Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD brings lightweight telephoto action to Sony users

Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD will arrive on 14 May
(Image credit: Tamron)

Tamron's latest fast telephoto zoom for the Sony mirrorless cameras is set to go on sale on 14 May. The development of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VX was first announced in October last year, and will complete a trio off fast constant-aperture f/2.8 zooms for the popular Sony E mount.

The new telephoto zoom offers a shorter focal range than the classic 70-200mm f/2.8 that is traditionally used by pros and enthusiasts - but the narrower 70-180mm zoom range allowed Tamron to make a lens that is 45% smaller than it would otherwise have been. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.