features a travel friendly focal range of 35-150mm and a variable aperture of F2-2.8. The lens will also feature Tamron’s ‘VXD’ linear focus motor for fast autofocus.
The lens will support Tamron’s Lens Utility and optional connector cable, this allows users to change the function of the Focus Set button and the focus ring. The Focus Set button can be programmed to switch between two pre-set focus positions or jump to one predefined position, or to any custom function assignable to the camera’s custom buttons. The focus ring can be switched to operate as an aperture ring, and in manual focus mode its rotation direction and mode of operation (linear vs. non-linear) can be customized.
The Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD lens is expected to ship this year, with pricing to be determined at a later date.
Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2
The new G2 lens lens will use Tamron’s new VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear focus motor technology, which offers speed improvements over the RXD motor in the existing lens. Optical elements have also been improved to cater for higher resolution lenses in todays cameras, and the minimum focus distance is now 18cm (7.1″), with the max magnification rising slightly to 0.37x.
The ergonomics have also been refined with both the focus and zoom rings having a greater diameter than the lens body, yet the lens still remains just as compact as its predecessor.
Just like with the 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD, the 28-75 also supports the Tamron Lens Utility and optional connector cable, so that users will be able to change the function of the Focus Set button and focus ring.
No pricing or availability have been disclosed at this time.