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)
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.
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.
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.
The Model A058 is compatible with the new ‘TAMRON Lens Utility’ software (for PC/ for devices with AndroidTM 2 OS) originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON3. Users can customize the lens functions and update the firmware4 through the lens. In addition, by using the Mobile version, Focus Preset and A-B Focus can be operated remotely without touching the lens. The personal customization gives flexible shooting options to match the still photography or videography shooting situation.
2 Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
3 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.
4 Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.
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.
①Zoom ring, focus ring
Grip texture has been improved by redesigning the striped pattern on the rubber focusing and zoom rings. Certain internal parts have also been enhanced. These advancements result in smoother overall operability. TAMRON has also adjusted the stiffness and torque of the zoom ring to facilitate smoother and more precise operation.
⑤Switch box, Focus Set Button
The recessed switch box and Focus Set Button have an unobtrusive, contoured design that smoothly guides the fingers intuitively. This improved slide switch design was first used with Model A057. The sloped bevel around the slide switch draws your finger naturally to the right position. To prevent accidental operation, the switches have a low profile. Taken altogether, these enhancements provide a more comfortable user experience.
BBAR G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating Innovative coating technology that prevents ghosting and flare
Circular Aperture A several-blade diaphragm is configured to retain a smooth, circular-shaped aperture opening even when stopped down by two stops from the wide-open aperture
Hood locking mechanism Hood locking mechanism prevents unintentional detachment
Moisture-Resistant Construction Leak-resistant seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment when shooting outdoors
Zoom Lock switch Zoom Lock switch prevents undesired extension of the lens barrel when carrying the camera/lens unit on a neck strap
GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements GM lens elements have a significant impact on minimizing distortion and enhancing the sharpness of the image at its periphery
LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements The characteristic of less of a tendency to separate a ray of light into a rainbow of colors effectively compensates for chromatic and lateral chromatic aberration
Fluorine Coating A highly durable protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant
VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) A linear motor focus mechanism for the highest levels of autofocus speed and precision
General Lens Catalog
Published November 2022
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD
Published August 2021