Tamron has launched a 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount cameras in the US. It has a Pre-order price of $549.00. It is now in stock online on Amazon.com.
June 2021 update: The current lowest price is $491.97.
Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens is made for Sony Full Frame Cameras. You can also use it with crop sensor cameras like Sony A6400, A6600, etc. For $549, it’s a good value for money lens to get as the Sony-made 70-350mm lens ( SEL70350G ) sells for a much higher price of $998. Also, that lens is an APS-C lens, so you can’t use it on a full-frame camera like Sony A7M3 or A7R4 unless you put it in APS-C crop mode.
If you are looking for an affordable medium telephoto lens for a Sony E-mount camera, this is one of the best you can get today in the market. Thanks to the crop factor, this lens has an equivalent focal length of 450mm on APS-C bodies.
Specs and Features
- Weight: 545g
- Max aperture range: F4.5-6.3
- Min aperture range: F22-32
- 7-blade diaphragm
- RXD Motor ( Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive )
- Eye AF support
- 450mm focal length on APS-C bodies
- Lens construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating
- φ67mm filter size
- Tamron 6 Year Limited USA Warranty