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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)

The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens is well known to capture incredible detail even in low-light conditions. This second-generation successor added a Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that suppresses camera shake.

Designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this mid-range telephoto has successfully reduced the Minimum Object Distance (MOD) to 0.3m at 70mm and 0.85m at 180mm. The f/2.8 aperture combined with the fast and precise AF tracking enables you to capture moving objects such as vehicles or simply highlight detail in portraits, whether you require a headshot or small portion of the face.

Comprised of 20 elements in 15 groups to ensure quality optics throughout the zoom. Elements like the XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion), GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) and hybrid aspherical correct chromatic and other aberrations. The BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating reduces ghosting and flare that creates crisp and clear images.

  • E-Mount/Full-Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast, Compact Mid-Range Zoom
  • Vibration Compensation IS
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction

Well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and sports to wildlife photography

The world’s smallest and lightest f/2.8 tele-zoom lens fits comfortably in your hand

The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065) is the “G2” 2nd-generation successor to the 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), a lens that won astounding acclaim from the marketplace and has been enjoyed by users around the world. The new model keeps its fast f/2.8 aperture, while being newly equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) and offering greatly improved close-up capability. Even with these new features, the lens is the world’s smallest size and lightest weight for its class (156.5mm long at wide 70mm end) and weighs just 855g as a result of its size-minimising 180mm focal length at the tele end versus bulkier 70-200mm lenses. In addition to offering the highest level of mobility, the optical design has been completely revamped from the 1st-generation model to further refine its exceptional optical performance. With the 70-180mm f/2.8 G2, Tamron has pushed both rendering capabilities and miniaturisation to the limits. These advancements amplify the joy of capturing the world around you.

The amazing performance of the fast f/2.8 aperture captures the world in vivid detail

The design of the 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 has been completely reworked from the ground up to attain uncompromising optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. This new model has an optical construction of 20 elements in 15 groups. The precision combination of multiple special lens elements including an XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), three LD (Low Dispersion), two GM (Glass Moulded Aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens element further enhances the ability to correct for chromatic and various other aberrations. 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 rendition of images, and assures high resolving power that captures subjects in minute detail. Another feature is the beautiful, soft bokeh that the large f/2.8 aperture provides, vastly expanding the breadth of expressive possibilities available to you. From snap photography to portraits and landscapes, enjoy a diverse range of shooting in any situation.

Capture your vision with fast and precise AF and improved tracking performance

The AF drive of the 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 continues to employ the VXD (Voice-coil extreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that was used for the first time in the 1st-generation Model A056, inheriting the quality and performance it provides. With astoundingly agile performance representing a high mark in Tamron's history, this AF system faithfully fulfils the intentions of the photographer to a high degree of precision in steps of 0.005mm, less than one-tenth the width of a human hair. Furthermore, the precise calculations, reworked to update the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 (Model A067) and 150-500mm f/5-6.7 (Model A057), have been applied to further enhance the tracking performance of moving objects such as vehicles and sports action, ensuring you never miss decisive scenes whether shooting still images or video. In addition, the quietness offered by the linear motor system provides nearly silent performance when using the lens in conditions where noise needs to be minimised.

Tamron's proprietary VC mechanism empowers mobility

To let you fully enjoy its excellent portability with ease, the 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC mechanism. This suppresses camera shake that tends to occur when shooting at the telephoto end or during close focusing, thereby enabling stable shooting results. It's also highly effective when shooting in low-light conditions that often lead to camera shake, like evening and night scenarios or dimly lit indoor scenes. Moreover, using AI technologies, the lens chooses the appropriate compensation characteristics for videography at focal lengths of 100mm or less to powerfully support the inherent optical performance of the lens.

MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.3m opens new possibilities

Tamron has accepted and overcome the challenge of shortening the MOD so that photographers can enjoy greater freedom when composing images. By optimising the optical design, shooting at close distances that were possible only during manual focusing with the 1st-generation model is now possible when using autofocus with the 2nd-generation 70-180mm f/2.8 G2. Compared with its predecessor (Model A056), Tamron has succeeded in shortening the MOD to 0.3m (at the 70mm end) and 0.85m (at the 180mm end). Plus, the working distance at the 70mm end is as close as 12cm. This expands the possibilities for expression with a single lens, allowing you to take another step forward or utilise soft, beautiful bokeh in your shots. In addition, with an outstanding maximum magnification ratio at the 70mm end of 1:2.6 and 1:4.7 at the 180mm end, you can create unique and powerful compositions that capture a subject in extreme detail, for example, zooming from a headshot to a small portion of the subject's face.

Compatible with Tamron Lens Utility™ software

The 70-180mm f/2.8 G2 is compatible with the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software (for PC and Android™ OS) that was developed in-house by TAMRON. TAMRON Lens Utility lets users change lens settings, assign camera body functions, and update to the latest firmware when necessary. In addition, when using the mobile version, functions unique to the mobile version can be operated remotely without touching the lens. Users may customize functions for various still photography and videography shooting styles, thereby providing a more personalised and fulfilling shooting experience.

Enhanced overall lens design for user-friendly operation

Every individual part of the lens has been reexamined, right down to the fine details, resulting in an enhanced design that updates both operability and the ergonomic considerations. The surface of the lens exterior is shiny and glossy black. Improved abrasion resistance makes the lens harder to scratch and resists fingerprints. Additionally, the grip performance has been improved. The smoothly curved, glossy surface of the brand ring creates a dignified appearance with a design that signifies functional beauty and high quality.

Pursue a wide range of photography with a lineup of lenses that all have the same 67mm filter diameter

Great things come in compact packages! This lineup includes other lenses that share the same filter diameter of 67mm. Lenses in this series feature small and light designs ideal for pairing with mirrorless cameras, and the filter diameter of each lens is the same 67mm. In addition to providing excellent portability when carrying multiple lenses, costly Polarisers, ND and other filters can be used interchangeably. Plus, the hassle of looking for different-sized lens caps when switching lenses has been eliminated. In addition to outstanding optical quality, this seemingly small feature lets you enjoy the highest level of convenience across the entire lineup.


Focal Length
70 to 180mm
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Barrel Type
Camera Mount
Sony E
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
0.3 m
Internal Focus
Internal Zoom
Image Stabilisation
Filter Thread
67 mm (Front)
855 g
R 26,895 Off-site Warehouse
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  • Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Sony E)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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