Tamron Announced Trio of Compact Macro Lenses for Sony E-mount, Price $349 !

Tamron has formally introduced three new f/2.Eight compact macro prime lenses for Sony E-mount right now. They are Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo Video), Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo Video), Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo Video). The US worth for these three lenses are all $349. Now obtainable for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Press Release:

Tamron Announces Three Close-Focusing Prime Lenses For Sony E-Mount Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050)
24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051)
35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053)

October 22, 2019, Commack, NY – Tamron broadcasts the launch of three prime lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras: 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 will probably be obtainable on November 20th and the 20mm will probably be obtainable in January 2020. All three lenses will probably be obtainable within the USA for roughly $349.

Having already produced award-winning zoom lenses[1] on this mirrorless class, we turned our consideration towards prime lenses. When utilizing a primary lens, the photographer should determine the composition primarily based on their distance from the topic. This places the enjoyment of capturing the picture precisely as envisioned and the pure enjoyable of capturing on a distinct stage.

The three new fashions embody a 20mm focal size (Model F050) to completely discover the world of ultra-wide-angles, a 24mm focal size (Model F051) as the right general-purpose wide-angle lens, and the versatile 35mm focal size (Model F053) that’s splendid for on a regular basis/each topic use. Developed beneath the idea of “letting as many as possible learn the joy of prime lenses in a more accessible way,” every lens strikes a stability between attractive picture rendering and superior operation.

We matched the identical filter dimension (φ67mm) for all three prime lenses in addition to the 2 beforehand launched zooms and achieved our intention of compactness. Furthermore, the 20mm, 24mm and 35mm lenses are all succesful of focusing very shut, to an unprecedented on this class magnification ratio of 1:2. Other options embody Moisture-Resistant Construction (for outside capturing) and a Fluorine Coating on the entrance factor for straightforward upkeep and fingerprint elimination.

They additionally help varied digital camera options provided by sure Sony cameras, corresponding to Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, and provide a large number of superior features to make sure a nice capturing expertise and incredible outcomes.

This collection of extremely sensible lenses lets photographers benefit from the photographic expression of wide-angle lenses, typically considered the candy spot for most photographic pursuits, plus unprecedented mild weight and full-blown efficiency.


  1. Enhanced close-focusing functionality expands lens usefulness and flexibility

These prime lenses focus very shut. The MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for the 20mm, 24mm and 35mm is 4.3, 4.7 and 5.9 inches respectively. Plus, the utmost magnification ratio for all three is 1:2. This outstanding efficiency permits customers to create compositions that emphasize perspective (nearer topics are bigger and distant ones are smaller) and which are distinctive to wide-angle lenses.

Being in a position to get in shut is one of probably the most fascinating specs for a wide-angle lens. With dramatic closeup capturing efficiency for full-frame lenses, the collection unleashes an unprecedented stage of capturing freedom. Plus, by transferring near the topic, strongly blurred backgrounds are simpler to achieve.

  1. A compact, light-weight 67mm filter diameter system providing wonderful portability

Weighing in at 7.Eight oz for the 20mm (Model F050), 7.6 oz for the 24mm (Model F051) and seven.Four oz for the 35mm (Model F053), the lenses are exceptionally mild, permitting photographers to get pleasure from capturing comfortably with out hesitating about whether or not to hold the lens. All three lenses mixed weigh beneath 1.5 kilos! Meanwhile different lenses in Tamron’s light-weight full-frame mirrorless collection such because the 28-75mm F/2.8 (Model A036) customary zoom or 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046) ultra-wide-angle zoom make the right companions to broaden the vary of capturing prospects.

As testomony to their compactness, all three new fashions characteristic the identical 67mm filter diameter as Tamron’s zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. This considerably reduces value and packing area when working with PL, ND and different filters. Even the entrance lens caps are the identical dimension, eliminating the effort of sorting caps when switching lenses. These options mix to supply a extremely handy and cellular system that provides extra enjoyable to images.

  1. Superb high-resolution efficiency that matches the most recent high-resolution picture sensors

The subtle optical method created with the most recent lens design applied sciences boasts exceptionally excessive rendering efficiency from edge to edge due to the optimum association of LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (glass-molded aspherical) lens components. Any remaining minor distortions generally widespread in wide-angle lenses are corrected utilizing in-camera features.

Additionally, Tamron’s legendary BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating successfully reduces ghosting and flare. With wonderful resolving energy achieved by means of uncompromising optical efficiency and camera-based distortion correction, these lenses can be utilized with full confidence for a variety of functions from informal household snaps to critical skilled images.

  1. Consistent 64mm (2.5 in) general size facilitates ease-of-use

All three lenses are the identical size: 2.5 in. Achieving wonderful stability with Sony E-mount cameras, these compact lenses make use of a entrance factor extension system however are designed to take care of the identical exterior size throughout focusing operations. Therefore, there’s much less probability of an prolonged entrance factor by chance coming into contact with a topic throughout closeup capturing. And non-obligatory handbook focusing is less complicated as a result of the main target ring is positioned towards the entrance of the lens inside pure attain of the thumb and index finger.

  1. Silent autofocus pushed by OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) DC motor

The AF drive system employs an OSD to make sure quiet operation. In comparability to traditional AF varieties with built-in DC motors, Tamron was in a position to enormously cut back the drive noise in addition to vastly enhance AF efficiency and pace. The decrease ambient noise stage is certain to be appreciated by video shooters.

Overall, this prime lens collection supplies superlative AF precision for actual focus even when capturing transferring topics, in addition to excellent accuracy and monitoring functionality. Additionally, this prime collection helps varied AF options provided by sure Sony cameras, together with Fast Hybrid AF, Eye AF, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF) to make sure a nice capturing expertise.

  1. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating

Environmental seals are situated on the lens mount space and different essential places to forestall infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops and afford Moisture-Resistant Construction. This characteristic supplies a further layer of safety when capturing open air beneath adversarial climate circumstances.

Also, the entrance floor of the lens factor is coated with a protecting fluorine compound that has wonderful water- and oil-repellant qualities. The lens floor is less complicated to wipe clear and is much less susceptible to the damaging results of filth, moisture or oily fingerprints, permitting for a lot simpler upkeep. These protecting options are keenly essential for lenses that can help you get in near a topic.

  1. Compatible with primary camera-specific options and features[2]

All three of Tamron’s new prime lenses are suitable with many of the superior options which are particular to sure mirrorless cameras. These embody the next:

-Fast Hybrid AF
-Eye AF
-Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
-In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
-Camera-based lens unit firmware updates

[1] 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) customary zoom and 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

[2] Features range by digital camera. Please seek the advice of your digital camera’s instruction handbook for particulars. As of September 2019

Tamron 20mm / 24mm / 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 specs

Tamron 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2Tamron 24mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
Principal specs
Lens sortPrime lens
Max Format dimension35mm FF
Focal size20 mm24 mm35 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountSony FE
Maximum apertureF2.8
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Special components / coatingsLow-dispersion and aspherical components + BBAR and fluorine coatings
Minimum focus0.11 m (4.33)0.12 m (4.72)0.15 m (5.91)
Maximum magnification0.5×
Motor sortMicromotor
Full time handbookNo
Focus techniqueInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight220 g (0.49 lb)215 g (0.47 lb)210 g (0.46 lb)
Diameter73 mm (2.87)
Length64 mm (2.52)
Filter thread67 mm
Hood equippedYes
Tripod collarNo