Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens for Sony E

Offering a new take on a popular wide-angle focal length, the Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 is sleek and lightweight prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. By utilizing a modest f/2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is able to remain impressively sleek, making it ideal travel shooting applications. Also contributing to its versatility is a half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 4.7" minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects. An OSD stepping motor achieves fast and near-silent autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, the lens sports a moisture-resistant physical design along with a fluorine coating to suit working in inclement conditions.

  • Wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however is also suitable for use with APS-C models where it provides a 36mm equivalent focal length.

  • Modestly bright f/2.8 maximum aperture strikes a balance between being suitable for working in available lighting conditions and realizing an impressively compact and lightweight profile.

  • Three LD (Low Dispersion) elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce increased clarity and color fidelity.

  • One molded glass aspherical element suppresses distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.

  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating has been applied to lens elements to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.

  • Ideal for close-up shooting, this lens offers a half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 4.7" to suit working at near distances.

  • OSD stepping motor offers especially quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

  • A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.

  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 24 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 10
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings Low-dispersion and aspherical elements + BBAR and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 0.12 m (4.72)
Maximum magnification 0.5×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 215 g (0.47 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 64 mm (2.52)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
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Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens for Sony E Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5