Tamron Announces Development of 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens
Tamron plans to revamp their 70-180mm f/2.8 lens with the new G2 edition. The updated 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens promises improved performance, durability, and handling features for optimal usability.
The G2 gains a series of upgrades over the original. When shooting with the lens, its VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) motor offers quick and accurate autofocus tracking. Additionally, the lens touts improved chromatic aberration compensation, and is able to deliver more accurate portrayals of scenes.
The new lens also benefits from image stabilization features. Tamron’s proprietary VC (vibration compensation) image stabilization system is integrated, allowing cameras to capture steady scenes, even in shaky environments.
To boost usability and image quality, new coatings have been added. XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) elements are included in the lens, further boosting image fidelity and reducing chromatic aberration.
The G2 is highly durable and dust/moisture resistant. The lens also carries an updated look compared to the original, and Tamron states that it will remain stable when mounted on a camera.
The new Tamron 70-180mm Lens G2 is expected to be available later this year. It has been designed with full frame mirrorless cameras in mind, and is sure to be a great choice for a variety of photographers.