• 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2
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The world’s smallest and lightest1 F2.8 tele-zoom lens fits comfortably in your hand

The 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065) is the “G2” 2nd-generation successor to the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), a lens that won astounding acclaim from the marketplace and has been enjoyed by users around the world. The new model keeps its fast F2.8 aperture, while being newly equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) and offering greatly improved close-up capability. Even with these new features, the lens is the world's smallest size and lightest weight for its class (156.5mm / 6.2in long at wide 70mm end) and weighs just 855g / 30.2oz as a result of its size-minimizing 180mm focal length at the tele end2 versus bulkier 70-200mm lenses. In addition to offering the highest level of mobility, the optical design has been completely revamped from the 1st-generation model to further refine its exceptional optical performance. With the 70-180mm F2.8 G2, TAMRON has pushed both rendering capabilities and miniaturization to the limits. These advancements amplify the joy of capturing the world around you.

1 Among full-frame compatible fast-aperture F2.8 telephoto zoom lenses equipped with Vibration Compensation (As of August, 2023: TAMRON)
2 When an APS-C camera is used, the focal length is 105-270mm (full-frame equivalent).
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The amazing performance of the fast F2.8 aperture captures the world in vivid detail

The design of the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 has been completely reworked from the ground up to attain uncompromising optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. This new model has an optical construction of 20 elements in 15 groups. The precision combination of multiple special lens elements including an XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), three LD (Low Dispersion), two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens element further enhances the ability to correct for chromatic and various other aberrations. Additionally, the BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating, TAMRON’s next-generation technology, suppresses ghosting and flare to enable the crisp and clear rendition of images, and assures high resolving power that captures subjects in minute detail. Another feature is the beautiful, soft bokeh that the large F2.8 aperture provides, vastly expanding the breadth of expressive possibilities available to you. From snap photography to portraits and landscapes, enjoy a diverse range of shooting in any situation.
Camera: Sony α1 Focal length: 116mm Exposure: F2.8 1/250sec ISO 200

Capture your vision with fast and precise AF and improved tracking performance

The AF drive of the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 continues to employ the VXD (Voice-coil extreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that was used for the first time in the 1st-generation Model A056, inheriting the quality and performance it provides. With astoundingly agile performance representing a high mark in TAMRON’s history, this AF system faithfully fulfils the intentions of the photographer to a high degree of precision in steps of 0.005mm, less than one-tenth the width of a human hair. Furthermore, the precise calculations, reworked to update the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 (Model A067) and 150-500mm F5-6.7 (Model A057), have been applied to further enhance the tracking performance of moving objects such as vehicles and sports action, ensuring you never miss decisive scenes whether shooting still images or video. In addition, the quietness offered by the linear motor system provides nearly silent performance when using the lens in conditions where noise needs to be minimized.
Camera: Sony α1 Focal length: 180mm Exposure: F2.8 1/1600sec ISO 100

TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism empowers mobility

To let you fully enjoy its excellent portability with ease, the 70-180mm F2.8 G2 is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism. This suppresses camera shake that tends to occur when shooting at the telephoto end or during close focusing, thereby enabling stable shooting results. It's also highly effective when shooting in low-light conditions that often lead to camera shake, like evening and night scenarios or dimly lit indoor scenes. Moreover, using AI technologies, the lens chooses the appropriate compensation characteristics for videography at focal lengths of 100mm or less to powerfully support the inherent optical performance of the lens.
Camera: Sony α1 Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F6.3 1/8sec ISO 800

MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.3m (11.8in) opens new possibilities

TAMRON has accepted and overcome the challenge of shortening the MOD so that photographers can enjoy greater freedom when composing images. By optimizing the optical design, shooting at close distances that were possible only during manual focusing with the 1st-generation model is now possible when using autofocus with the 2nd-generation 70-180mm F2.8 G2. Compared with its predecessor (Model A056), TAMRON has succeeded in shortening the MOD to 0.3m / 11.8in (at the 70mm end) and 0.85m / 33.5in (at 180mm end). Plus, the working distance at the 70mm end is as close as 12cm (4.7in). This expands the possibilities for expression with a single lens, allowing you to take another step forward or utilize soft, beautiful bokeh in your shots. In addition, with an outstanding maximum magnification ratio at the 70mm end of 1:2.6 and 1:4.7 at the 180mm end, you can create unique and powerful compositions that capture a subject in extreme detail, for example, zooming from a headshot to a small portion of the subject's face.
Camera: Sony α1 Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F4.5 1/8sec ISO 100

Compatible with TAMRON Lens Utility™ software

The 70-180mm F2.8 G2 is compatible with the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software (for PC and Android™ 3 OS) that was developed in-house by TAMRON4. TAMRON Lens Utility lets users change lens settings, assign camera body functions, and update to the latest firmware5 when necessary. In addition, when using the mobile version, functions unique to the mobile version can be operated remotely without touching the lens. Users may customize functions for various still photography and videography shooting styles, thereby providing a more personalized and fulfilling shooting experience.

3 Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
4 To connect your PC and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-A to Type-C/ Model CC-150, or USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately.
To connect your smartphone and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately.

5 Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.

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* For Model A063
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Enhanced overall lens design for user-friendly operation

Every individual part of the lens has been reexamined, right down to the fine details, resulting in an enhanced design that updates both operability and the ergonomic considerations. The surface of the lens exterior is shiny and glossy black. Improved abrasion resistance makes the lens harder to scratch and resists fingerprints. Additionally, the grip performance has been improved. The smoothly curved, glossy surface of the brand ring creates a dignified appearance with a design that signifies functional beauty and high quality.

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* For Model A063

Pursue a wide range of photography with a lineup of lenses that all have the same 67mm filter diameter

Great things come in compact packages! This lineup* includes other lenses that share the same filter diameter of 67mm. Lenses in this series feature small and light designs ideal for pairing with mirrorless cameras, and the filter diameter of each lens is the same 67mm. In addition to providing excellent portability when carrying multiple lenses, costly Polarizers, ND and other filters can be used interchangeably. Plus, the hassle of looking for different-sized lens caps when switching lenses has been eliminated. In addition to outstanding optical quality, this seemingly small feature lets you enjoy the highest level of convenience across the entire lineup.

* The lineup of lenses that share the same filter diameter of 67mm for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless Mirrorless Lenses with 67mm filter diameter ›
67mm filter diameter lenses

Built with Mirrorless in Mind

- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- AF Assist

* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
* Please update the firmware to the latest version.
* As of August, 2023

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Technical Information


Model A065
Focal Length 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Angle of View
34°21'- 13°42'
(for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 20 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object
0.3m (11.8in) (WIDE) /
0.85m (33.5in) (TELE)
Maximum Magnification
1:2.6 (WIDE) / 1:4.7 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ83mm
Length* 156.5mm (6.2in)
Weight 855g (30.2oz)
Aperture Blades** 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minumum Aperture F22
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mount Sony E-mount
Price $1,299 USD / $1,699 CAD

* Length is the distance from the front end 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.

Release Date
October 12th, 2023

MTF Chart Guide


MTF at 70mm
MTF at 180mm

Optical Construction (20 elements in 15 groups)

Optical Construction


Lens Cap(CF67II)
Lens Cap(CF67II)
Supplied Accessory
Lens Hood(HA065)
Lens Hood(HA065)
Supplied Accessory
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0 Standard-A - USB Type-C/Cable length: 1.5m)
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0
Standard-A - USB Type-C/Cable length: 1.5m)
Optional Accessory
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0 USB Type-C - USB Type-C (L Shape)/Cable length: 1.5m)
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0
USB Type-C - USB Type-C (L Shape)/Cable length: 1.5m)
Optional Accessory
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