Tamron announces the development of Zoom 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062)

Tamron announced the development of the 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled to launch in Fall 2022, but the release date or product supply schedule could change.

Designed for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the lens starts at 20mm at the ultra-wide-angle end and covering up to 40mm in the standard focal range, it is the smallest and lightest in its class, the company says. The lens incorporates TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), an AF drive system using a linear motor focus mechanism. The VXD has superior quietness and agile performance and achieves high-speed and high-precision autofocus, according to Tamron. With an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of just 6.7” and maximum magnification ratio 1:3.8 at the wide end, the lens provides exceptional close-range shooting capability, offering the added feature of wide macro photography.