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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E Mount

  • mfr: A056SF
  • SKU: AFA056S700
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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 70-180mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-22
  • Sony FE mount lens
  • Full-Frame and APS-C camera formats
  • Superior optical design for uncompromised image quality
  • VXD linear motor focus mechanism
  • Fast Hybrid and Eye AF / Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera lens correction / Zoom Lock switch
  • Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
  • Fluorine coating and moisture-resistant construction

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E Mount

Designed for use with Sony EF-mount full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, the A056 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is a large aperture telephoto zoom lens by Tamron. It utilizes special lens elements packed in a compact body to provide an excellent optical performance from center to edge. The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens offers a fast f/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range for superb performance. Thanks to a Minimum Object Distance of 33.5 inches, this lens expands the possibilities for photographic expression. Tamron has built this lens with VXD (Voicecoil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism providing high-speed and high precision autofocus performance for both stills and videos.

VXD (Voicecoil eXtreme-torque Drive)

The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens’ AF drive is equipped with VXD (Voicecoil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism for stunningly fast and accurate auto-focusing. The drive comprises two VXD units that are arranged in a floating system and operated simultaneously via electronic control to achieve excellent optical performance at all shooting distances near and far.

Excellent Focus Tracking

Telephoto zoom lenses are ideally suited for focus tracking during sports and racing photography to ensure you do not miss any moment, whether shooting still photos or video. With the excellent quietness that is characteristic of linear motor systems, the AF is ideal for shooting in low-noise environments.

Compact, Light-Weight Design

Tamron’s 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to mirrorless cameras. It features a compact, lightweight design accepts 67mm filters.

Minimum Objective Distance of 33.5 Inches

The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens offers a minimum objective distance of just 33.5 inches across the entire zoom range, a surprising accomplishment for a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens. It also offers an amazing magnification ratio of 1:4.6 for powerful close-ups.


Weight 28.6oz (810g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Magnification 0.22x
Angle of view 34 degree 21 feet to 13 degree 42 feet (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Minimum Focus Distance 33.5 inch
Focus Type Auto
Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)
Zoom Focal Length 70-180mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom


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Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Full-Frame and APS-C Sony Mirrorless Cameras (Model A056)

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E Mount SKU: AFA056S700

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