Tamron teased the release of its new Sony FE mount superzoom with its own video (see below), but now rumor site Nokishita (opens in new tab) has revealed actual product shots which seem to confirm the predictions that the new lens would be a superzoom.
Nokishita has posted three views of the lens which we've combined in the image above. We hear the new product is the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 RXD, which is expected to sell for £729.
You can take a look at Tamron's own video below.
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 RXD vs Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
If the rumors prove correct, the new Tamron lens will go up against Sony's own FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, offering a shorter zoom range, but a faster maximum aperture, lower price and smaller size.
Tamron does have a long history with superzooms, including its ground-breaking ultra-long-range 18-400mm superzoom for APS-C cameras. Here, though, the company appears to be taking a different approach, concentrating on size and weight rather than outright focal range. For those who complain that lenses are getting too big (opens in new tab), this will be very welcome news.
The new lens would boost Tamron's growing range of Sony FE mount lenses, including the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (opens in new tab) constant-aperture ultra-wide zoom and the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (opens in new tab), not to mention Tamron's series of fast wide-angle primes for the Sony FE mount. (We're still waiting for a review sample of the intriguing Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (opens in new tab), another lens which swaps outright focal range in favor of compactness and light weight.)(opens in new tab)
Another new Tamron FE mount lens will certainly be welcome, as the Sony mirrorless brand continues to gain momentum. Sony makes some great lenses of its own, of course, but the zooms are often pretty big to use and, in the case of the premium G Master range, extremely expensive.