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

SKU: AFA056S700

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

  • Tamron A056 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-Mount Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
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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.


Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length70-180mm
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Angle of view34 degree 21 feet to 13 degree 42 feet (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Minimum Focus Distance33.5 inch
Focus TypeAuto
Diaphragm Blades9 (circular diaphragm)
Zoom Focal Length70-180mm
Lens FormatFull Frame Sensors
Lens TypeTelephoto Zoom


Lens MountSony E-Mount


Weight28.6oz (810g)

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