Versatile zoom range and breathtaking image quality
The world's first1 F2 all-in-one full-frame mirrorless travel zoom lens
From expansive scenery to magnificent cityscapes—you can capture it all. We created a fast-aperture zoom lens ideal for the creation of art while traveling to take photos. The 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058) is a high resolution travel zoom lens that covers everything from the 35mm wide angle to the 150mm telephoto focal length, the first zoom lens achieving an aperture of F2 at the wide angle end for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. This versatile all-in-one zoom enables photography of beautiful natural scenery, urban landscapes, impressive buildings, restaurant interiors, city night views and more while traveling, without having to change lenses—or changing your distance from the subject when composing. It has a groundbreaking fast-aperture and utilizes the linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), thereby achieving high speed, high precision autofocusing. The innovative lens design enabled us to greatly improve the lens's grip and functionality and includes a Connector Port on the lens barrel. The port enables users to apply the TAMRON Lens Utility™, developed in-house, to easily customize functions and to update firmware. The 35-150mm F2-2.8 allows photographers to shoot at the common focal lengths frequently used when creating art while traveling, from the wide angle to normal, semi-telephoto, and telephoto—and anything in between. This empowers you to clearly capture the scenes as you envision them with its overwhelming resolving power and amazing flexibility.
1 Among fast-aperture interchangeable zoom lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras (As of August, 2021: TAMRON)
Create beautiful, soft bokeh with the large, best-in-class F2-2.8 aperture
The 35-150mm F2-2.8 features an optimal combination of four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements that subdue aberrations, and three extraordinary GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements. Together they assure high optical performance that enhances your ability to capture all the incredible scenery you encounter while traveling. TAMRON has achieved a maximum aperture of F2 at the wide-angle end and F2.8 at the telephoto end, enabling you to achieve beautiful, soft bokeh across the entire zoom range. The lens also makes it possible to capture subjects clearly in more situations. The lens's fast maximum aperture helps you control camera movement by permitting a higher shutter speed, or when trying to reduce noise by choosing a low ISO. Even when used with the latest mirrorless cameras that require high resolution performance, images are sharp edge-to-edge and from center to every corner, across the entire frame of the photo.
The 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058) enables you to capture everything from the wide angle to telephoto imagery with a single lens
This zoom lens covers everything from the 35mm wide angle to 150mm telephoto, including all the commonly used focal lengths, so it’s very handy for travel because it can replace several single lenses. Seamlessly take photos without switching lenses in various situations. Change to an 85mm semi-telephoto angle of view, focus on a faraway subject at 150mm, and make full use of the 35mm and 50mm focal lengths. Change composition without changing your distance from the subject. You can use just this one lens to capture a wide range of photos while traveling, from landscapes to snapshots and portraits. Our design goal was portability and compact design while achieving a spectacular specification of F2-2.8 with a 4.3x zoom ratio.
Capture sharp, crisp images with high speed and high precision autofocus
The autofocus drive employs the VXD linear motor focus mechanism. You can easily achieve focus from the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) to infinity, even at the maximum F2 aperture, thanks to the speed and precision of this highly accurate autofocus system. Focus tracking is also extremely precise so you can capture sudden movements by your subject. The linear motor also suppresses drive noise and vibrations during focusing, making it ideal for shooting both still photos and video in environments that demand quietness.
Proprietary software tool TAMRON Lens Utility™ for lens function customization
The Model A058 incorporates the new ‘TAMRON Lens Utility’ software originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON. TAMRON Lens Utility can be operated using a computer by connecting the lens from its Connector Port via the optional TAMRON Connection Cable2. Users can customize the functions and update the firmware through the lens. The personal customization gives flexible shooting options to match the shooting situation such as still photography or videography.
2 TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type A to Type C) sold separately.
TAMRON Lens Utility ＞
Achieve stellar close-up photos
The new 35-150mm F2-2.8 boasts the ability to take closeup photographs extremely close to the subject. At the 35mm wide-angle end, the MOD is 0.33m (13 in), achieving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.7. To further accentuate the subject and separate it visually from its surroundings you can create a greatly blurred background using the large F2-2.8 maximum aperture. You can also take unique and impressive photos, including overhead shots of food and close-ups of parts of small objects, flowers, or other subject details.
The Model A058 incorporates a new design that becomes the hallmark of TAMRON lenses introduced in the future. In constant pursuit of improving products in every way possible, TAMRON considered customer feedback and reviewed each part and component of the lens down to the finest details. As a result, TAMRON has enhanced both the operation and tactile presentation of the lens.
Built with Mirrorless in Mind
・Fast Hybrid AF
・Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
・ In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
* As of August, 2021
|Angle of View
(for full-frame mirrorless format)
|Optical Construction||21 elements in 15 groups|
|0.33m (13 in) (WIDE) /
0.85m (33.5 in) (TELE)
|1:5.7 (WIDE) / 1:5.9 (TELE)|
|Length*||158mm (6.2 in)|
|Weight||1,165g (41.1 oz)|
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)**|
|Standard Accessory||Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps|
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.
October 28th, 2021
Optical Construction (21 elements in 15 groups)
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves describe to what extent the tested lens can faithfully reproduce contrast of the subject in images it captures.
The closer the 10 lp/mm (line pairs per millimeter) curve (the thick line for low frequency) in an MTF chart to "1" of the vertical axis (the higher up), the higher the contrast reproduction performance of the tested lens will be. The closer the 30 lp/mm curve (the thin line for high frequency) to "1" (the higher up), the higher the resolving power and thus the subjective sharpness of the lens will be.
Lens performance differs depending upon directions. Solid lines show performance in the sagittal (radial) direction while dotted lines indicate performance in the meridional (circumferential) direction. When sharp lenses capable of delivering uniform optical performance over the entire image field are tested, MTF charts show curves plotted in good balance.
Performance characteristics of photographic lenses cannot be expressed with only MTF charts. There are other factors that are expressed in different methods, such as taste of softness and degrees of compensation of various aberrations. But you can use MTF charts as a scale to measure lens performance.
Live Photos [with EXIF data]Click on the photo to see the original image
- Camera：Sony α7R IV
- Focal length：35mm
- Shutter speed：1/3200sec
- Image size：6240px× 4160px (10.5MB)
- Camera：Sony α7R IV
- Focal length：85mm
- Shutter speed：1/200sec
- Image size：9504px× 6336px (23.5MB)
- Camera：Sony α7R IV
- Focal length：150mm
- Shutter speed：1/1600sec
- Image size：6240px× 4160px (11.8MB)