Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E-mountInnovative all-in-one lens that does it all
The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount features a bright maximum aperture of F2.8 at 28mm, which is a world first for all-in-one zoom lenses for interchangeable lens cameras. It delivers high-level performance across the entire zoom range while remaining lightweight and compact even with such a broad range. The Tamron 28-200mm has a length of 4.6 in and weighs just 20.3 oz. And with its 7.5 in MOD at the wide end and 31.5 in at the tele end, the lens also offers high-level close-up shooting performance. When it comes to all-in-one zooms, the innovative 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is in a class by itself and vividly captures virtually all possible scenes, from landscape photography to portrait photos and snapshots and close-ups.
Tamron lenses provide an unprecedented blend of optical performance and versatility, and the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, designed exclusively for Sony E-mount is no exception. Capture yours at an authorized Tamron dealer today.
From wide-angle to telephoto, all-in-one zoom lenses deliver a wider range of usefulness, from everyday snaps to travel and much more. That’s why Tamron pursued a high level of portability in the development of the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6, achieving a compact, lightweight design that’s a mere 117mm (4.6 in) long and weighs just 575g (20.3 oz). The small size enables comfort and convenience, even during extensive travel, without the burden of a heavy camera bag. The 67mm filter size is the same as other lenses in Tamron’s mirrorless lens lineup*. This means that the filters such as PL (Polarizer) and lens caps can be used for all models in the series, for greater convenience and less hassle during lens changes.
*Our lineup for Sony E-mount cameras with 67mm filter diameter
M1:2 fixed focal lens
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) ＞
High-speed standard zoom lens
17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD （Model B070) ＞
20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD （Model A062) ＞
28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 （Model A063) ＞
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD （Model A058) ＞
High-speed ultra wide-angle zoom lens
11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060) ＞
17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) ＞
Telephoto zoom lens
50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) ＞
70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) ＞
70-300mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A047 ＞
150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VXD (Model A057) ＞
The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is the first*1 all-in-one zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras to offer a maximum aperture of F2.8. It maintains outstanding performance throughout the entire zoom range, and aperture values of F3.5 at 50mm, F4.5 at 100mm, F5.6 at 200mm. From landscape photography to portrait photos and snapshots, the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 delivers finely detailed images in a wide range of shooting situations. The generous use of special LD and XLD lens elements (with properties close to those of fluorite) enables it to thoroughly minimize chromatic and other aberrations, while the application of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating offers high anti-reflective benefits and reduces ghosting and flare that are otherwise likely to occur when shooting backlight scenes. Additionally, by leveraging camera functionality*2, the lens delivers excellent optical performance to match the high-resolution image sensors on the latest cameras, achieving beautiful images that are a cut above all-in-one zoom lenses of the past.
*1 Among currently available all-in-one zoom lenses for interchangeable lens cameras (zoom ratio of 7x or higher) (As of May 2020: Tamron)
*2 When shooting with the camera’s lens correction function enabled.
The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 delivers amazing close-up performance for an all-in-one zoom lens. At 28mm wide-angle, the MOD is 0.19m (7.5 in) with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, and at the 200mm telephoto end it has an MOD of 0.8m (31.5 in) with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. In addition to capturing stunning close-up images, you can leverage the blurred background bokeh utilizing a large F-number and enjoy unique close-up shots that were not possible with all-in-one zoom lenses until now.
The AF drive on the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 includes an RXD motor unit to help you stay focused on the action. RXD uses an actuator to precisely control the rotational angle of the motor, allowing it to directly drive the focusing lens without passing through a reduction gear. A sensor that precisely detects the position of the lens enables high-speed and accurate AF, which is ideal when shooting continually moving subjects or recording video. And with a focusing system that is both smooth and quiet, the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 lets you shoot free from stress not worrying the drive sound in a quiet environment.
The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 for Sony E-mount covers a broad range of focal lengths in a single lens, starting from 28mm at the wide-angle end to 200mm at the telephoto end. This versatile range enables diverse photographic expression, from wide-angle shooting of expansive landscapes to close-up and compressive compositions in telephoto shooting. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry the lens with ease, anytime, anywhere. The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is a very convenient lens that can be used for nearly any genre, from vast landscapes to snapshots around town, table-top photography and for professional-looking portraits.
Tamron’s new 28-200mm zoom is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to mirrorless cameras. This includes:
- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
*As of May, 2020
By combining the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 with other members of Tamron’s lineup* of 67mm filter size lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras you can cover an even wider range of scenes. For example, combining the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 with the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) provides the focal length range of 17mm to 200mm, from ultra wide-angle to the telephoto. Even when carried together, these two lenses weigh less than 1kg (995g/35.1 oz), offering excellent portability. Combining this all-in-one zoom with the 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F050) or other lenses in Tamron’s fixed focal lens series enables expansion of the wide-angle end to match the subject being shot. The combined weight of the two lenses is less than 800g (28.2 oz), so they’re astonishingly easy to carry together. The filter size 67mm is shared with other lenses in series, too. This enables efficiency in filter use and places an emphasis on flexibility, since the same polarizer filters and lens caps can be shared between all models.
*Our lineup for Sony E-mount cameras with 67mm filter diameter
Mirrorless Lenses with 67mm filter diamter ›
Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E-mountTechnical Information
|Angle of View
|75°23'-12°21'(for full-frame mirrorless format)|
|Optical Construction||18 elements in 14 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.19m (7.5 in) (WIDE) /
0.8m (31.5 in) (TELE)
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:3.1 (WIDE) / 1:3.8 (TELE)|
|Length*||117mm (4.6 in)|
|Weight||575g (20.3 oz)|
|Aperture Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)**|
|Standard Accessory||Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Sony E-mount|
|Price||$799 USD / $999 CAD|
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*** will fit APS-C mirrorless
Note: Tamron lenses cannot guarantee functionality with cinema cameras.
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.
June 25th, 2020
Optical Construction (18 elements in 14 groups)
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves describe to what extent the tested lens can faithfully reproduce contrast of the subject in images it captures.
The closer the 10 lp/mm (line pairs per millimeter) curve (the thick line for low frequency) in an MTF chart to "1" of the vertical axis (the higher up), the higher the contrast reproduction performance of the tested lens will be. The closer the 30 lp/mm curve (the thin line for high frequency) to "1" (the higher up), the higher the resolving power and thus the subjective sharpness of the lens will be.
Lens performance differs depending upon directions. Solid lines show performance in the sagittal (radial) direction while dotted lines indicate performance in the meridional (circumferential) direction. When sharp lenses capable of delivering uniform optical performance over the entire image field are tested, MTF charts show curves plotted in good balance.
Performance characteristics of photographic lenses cannot be expressed with only MTF charts. There are other factors that are expressed in different methods, such as taste of softness and degrees of compensation of various aberrations. But you can use MTF charts as a scale to measure lens performance.
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