28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD

Model A071

First all-in-one zoom starting at F2.8*

Unprecedented blend of optical performance and versatility.

New, innovative all-in-one lens that does it all

 

Tamron has distilled all the technical capabilities and know-how amassed over the last 28 years in its development of all-in-one zoom lenses into the creation of this 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071), designed exclusively for Sony E-mount. The lens has a large maximum aperture of F2.8 at 28mm wide end, which represents a world’s first* for all-in-one zoom lenses, and delivers high-level performance across the entire zoom range, from the 28mm wide-angle end to 200mm telephoto. Despite covering a wide range of focal lengths, the lens is lightweight and compact, with a length of 117mm (4.6 in) and a weight of 575g (20.3 oz). Aside from day-to-day portability, the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6’s lightweight and compact size make it especially convenient for travel photos, where users wish to avoid the burden of heavy baggage. Tamron has also taken an uncompromising approach to optical performance, making liberal use of special lens elements—including LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (extra Low Dispersion) —to greatly suppress chromatic aberrations, and making it possible to achieve high image quality from edge to edge. With an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide end and 0.8m (31.5 in) at the telephoto end, the lens also offers high-level close-up shooting performance. The AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit to deliver high-speed, high-precision performance. The lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for added protection. 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.

Among currently available all-in-one zoom lenses for interchangeable lens cameras (zoom ratio of 7x or higher) (As of May 2020: Tamron)

Key Features

Compact, lightweight design offering superior portability with all-in-one zoom versatility

The optical design includes 16 elements in 11 groups. A new large aperture aspherical lens and LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements deliver exceptional resolution across the complete zoom range— combined with stable imaging across the entire frame. The lens also corrects comatic and transverse chromatic aberration, as well as distortion that often crops up on other wide-angle lenses. Together with Tamron’s unique BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, which improves light transmission and suppresses reflection and dispersion on the lens surface, this new ultra-wide-angle zoom has been entirely reimagined to control flare and ghosting. The result: clear, crisp images, every time.

Focal length: 10mm Exposure: F/5.6 1/45sec ISO400

Maximum aperture at the 28mm setting is a blazing fast F2.8
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.

Focal lenght: 28mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/20sec ISO 1250

 

 

Close-up shooting performance that’s astonishing for an all-in-one zoom lens

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 extensive zoom range means you can capture every situation

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.

 

High performance autofocus system means you’ll own every shooting opportunity

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.

Conquer any photo opportunity with Tamron’s 67mm filter size lineup

 

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.

Technical information

Specifications

0.19m (7.5 in) (WIDE) / 0.8m (31.5 in) (TELE)

F16-32
Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Sony E-mount

Model A071
Focal Length 28-200mm
Maximum Aperture F2.8-5.6
Angle of View (diagonal) 75°23′-12°21′(for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 18 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.1 (WIDE) / 1:3.8 (TELE)
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ74mm
Length* 117mm (4.6 in)
Weight 575g (20.3 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture
Image Stabilization Performance 4 Stops
(CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-80D is used
Nikon: D7200 is used
Standard Accessories
Compatible Mounts

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

* 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.

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