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Tamron 11-20mm f2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens for Sony E

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Designed for use with Sony E-Mount APS-C mirrorless cameras, this lens is packed with premium features that result in exceptional images quality and performance. This ultra-wide-angle lens is afforded a wide, bright and impressively fast constant f2.8 aperture that is effective across the entire zoom range. The optical structure is where the magic happens: It comprises 12 lens elements arranged into 10 groups, including the use of 2 premium GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) lens elements, 1 XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and 2 LD (Low Dispersion) elements, all of which contribute to incredible image quality and edge-to-edge sharpness. This surprisingly lightweight and compact lens is also afforded a Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive (RXD) that offers fast and precise AF performance that is compatible with Sony's World-renowned Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF tracking. This lens exudes professionalism and is perfect for any landscape, architectural or travel photographer.

Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens Key Features:

  • Designed for use with Sony E-Mount APS-C mirrorless cameras
  • A super-wide angle of view, ideal for landscape or astrophotography
  • Surprisingly lightweight & compact design despite optical makeup
  • The optical makeup is comprised of 12 elements in 10 lens groups
  • Two premium GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) lens elements
  • 1 XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and 2 LD (Low Dispersion) elements
  • A wide, bright and impressively fast f2.8 maximum aperture
  • Constant f2.8 makes for expressive depth-of-field control
  • Fast and precise RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive)
  • An impressive minimum object distance of 15cm at 11mm
  • Magnification ratio of 1:4 makes for wide-angle macro shooting
  • Compatible with Sony's impressive fast hybrid AF and Eye AF
  • BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coatings
  • Moisture-resistant construction and a fluorine coating
  • Lightweight and well-balanced design weighing just 335g

Expanded Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens Key Features:

Optical Performance

Meeting the demands of professional users, this lens has been equipped with a highly intricate and advanced optical structure. The lens is made up of 12 glass elements that have been arranged into 10 groups. Within these 12 lenses, there are GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) lens elements that have been precisely located along the barrel to ensure high resolution and edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the focal range. As well as this, Tamron has included one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and two LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements that when combined, significantly reduces the appearance of optical aberrations for the highest image quality possible. Finally, to suppress ghosting and flare, Tamron has used a BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating that is effective even in backlit conditions.

Versatile and Flexible

There needs to be harmony between a lens and camera to produce the highest image quality possible and versatility to the user. To match up to the Sony E-Mount APS-C cameras that this lens is designed for, Tamron has afforded a constant f2.8 maximum aperture throughout the focal range. This aperture not only provides users with excellent low-light shooting capabilities but also enhanced and expressive control over depth-of-field. Furthermore, the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is just 15cm at the 11cm focal length and 24cm at the narrower 20mm end. Having this expanded range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 means that this wide-angle lens, which is ideal for landscapes and astrophotography, can as easily be used for creative close-up macro perspective images.

Focus On This

This lens is equipped with a Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive (RXD) that has been designed with an actuator that is used to precisely control the rotational angle of the motor. This allows the driver to focus the lens without passing through a reduction gear and combined with the sensor that detects the position of the lens, you're able to achieve highly accurate and impressively fast autofocus. This is ideal for photography and videography where you have constantly moving subjects and further to this, the lens is also compatible with Sony's world-renowned fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, too.

Surprisingly Small

It's true that often lenses of this calibre with advanced wide-angle optics and a constant f2.8 are bulky and heavy. But this lens breaks that trend. In fact, this lens is only 86mm long and weighs just 335g, which is remarkable considering the other similar lenses on the market. The benefit of this is that this lens is designed for use with Sony E-Mount APS-C mirrorless camera models that are compact in nature and therefore, you'll maintain the sleek and lightweight profile - Perfect for travel photographers who work with a weight limit.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens
  • 1 x Flower-shaped hood
  • 1 x Front Lens Cap
  • 1 x Rear Lens Cap
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Product Specification

Angle Of View 105° 20,-71° 35,
Aperture Blades 7
Filter Thread [mm] 67
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 20.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 11.0
Image Stabilisation No
Included Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Lens Elements 12
Lens Groups 10
Lens Mount Sony E
Max Aperture ~ Tele 2.8
Max Aperture ~ Wide 2.8
Maximum Format Size APS-C
Minimum Aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.15
Size 72mm (D) x 86.2mm (L)
Weight [g] 335.00
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