Tamron 35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD for Sony Alpha Mirrorless Cameras

The Tamron 35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.

The 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide angle (35mm) to telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography.

The new Tamron 35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 for £ 1,599.99 in the UK and $ 1,899.99 in the US.

You can download full size Tamron 35-150mm sample images before our full review.

Transcontinenta UK press release

Quick-aperture 35-150mm F2-2.8 ‘travel zoom’ covers wide angle to telephoto and offers a new customization feature

Transcontinenta UK announces the launch of the 35-150mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD (model A058), a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras which will be available for pre-order from today. hui on retail stores, ready for supply after October 28, 2021 for £ 1,599.99 in the UK and € 1,889.99 in the Republic of Ireland.

The 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide angle (35mm) to telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography. It’s the first1 zoom lens for full frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras to have maximum aperture at large aperture of F2. With this focal range, you can enjoy beautiful views and tall buildings at 35mm and dynamic close-ups at 150mm. Travel photographers can easily snap beautiful sunrise and sunset photos, photograph distinctive exterior and interior buildings like restaurants, and snap twilight and night photos. With top-notch performance in a wide variety of shooting conditions, this new, fast lens is ideal for travel to create photographic works. In addition, by incorporating the focusing mechanism of the VXD linear motor (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), the lens has a very fast and high precision autofocus for a fast aperture lens. It also incorporates a new design in pursuit of improved operability and ergonomic convenience.

This lens supports the full range of frequently used viewing angles including wide-angle, standard, medium, and telephoto, making it easy to compose the perfect shot without changing your position relative to the subject.

Proprietary TAMRON Lens Utility software tool for customizing lens functions

This lens is compatible with the new TAMRON Lens Utility software originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON. The TAMRON lens utility can be operated using a computer by connecting the lens from its connector port via the optional TAMRON connection cable[2]. Users can customize functions and update firmware through the lens. Personal customization provides flexible shooting options to suit the shooting situation, such as photography or videography.

(Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility)

Custom switch settings

AB focus: set 2 focus positions (A and B) and shift the focus between A and B

Focus Preset: Set the desired focus position and move the focus to the registered point by pressing the focus adjustment button once.

Switch focus ring function (focus / aperture): switch focus ring function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment

Assign function from camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body

* The function of the focus adjustment button can be erased

Focus ring settings

Rotation of the MF ring: change the direction of rotation of the focus ring

MF Method: Choose the focus method when using the focus ring

Firmware update


World’s first F2-2.8 quick-aperture zoom

The new 35-150mm F2-2.8 features a fast maximum aperture of F2 at the 35mm focal length, compared to typical F2.8 fast aperture zoom lenses. This lens allows you to achieve an enhanced and beautiful bokeh style even at the wide angle end of the lens focal range. The faster F2 aperture allows for the use of higher shutter speeds and lower ISO settings, so users benefit from less potential camera shake and reduce high ISO image noise.

Versatile zoom range enables smooth shooting from 35mm wide angle to 150mm telephoto

The 35mm to 150mm zoom range of the new A058 is ideal for travel photography because you can do so much with just one lens. You can capture snapshots at 35mm wide angle or standard 50mm angle, close-up portraits at 85mm, and telephoto shots at 150mm. The responsive zoom ring lets you keep shooting while switching from wide angle to telephoto seamlessly and smoothly without changing lenses, which is convenient for video as well as photography.

Exceptional optical performance over the entire zoom range

With the latest optical design including four LD (low dispersion) lenses and three GM (Aspherical Molded Glass) lenses optimally arranged, the 35-150mm F2-2.8 delivers superior optical performance across the entire zoom range. Even when used with today’s super high resolution digital cameras, it achieves high image quality right to the edges of the frame and reduces onion ring bokeh (concentric circles ) while showcasing a beautiful soft bokeh style that is only achieved with quick openings.

The versatile zoom range allows photographers to express themselves freely while capturing images with focal lengths they are familiar with, including 35mm, 50mm (considered “normal” or standard), 85mm (commonly medium telephoto). used for portraits), 100mm or 135mm, as well as the maximum focal length of 150mm and any intermediate focal length. It’s like six lenses in one!

Fast and quiet VXD linear motor mechanism for high-speed, high-precision autofocus

The lens AF drive uses the VXD linear motor focusing mechanism. High-speed, high-precision AF gives the lens greater responsiveness to the photographer’s actions, providing stable and reliable focusing even with fast-aperture lenses from MOD (Minimum Object Distance) to infinite. The 35-150mm F2-2.8 offers excellent focus tracking of moving objects so you’re ready for those important moments. In addition, the focus motor is quiet, so it is ideal for taking both still images and videos in situations requiring low noise.

  • Superior close-focus capability with a 13-inch MOD at the wide end for creative close-ups
  • Compact body with 35-150mm zoom range and fast F2 maximum aperture
  • New design provides better grip and more intuitive operation
  • Moisture-resistant construction, fluoride coating and hood with locking mechanism for added convenience
  • Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF



: A058

Focal distance

: 35-150mm

Maximum opening

: F2-2.8

Viewing angle (diagonal)

: 63 ゜ 26′- 16 ゜ 25 ′ (for full frame mirrorless format)

Optical construction

: 21 elements in 15 groups

Minimum object distance

: 0.33m / 13 in (WIDE), 0.85m /33.5 in (TELE)

Maximum magnification ratio

: 1: 5.7 (LARGE) / 1: 5.9 (TELE)

Filter size

: 82mm

Maximum diameter

: φ89.2 mm


: 158 mm (6.2 inches)


: 1165 g (41.1 ounces)

Opening blades

: 9 (circular diaphragm) **

Minimum opening

: F16-22

standard accessories

: Flower-shaped lens hood (with locking mechanism), Lens caps


: Sony E-mount

* The length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the face of the lens mount.

** Circular diaphragm remains almost perfectly circular up to two stops from maximum aperture.

[1] Among the zoom lenses for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras (As of August 2021: TAMRON) [2]TAMRON connection cable (USB Type-A to Type-C) sold separately.

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