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Tamron Teases 4 Upcoming E-mount Lenses


Tamron has just released a very short clip (see above) that shows no less than 4 upcoming lenses alongside its existing two full frame E-mount zoom lenses to be released later this year.

Tamron seem to be on a roll when it comes to E-mount lenses and its about to expend its line considerably. While the exiting 28-75mm f/2.8 has been doing well for a while and the new 17-28mm f/2.8 received good reviews (see here), the company has no prime lenses for Sony cameras at the moment.

It is hard to tell exactly what Tamron is planing from this short clip but from the looks of it there is a single long telephoto lenses (possibly a 70-200mm f/2.8 or something similar – which will be a welcome addition to its line and to Sony users in general who currently have only the large and expensive Sony version or adapted lenses which have their own shortcomings), plus a trio of smaller, probably prime lenses.

One possible route that Tamron might take is releasing a version of its 3 SP DSLR primes lenses for mirrorless cameras – the existing SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD – all very well received lenses in the Tamron lineup.

At the moment there is no info on pricing or availability of these upcoming lenses but we will report as soon as more information will be shared.

In other E-mount related news Fujirumors reported that Viltrox has shown mockups of 3 different AF APS-C e-mount lenses with the following specs:

Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 specs

  • aperture range: 1.4 – 16
  • 9 aperture blades
  • 10 groups, 11 glasses
  • filter size: 52
  • weight 250g

Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 specs

  • aperture range: 1.4 – 16
  • 9 aperture blades
  • 9 groups, 10 glasses
  • filter size: 52
  • weight 270g

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 specs

  • aperture range: 1.4 – 16
  • 9 aperture blades
  • 9 groups, 10 glasses
  • filter size: 52
  • weight 290g
We have to admit that these are very bizarre choices for APS-C lenses, especially given the fact that Sigma has a fantastic and fairly inexpensive 56mm f/1.4 lens and that 23mm and 33mm are not typical focal lengths for APS-C cameras.
Just like with the Tamron lenses, there is no info on variability of these lenses or their possible prices but it is nice to see another player stepping into the AF capable E-mount category.

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