Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 70mm when not extended .
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 58mm.
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 28-80mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 120mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 80mm .
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 7 elements in 7 groups .
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron AF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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