Tamron Says It Will Make A 20–40mm F/2.8 Zoom Lens For Cameras With A Full-frame Sensor

Tamron says that it’s new 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony FE mount will be available this fall or winter.

Most standard zooms have a focal range of 24-70mm or 24-105mm, which is pretty versatile and useful, but 24mm might not be wide enough if you like to take pictures of architecture, travel, and interiors, in particular.

This is also important for vloggers who want to film themselves and their surroundings using a grip or gimbal. Even if you hold the camera out at arm’s length with a 24mm lens, it might be hard to fit everything in, which can get tiring pretty quickly.

A few of these ultra-wide standard zooms from other companies have already been shown to us. We’ve been impressed by both the Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Pro lens (16-50mm equivalent) and the Panasonic full frame 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6.

Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062) things that matter
Tamron calls this a “category-disrupting” lens, and for good reason: it can replace both a standard zoom and a wide zoom. Even though it only has a 2x zoom, it still has a semi-wide to a very wide field of view. It also still has the same maximum aperture of f/2.8.

This lens will have Tamron’s quiet and fast VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) AF drive system. It will also have a minimum focus distance of only 6.7 inches (0.17m) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8 at the wide end of the zoom range.

Tamron says it weighs 12.9oz (366g), is 3.4 inches (86mm) long, and has a 65o rapid zoom action. You can change how the focus ring works and install any new firmware updates with Tamron’s Lens Utility software. The filter size is 67mm, which is the same as most of Tamron’s other mirrorless lenses.

The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD will be available in the fall or winter of 2022. But Tamron warns that “due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.” We aren’t sure yet how much it will cost.

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