Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens to be Sharper than Sony GM Lens!

Marc Alhadeff from SonyAlphaBlog has just posted a detailed review of the new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony FE mount. It is expected to be the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens killer!

He tested this new lens on Sony a7R IV and wrote::

The Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD ($1,199) is an excellent lens proposed at a very reasonable price. It completes perfectly the 2 other Tamron zooms but the quality of this zoom is clearly higher than previous Tamron Zooms. Indeed it supports perfectly the 61Mpix of the A7RIV whereas the 2 other zooms where showing their limits on the A7RIV

To achieve this performance at this price and this reduced size and weight Tamron had to make some choices:
180mm instead of 200mm
No optical stabilization
Lens extends when zooming
No “fancy” buttons on the barrel
No tripod foot (but you don’t need it considering the weight)
Not compatible with Sony TC

All the above compromises do not influence at all the image quality that is excellent (sharpness and bokeh) and allow for a weight and price divided by 2 compared to the Sony GM

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