Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 for Nikon Z Mount

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 for Nikon Z Mount

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Commack, NY—The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 (model A063) for Nikon Z-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras debuted.

“The 28–75mm f/2.8 G2 is compact and easy to use yet has excellent optical performance and is compatible with the latest digital cameras with increasingly high pixel resolution,” Tamron announced.

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Tamron 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 Features

Further, the lens features an AF drive that uses a linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive). Tamron built the drive to be fast, highly accurate and quiet.

In addition, the lens is an option for close-up shooting. It has an MOD (minimum object distance) of 7.1 inches (0.18m) at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7. The working distance shrinks to around 1.7 inches (4.4cm) when used at MOD. Because the maximum magnification ratio is 1:2.7, you can get close to your subject for wide macro photography. Thus, the lens enables visuals with the subject positioned large in the frame while keeping a wide view of the background.

Moreover, Tamron took operability into consideration by including a coating with scratch resistance on the barrel of the lens. Also added was a rubber focusing ring for a more comfortable, secure grip.

The new zoom also leverages Tamron’s latest design expertise. It comprises an optical construction with 17 elements in 15 groups. Furthermore, two optimally arranged LD (low dispersion) and GM (glass molded aspherical) lens elements control optical aberrations. Consequently, the lens can provide high-resolution performance from edge-to-edge and corner-to-corner over its zoom range, even at wide open aperture.

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© Daisuke Fujimura: Tamron 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 on Nikon Z 8: 28mm, f/7.1, 1/160 sec, ISO 64
More Features

What’s. more, the lens achieves soft, artistic, round bokeh that adds dimension, especially for portraits. Tamron also engineered the lens to deliver excellent focus tracking of moving objects. Additionally, the focus motor is quiet, so it’s a solution for shooting both still images and video in situations that demand low noise.

The 28–75mm f/2.8 G2 is a fast-aperture standard zoom lens with a compact and lightweight design. It measures 4.7 inches long with a maximum diameter of 3 inches. In addition, it weighs in at 19.4 ounces and has a filter size of 67mm. Its size and weight make the lens easy to carry and suitable for handheld shooting at extended periods. Consequently, the new zoom is an option for travel, street shooting, everyday carry and spontaneous photo opportunities.

Tamron Lens Utility

The 28–75mm f/2.8 G2 is also compatible with the dedicated Tamron Lens Utility software for updating to the latest firmware without going through the camera. Further, it includes functions to support focusing operations and other actions when shooting still images or video. For example, A-B focus allows you to limit focusing to two preselected focus points. It does so by shifting focus from one subject to the other with a click of the focus set button. You can also choose between linear and nonlinear, which affects how the focus shifts during manual focusing.

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© Daisuke Fujimura: Tamron 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 on Nikon Z 8: 48mm, f/22, 10 sec, ISO 64

Aesthetically, the surface of the lens exterior is glossy black. Improved abrasion resistance also makes the barrel harder to scratch and resists fingerprints. And a fluorine coating provides extra protection. Additionally, the grip performance was improved. Tamron also designed the smoothly curved surface of the brand ring to signify “functional beauty and high quality.”

The fast-aperture standard zoom lens will reach retail April 18, 2024. It will have a suggested retail price of $999.

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