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Firmware Update

Tamron Fixes 28-75mm F2.8 RXD Auto Focus Issue

Well I think this is one of the most awaited firmware update from Tamron. Lot of users, those who were willing to get the RXD lens are holding their purchase due to the AF issue raised by Lens users, [More Details here]

According to latest update coming from Tamron. The latest firmware arrived for Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens fixes the AF related issues of lens.

How to update the Tamron Lens Firmware

  1. Full charge your battery [yes, keep it full charge before the update]
  2. Remove Memory card(s)
  3. Connect your camera with PC / Mac
  4. Download Lens update software and then Run

Tamron 27-70mm RXD Lens V2.0 Firmware Update Page

Do share your thoughts / opinions after updating the lens firmware

Buy Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Lens

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Lens Auto Focus Problem

Ok, let’s start from  the beaning. That1cameraguy first reported the AF issue and later on we have also received conformation from Max. That yes the tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Lens Auto Focus Problem, although it occurs rarely and the issues goes away once you switch on-off the camera.

The issue isn’t big, but the best part is Tamron responded very quickly and promised to fix this issue ASAP via a firmware update. Just have look at the problems spotted by two well known Vloggers and Camera Experts.

Notice about 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) Operation

Dear Tamron product users and potential purchasers.

Thank you for your interest in Tamron products.

We would like to announce that we discovered some issues with the auto focus of our new lens, 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony E-mount, 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras, released on May 24, 2018. The issues occur primarily when using the camera in video recording mode.

Rest assured, we are evaluating the cause of the error and for the solution to this matter. We expect this issue to be resolved very shortly and we will release a firmware update at that time.

Regarding the firmware updating process, please be assured that the process is accomplished directly through the Sony camera and supported by the Sony firmware updating function. As soon as the process is finalized, we will explain the process in detail on our website.

We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens is as Sharp as Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens

Size difference between the lens image

Size difference between the Sony 28-75mm F2.8 RXD and Sony 27-70mm F2.8 GM – image credit CameraSize

Just few days ago announced the 28-75mm F2.8 RXD lens. The lens features weather proof design,  advance optics design with constant aperture support and Fast and Silent AF Motor. The price of the lens is only $799, which is less than half of Sony’s 24-70mm F2.8 GM series lens.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens Review

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 FE lens first review publish at German website and we are literally surprised to see the test results of the lens, since the image quality of the lens is almost equal Sony 24-70mm F2.8 Lens image.

– The lens is compact and have less weight
– The Tamron is nearly as sharp as 2X  more expensive Sony 24-70mm GM lens.
– The Tamron also comes surprisingly close to the Zeiss Otus quality!
– CA is not an issue
– Autofocus seems like to work as well as Sony native lenses

– Missing focus button on the lens.
– Missing MF-AF switch
– 28mm at the wide end and not 24mm

The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Dream lens is now available for Pre-order at B&H Store.

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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 RXD Fullframe Lens for Sony FE Mount at $800 Only

Tamron literally dropped a bomb, they announced a fullframe lens while having a 27-75mm focal length with a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. The lens also features built-in steeping motor, for silent and fast focusing. The lens also features For AF drive, it is equipped with a sensor that detects the lens position with high accuracy and a stepping motor unit “RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive)” optimized for AF control.

The lens is ultra compact and small achieving a mass of 550 g and a length of 117.8 mm. The close focusing distance of the lens is 5.7 cm only.

In order to satisfy both beautiful blurring taste and high image quality, a special glass material XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) lens, one LD (Low Dispersion: Loss Dispersion) lens, one GM Mold Aspheric) One lens and two composite aspherical lenses are properly arranged to correct various aberrations including chromatic aberration well and achieve compactness of the entire optical system. In addition, it adopts BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating boasting high antireflection performance and is pursuing stable resolution performance even in photography at backlighting throughout the zoom range. 

The lens is compatible with Sony Hybrid AF technology and the firmware can be also updated is also possible.

We will update you soon once it become available for its pre-order

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Tamron Lenses 300mm F2.8, 400mm F4, 500mm F4 Lens Patent

Tamron lens patent image

Tamron working on Multiple high quality Prime lens patent. The Lenses include 300mm F2.8, 400mm F4, 500mm F4 Lens Patent. As we have said earlier also, patent takes two to three years to become a real product. So, it is possible we may see these lenses

Details of the patent is below

[Publication number] Japanese Unexamined Patent
Application Publication No. 2017-223891 (P2017-223891A) click here
[Publication date] December 21, Heisei 20 (2017.12.21)
Patent application title: Optical system and imaging device

Embodiment 3: 500mm F4
Focal length: 485.045 mm
F No.: 4.001
ω: 2.530
Image height: 21.64 mm
Back focus: 125.2621 mm
Lens length: 420.001 mm

Embodiment 2: 400mm F4
Focal length: 396.296 mm
F No.: 4.0
ω: 2.963
Image height: 21.64 mm
Back focus: 102.3549 mm
Lens length: 332.36 mm

Embodiment 1: 300mm F2.8
Focal length: 304.799 mm
F No.: 2.8
ω: 3.997
Image height: 21.64 mm
Back focus: 70.1919 mm
Lens length: 298.38 mm

Take a look at more Tamron Patents

$200 off on Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD Lens

Yes, Tamron is giving out flat $200 off on Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD Lens. The regular price of lens is $599 but you can get in $399 only.

Get it from

Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD Lens – Amazon

Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD Lens – B&H Store

Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Development Announcement

Tamron announced the development of 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035). This lens is coming for the DSLRS specifically for Nikon FX Mount and Canon EF mount. However this lens can be also used with aps-c sensor camera crop factor will be applied.

The lens features high speed AF performance as well as built-in high grade optical image stabilization with the help of new High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system

According to the press text Tamron 100-400mm is officially coming at the end of this year 2017.

One of the most important thing is the lenses compatible with 1.4 x teleconverter, so you get extended range if you get the teleconverter with this.

Do read the press release for more details.

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