Tamron closes in with quartet of fast f/2.8 lenses for Sony mirrorless E-mount

Tamron 35mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, and 20mm f/2.8 Di III primes
(Image credit: Tamron)

We had expected Tamron to announce the arrival of its quartet of lenses for the Sony E-mount mirrorless range of cameras at PhotoPlus Expo 2019, but in the end the news was released a day and a half ahead of the opening of the New York show. 

Of the four new lenses one is a zoom, with a focal length of 70-180mm f/2.8 - and this is joined by three primes with focal lengths of 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8.  These are the first primes that Tamron has produced in the Di III Sony E-mount range. Tamron has been teasing the arrival of these full-frame autofocus lenses for some weeks - but now we have all the specifications and details… including the fact that all four offer impressive close focusing characteristics.

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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.