I don’t get many pre-release lenses, so when the opportunity arises to test one, I jump at it. When that lens is the long-awaited Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD, it makes it all the more exciting.
The problem in Sonyland is that there aren’t any other real alternatives to the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS on native Sony mount.
You will find adapted lenses, but outside of the cheaper FE 70–200mm f/4 G, there isn’t much else on the market.
I think the real appeal with lenses like the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is their compact size when compared to their GM counterparts.
Tamron has managed to do this without compromising image quality, and do so at half the price of the Sony.
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