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Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E


A versatile wide-angle to standard-length zoom, the Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens spans a useful range of focal lengths for everyday photography. Offered here with a Sony E-mount, this compact and portable lens is well-suited for everything from landscapes and cityscapes to street scenes and portraits. The Tamron 20-40mm provides fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance throughout the zoom range, and the lens also supports Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF features with select cameras.

The lens features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture enabling you to shoot in difficult lighting conditions, and with a minimum focusing distance of just 17 cm, this optic delivers close-range functionality for dynamic wide-angle macro shots.

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 17 cm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • 67 mm Front Filter Size

An excellent travel companion, this full-frame lens delivers beautiful images across the entire zoom range and is a great choice for still photography, vlogs, and other video content.

Compact and lightweight design

The 20-40mm f/2.8 is a fast-aperture standard zoom lens. Still, it maintains its fast f/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range while sporting a remarkably compact and lightweight design, just 86.5mm long, with a maximum diameter of 74.4mm and a weight of only 365g. With a size that is easy to carry and a lightweight that’s well-suited for handheld shooting for extended periods, the 20-40mm f/2.8 will likely become your first choice for travel, street shooting, everyday carry, and spontaneous photo opportunities.

Shift seamlessly from the ultra-wide-angle to the standard focal length

The 20-40mm f/2.8 covers the focal length range of 20-40mm, making it a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that offers true ultra wide-angle. Compared to a conventional zoom lens that starts at 24mm, the difference is obvious the minute you bring the camera to your eye. When shooting landscapes, you can enjoy the wide-angle field-of-view and dynamic performance that only an ultra wide-angle lens delivers. Moving in the other direction, the full zoom range covers up to 40mm, also offering popular 28mm and 35mm lengths. So, it’s ideal for snaps and casual portraits, too. When attached to an APS-C mirrorless camera, it covers the full-frame equivalent focal length range of 30-60mm which also covers the common standard range.

Awesome videos and selfies at 20mm with fast, high-precision AF

The excellent handling benefits inherent in the compact and lightweight design are especially useful when shooting video. The lens remains well-balanced when using a camera rig, cage, or gimbal stabiliser, so it’s an excellent choice for vlog shooting. One advantage of the 20mm ultra-wide focal length is that a broad expanse of the background can be incorporated when selfie shooting. Moreover, the AF drive system is equipped with the VXD linear motor focus mechanism. Thanks to the high-speed, high-precision AF, speedy, pinpoint focusing is certain at any point of focus from the MOD to infinity. Excellent focus tracking performance allows you to track movement steadily when shooting video. In addition, noise from the AF motor has been minimised, making it ideal for still and video when shooting in conditions where silence is required.

Compact body with high-image quality

The 20-40mm f/2.8 is packed with unique Tamron innovations that enable it to have a compact body while ensuring high image quality. The optical construction has 12 elements in 11 groups. The precision design features a generous arrangement of special lens elements including four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements that control light dispersion, and two GM (Glass Molded aspherical) lens elements which combine to produce high optical performance. One of the greatest appeals of this zoom is the creamy, beautiful bokeh that is distinctive to fast-aperture lenses. Additionally, the BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating, TAMRON’s next-generation technology, suppresses ghosting and flare to enable the crisp and clear rendering of images.

Close-focusing wide macro shooting with a MOD of 0.17m at the 20mm end

Unique wide macro shooting at close-up distances emphasises perspective to heighten the impact of a composition, and it’s only possible with an ultra-wide angle. The excellent close-range shooting performance, which achieves a MOD of 0.17m at the 20mm wide end with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8, produces rich and dynamic imagery that brings out the finest details of the subject and gives you another avenue of creativity.

Compatible with Tamron Lens Utility software

The 20-40mm f/2.8 is compatible with the dedicated Tamron Lens Utility software developed in-house by Tamron. Tamron Lens Utility will let users customise focus ring settings and update to the latest firmware when necessary. Users may customise the focus ring for various shooting styles of still photography and videography, thereby providing a more personalised and fulfilling shooting experience.


Focal Length
20 to 40mm
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Camera Mount
Sony E
Minimum Focus Distance
17 cm
Internal Focus
Image Stabilisation
Filter Thread
67 mm (Front)
365 g
R 14,895 Off-site Warehouse
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What's in the box

  • Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
    • Front Cap 67mm Ⅱ
    • Rear Lens Cap
    • Lens Hood for A062
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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