April 22, 2021, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 RXD (Model B060), a fast-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras on June 24, 2021. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.
PRODUCT NAME 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060) DATE OF LAUNCH June 24, 2021 *Due to the spread of COVID-19, the release date or the product supply schedule could be delayed.
1 Among interchangeable F2.8 ultra wide-angle zoom lenses for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras (As of March, 2021: TAMRON) 2 Di III-A: For APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras
The new 11-20mm F2.8 zoom is the world’s first ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras that features an aperture of F2.8. Despite its fast F2.8 aperture, the lens is very small (86.2mm / 3.4 in) and feels perfectly balanced attached to a compact APS-C mirrorless camera body. It is the ideal ultra wide-angle lens for regular use. At the 11mm ultra wide-angle end, the lens exhibits stunning close-range shooting performance, achieving an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4. This feature invites wide-angle macro shooting that exploits the creative effects of naturally occurring distortion that only ultra wide-angle lenses can provide.
The new zoom is protected by Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating in consideration of outdoor shooting. Its 67mm filter size is identical to TAMRON’s 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070) fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras and TAMRON’s nearly all lenses in the series of full-frame mirrorless cameras that sit nicely on APS-C cameras as well. Compatible with many of the features that Sony builds into its cameras, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF, the lens is packed with features that support comfortable shooting. The highly practical features enable photographers to enjoy the superb image quality of this ultra wide-angle, fast F2.8 aperture lens.