Tamron patents for 28-105mm f/4.0 and 28-130mm FF lens designs…will one of these be the new teased lens?


I spotted a couple of new patents describing more new zooms designed for Full Frame mirrorless cameras. In the past year we now have a total of seven FE zoom designs. One of them might be the newly teased lens? Let us know which one you like to get:

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Personally something like a 28-130mm FF lens sounds more likely to become true…


New firmware update for the Tamron 70-180mm FE lens


Tamron announced a new firmware update for the 70-180mm FE lens.


This update improves the following issues:.

1. A malfunction of Inner body image stabilizer occurs when used at about 70-85mm focal length and at more than 5.5m of object distance.
Applicable camera models: α7 II

2. When you use flashes, there is a delay from the time the shutter button is pressed to the time the shutter and the flash release.
Applicable camera models:α7, α7 II, α7R, α7R II, α7S, α7S II, α5000, α5100, α6000, α6300, α6500, NEX-3N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-7, NEX-F3, NEX-6

Tamron 70-180mm FE lens is in Stock and/or shipping here:

In USA at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and FocusCamera
In Germany at FotoKoch DE, Amazon DE, Calumet DE.
In UK at Amazon UK, WexUK, ParkCameras.
In Amazon EU stores at Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, Amazon NL.


The next Tamron FE lens is an affordable travel superzoom and has the same size of the 28-75mm FE


My sources confirmed the teased lens is not the usual f/2.8 zoom from Tamron. This is a new affordable travel lens.

Our reader Puni Puni made this image size analysis:

We have some hints about ratio between mount width and lens length.
261:482 from the image is like a ratio of 1:1,85
The 17-28 is ratio 1:1,58
The 28-75 is ratio 1:89
The 70-180 is ratio 1:2,39
This new lens have the same length as the 28-75 when zoom is retracted. Very interesting.

So while this lens will have about the size of the current 28-75mm FE it will have a slower aperture and longer focal range. I hope it’s a better version of the Sony 24-240mm FE lens :)

P.S.: There will be two more FE lenses coming in 2020 after that new travel zoom.


Exciting! Tamron teases the launch of a new zoom lens!


Tamron will soon announce a new Full Frame E-mount lens! This is a new zoom and I shall get some more news soon! This si the first of the three FE lenses Tamron will announce in 2020 :)

The teaser video says the lens is “made for everycenery” which might suggest this is a perfect travel zoom lens…

Note: You can chat with me about this lens on our new Discord group.


Sony ZV-1 available for preorder on Amazon US. New Rokinon E-mount lenses on preorder at BH


The new ZV-1 is now finally available for preorder at Amazon US too.

UPDATE: Also the new Rokonon lenses are now available for preorder:

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Series II Lens for Sony E at BHphoto.
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II Lens for Sony E at BHphoto.

Sony ZV-1 preorders:
USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
EU at Fotokoch, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, Amazon NL. Centresdirect.