Tamron is growing the 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Mannequin B060) for Fujifilm X-mount, which it describes as a light-weight and wide-angle zoom lens.
The corporate supplied an honest degree of element in regards to the coming lens, which is according to its earlier growth bulletins. The 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD will probably be a small and light-weight — but balanced — compact zoom lens with a set f/2.8 aperture that’s designed for Fujifilm’s APS-C sensor our bodies.
The lens has a 35mm full-frame equal zoom vary of 16.5-30mm, which Tamron says is for on a regular basis use.
“On the 11mm extremely wide-angle finish, the lens permits beautiful close-range taking pictures efficiency, reaching an MOD (Minimal Object Distance) of 0.15 meters (5.9 inches) and a most magnification ratio of 1:4,” Tamron says, including that the close-focusing distance will enable photographers to seize wide-angle macro photographs that mix the naturally occurring distortion that solely vast angle lenses can present.
The autofocusing system will probably be pushed by Tamron’s RXD (Speedy eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor that it says works nice for each nonetheless seize and video use.
The 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD can even function a “moisture-resistant” development and a Fluorine Coating that the corporate says collectively present additional safety when taking pictures outdoor.
“The compact dimension, quick f/2.8 aperture, sensible zoom vary and excellent picture high quality make the 11-20mm zoom a really perfect selection for journey, panorama, road, and basic images,” the corporate concludes.
Apart from the picture above, any extra technical data (such because the optical development) was not shared and can possible solely be made identified when the supply of the lens is finalized. On that notice, Tamron didn’t present any data on when to anticipate the 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD to come back to market nor how a lot it may cost. That mentioned, the timing of its earlier growth bulletins to these merchandise formally coming to market can present a little bit of perception on what to anticipate.
For instance, Tamron introduced it was growing the 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony E-Mount cameras on August 18, 2022 and rotated and introduced the lens absolutely the next month on September 29. The lens hit retailer cabinets on the finish of October. If Tamron sticks to that schedule, anticipate extra particulars to be launched in March with buy availability in April or Might. That is, after all, all hypothesis, however it’s arduous to imagine Tamron will maintain consumers ready for much longer.
Moreover, it is extremely possible that the lens will share a lot in widespread with the 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD it already makes for Sony E-mount — a lens that has been in the marketplace since 2021. That lens had a launch value of $829, however is presently accessible for $699.
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