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Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 Sony E Lens

SKU: TAA065SONY
Sale price$2,699.00
Mount: Sony E


Worlds smallest and lightest* with fast F2.8 aperture and amazing performance

(*Among full-frame compatible fast-aperture F2.8 telephoto zoom lenses equipped with Vibration Compensation (As of August 2023: TAMRON)

TAMRON 2nd-generation 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065) zoom lens with Vibration Compensation and TAMRON Lens Utility™ compatibility.
Class-leading full-frame telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount.

Compact and Lightweight.

Even with VC image stabilization, the lens is just 156.5mm long and weighs only 855g.
TAMRON achieved a class-leading compact size and lightweight design while still providing a constant F2.8 aperture, 180mm telephoto reach and VC. The new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom offers outstanding maneuverability and is well-balanced on a camera body. Add it all together and you have a zoom lens that puts the enjoyment of handheld fast-aperture telephoto zoom shooting within easy reach.

Truly superb performance at all focal lengths


The optical construction of the new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom comprises 20 elements in 15 groups. The design has been completely reworked and features a generous and effective arrangement of special lens elements, including one XLD, one hybrid aspherical lens element, three LD and two GM lens elements. These combine to efficiently control chromatic aberration and other artifacts and deliver high resolution without compromise throughout the entire zoom range. BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating is used to suppress ghosting and flare, ensuring that fine subject detail is captured even in backlit situations, and delivering stunning clarity and contrast. Another feature everyone enjoys is the beautiful, soft bokeh that only the fast F2.8 aperture can provide.


VXD provides high-speed and high-precision AF with vastly improved subject tracking


The new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom is equipped with a VXD linear motor focus mechanism that was first used in the 1st-generation model. Tracking performance when following moving subjects such as sports action and vehicles has received a further boost while maintaining TAMRON’s highest-ever level of high-speed, high-precision autofocus. The enhanced performance ensures users won’t miss decisive moments whether shooting stills or video. The linear motor also suppresses vibrations and noise during AF more effectively than conventional drive systems, making it ideal for shooting both still photos and video in environments that demand quietness.


Equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism


The new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism. VC effectively suppresses camera shake that tends to occur when shooting at the telephoto end, when panning to capture moving objects, or during close-focusing, thereby enabling stable handheld shooting. It also suppresses camera shake that often occurs when shooting handheld under low-light conditions such as dimly lit interiors and night landscapes. Moreover, at focal lengths up to 100mm, artificial intelligence (AI) technology provides vibration compensation with videography in mind.


MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of just 0.3m


With MOD 0.3m you can now get a step closer to subjects and make the most of shooting with beautifully soft bokeh effects. In addition, with an outstanding maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.6, you can enjoy distinctive and powerful composition unique to the lens.




Model A065
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 34°21'-13°42' (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 20 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.3m / 11.8in (WIDE), 0.85m / 33.5in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.6 (WIDE) / 1:4.7 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ83mm
Length* 156.5mm
Weight 855g
Aperture Blades** 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mount Sony E-mount