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Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 lens images surface ahead of the official reveal

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Sony FE superzoom
(Image credit: Nokishita)

Tamron teased the release of its new Sony FE mount superzoom with its own video (see below), but now rumor site Nokishita 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 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 RXD vs Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

This is how the Tamron and Sony lenses will compare for size. (Image credit: Nokishita/Sony)

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, 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 constant-aperture ultra-wide zoom and the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, 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, another lens which swaps outright focal range in favor of compactness and light weight.)

Tamron's video shows a line-up of Sony FE lenses with space left for another. BIG CLUE? (Image credit: Tamron)

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.

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  • Dave B
    Please don't be a superzoom. Be something like a 100-400mm or 150-600mm that was redesigned for mirrorless, with a good price. Even the 150-600mm is a stretch for me. Lenses that cover too much focal range generally suffer IQ wise on one or both ends of the focal range, making somewhat useless. (at those focal ranges)
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  • gonzzz
    Dave B said:
    Please don't be a superzoom. Be something like a 100-400mm or 150-600mm that was redesigned for mirrorless, with a good price. Even the 150-600mm is a stretch for me. Lenses that cover too much focal range generally suffer IQ wise on one or both ends of the focal range, making somewhat useless. (at those focal ranges)

    from the release pictures it looks like its shorter than the 70-180. i doubt it'll be a telephoto zoom based on that. i personally hope its a 24-105 f4 or better yet like the nikon 24-120 f4
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  • Gam3r01
    Dave B said:
    Please don't be a superzoom. Be something like a 100-400mm or 150-600mm that was redesigned for mirrorless, with a good price. Even the 150-600mm is a stretch for me. Lenses that cover too much focal range generally suffer IQ wise on one or both ends of the focal range, making somewhat useless. (at those focal ranges)
    Doubtful given their statements on versatility and "capturing every scene"
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