Three Close-Focusing Tamron E-Mount Prime Lenses Added

Three Close-Focusing Tamron E-Mount Prime Lenses Added


Commack, NY—Tamron is launching three E-mount prime lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lenses comprise the 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (model F050); 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (model F051); and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (model F053). The 24mm and 35mm lenses ship in November; the 20mm is scheduled for a January 2020 release.

“Having already produced award-winning zoom lenses in this mirrorless category, we turned our attention toward prime lenses,” the company announced. “When using a prime lens, the photographer must decide the composition based on their distance from the subject. This puts the joy of capturing the image exactly as envisioned and the pure fun of shooting on a different level.”

Tamron E-Mount Prime Lenses

Tamron’s 20mm focal length E-mount prime lens enables photographers to explore the world of ultrawide angles. Moreover, the 24mm focal length prime is a general-purpose wide-angle lens. In addition, the versatile 35mm focal length is ideal for everyday/every subject use.

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Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

The lenses were developed under the concept of “letting as many as possible learn the joy of prime lenses in a more accessible way.” Tamron matched the same filter size (67mm) for all three prime lenses as well as the two previously launched zooms. Consequently, it achieved its aim of compactness. Furthermore, the 20mm, 24mm and 35mm lenses are all capable of focusing very close, to a magnification ratio of 1:2.

The prime trio also boasts moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front element enables easy maintenance and fingerprint removal.

Notably, they also support various camera features offered by certain Sony cameras. Among them are fast hybrid autofocus; eye AF; direct manual focus (DMF); in-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion); and camera-based lens unit firmware updates.

Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

They additionally offer advanced functions to ensure a pleasant shooting experience. “This series of highly practical lenses lets photographers enjoy the photographic expression of wide-angle lenses, often regarded as the sweet spot for most photographic pursuits, plus unprecedented light weight and full-blown performance,” Tamron added.

Tech specs

The three prime lenses have a MOD (minimum object distance) for the 20mm, 24mm and 35mm of 4.3, 4.7 and 5.9 inches, respectively. Also, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, photographers can create composition that emphasize perspective (closer subjects are larger and distant ones are smaller). What’s more, by moving close to the subject, strongly blurred backgrounds are easier to attain.

Moreover, they provide portability. All three lenses are the same length: 2.5 inches. Weighing in at 7.8 ounces for the 20mm, 7.6 ounces for the 24mm and 7.4 ounces for the 35mm, the lenses are exceptionally light.

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Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

Another benefit of the lenses’ 67mm filter diameter is that photographers may reduce cost and packing space when working with PL, ND and other filters. Even the front lens caps are the same size, eliminating the hassle of sorting caps when switching lenses.

In addition, the optical formula for the trio allows for high rendering performance from edge to edge. This is due to the arrangement of LD (low dispersion) and GM (glass-molded aspherical) lens elements. Furthermore, Tamron’s BBAR (broad-band anti-reflection) coating reduces ghosting and flare.

Tamron also integrated an AF drive system with an OSD to ensure quiet operation. In comparison to conventional AF types with built-in DC motors, Tamron was able to reduce the drive noise as well as vastly improve AF performance and speed. The lower ambient noise level is a benefit for video shooters.

All three lenses will be available in the U.S. for approximately $349.