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 as we speak. 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 out there 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 out there on November 20th and the 20mm will probably be out there in January 2020. All three lenses will probably be out there 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 main lens, the photographer should resolve the composition based mostly on their distance from the topic. This places the enjoyment of capturing the picture precisely as envisioned and the pure enjoyable of taking pictures on a unique degree.

The three new fashions embody a 20mm focal size (Model F050) to totally discover the world of ultra-wide-angles, a 24mm focal size (Model F051) as the proper general-purpose wide-angle lens, and the versatile 35mm focal size (Model F053) that’s preferrred for on a regular basis/each topic use. Developed below the idea of “letting as many as possible learn the joy of prime lenses in a more accessible way,” every lens strikes a steadiness between beautiful 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 taking pictures) and a Fluorine Coating on the entrance aspect for simple upkeep and fingerprint removing.

They additionally assist varied digital camera options supplied by sure Sony cameras, akin to Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, and provide a large number of superior features to make sure a nice taking pictures expertise and improbable 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 gentle 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 exceptional efficiency permits customers to create compositions that emphasize perspective (nearer topics are bigger and distant ones are smaller) and which can be distinctive to wide-angle lenses.

Being in a position to get in shut is one of essentially the most fascinating specs for a wide-angle lens. With dramatic closeup taking pictures efficiency for full-frame lenses, the collection unleashes an unprecedented degree of taking pictures freedom. Plus, by shifting near the topic, strongly blurred backgrounds are simpler to realize.

  1. A compact, light-weight 67mm filter diameter system providing glorious 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 gentle, permitting photographers to take pleasure in taking pictures comfortably with out hesitating about whether or not to hold the lens. All three lenses mixed weigh below 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) commonplace zoom or 17-28mm F/2.8 (Model A046) ultra-wide-angle zoom make the proper companions to broaden the vary of taking pictures 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 house when working with PL, ND and different filters. Even the entrance lens caps are the identical dimension, eliminating the trouble of sorting caps when switching lenses. These options mix to provide a extremely handy and cell system that provides extra enjoyable to pictures.

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

The refined optical method created with the newest 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 glorious 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 purposes from informal household snaps to severe skilled pictures.

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

All three lenses are the identical size: 2.5 in. Achieving glorious steadiness with Sony E-mount cameras, these compact lenses make use of a entrance aspect extension system however are designed to take care of the identical exterior size throughout focusing operations. Therefore, there may be much less probability of an prolonged entrance aspect unintentionally coming into contact with a topic throughout closeup taking pictures. And optionally available guide focusing is simpler as a result of the main focus 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 tremendously cut back the drive noise in addition to vastly enhance AF efficiency and pace. The decrease ambient noise degree is certain to be appreciated by video shooters.

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

  1. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating

Environmental seals are situated on the lens mount space and different crucial places to forestall infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops and afford Moisture-Resistant Construction. This characteristic offers an extra layer of safety when taking pictures outside below antagonistic climate circumstances.

Also, the entrance floor of the lens aspect is coated with a protecting fluorine compound that has glorious water- and oil-repellant qualities. The lens floor is simpler 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 assist you to get in near a topic.

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

All three of Tamron’s new prime lenses are suitable with many of the superior options which can be 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) commonplace zoom and 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

[2] Features fluctuate by digital camera. Please seek the advice of your digital camera’s instruction guide 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 M1:2 Tamron 24mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
Principal specs
Lens kind Prime lens
Max Format dimension 35mm FF
Focal size 20 mm 24 mm 35 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F2.8
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 10 9
Groups 9 8
Special components / coatings Low-dispersion and aspherical components + BBAR and fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 0.11 m (4.33) 0.12 m (4.72) 0.15 m (5.91)
Maximum magnification 0.5×
Autofocus Yes
Motor kind Micromotor
Full time guide No
Focus technique Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 220 g (0.49 lb) 215 g (0.47 lb) 210 g (0.46 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 64 mm (2.52)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood equipped Yes
Tripod collar No