Tamron Unveils 11-20mm f/2.8 Wide Zoom Lens for Fujifilm X-Photographers

Tamron has recently revealed its latest offering for Fujifilm X-photographers: the 11-20mm f/2.8 zoom lens. This eagerly anticipated lens will be compatible with Fujifilm’s APS-C mirrorless system, marking Tamron’s fourth lens designed specifically for this camera line-up.

Originally launched in Sony E mount last year, the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD lens has gained popularity for its impressive capabilities. The zoom range provides an effective focal length of 16.5-30mm, allowing photographers to capture expansive landscapes and wide-angle shots with ease.

One notable feature of this lens is its lightweight design, weighing a mere 335g. This characteristic makes it an ideal choice for travel enthusiasts and landscape photographers who value portability without compromising on image quality. Additionally, the lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 5.9 inches (15cm) at the wide-angle end, enabling creative close-up photography.

Constructed with 12 elements arranged in 10 groups, the lens is not only moisture-resistant but also benefits from a fluorine coating that provides extra protection against the elements. These features ensure that photographers can confidently use the lens in various weather conditions without worrying about damage.

Videographers will also appreciate the lens’s “exceptionally quiet” RXD stepping motor, which allows for smooth and virtually silent autofocus performance during video recording. This feature enhances the overall user experience, making it a versatile lens suitable for both photography and videography needs.

In addition to the 11-20mm f/2.8 zoom lens, Tamron already offers three other lenses for Fujifilm X-shooters. These include the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD, the 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD, and the 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD, providing photographers with a diverse range of focal lengths to choose from.

Technical specifications of the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD lens include:

  • Mount: Fujifilm X, Sony E
  • Manufacturer model number: B060
  • Full frame: No
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Angle of view: 71.5-105.3 degrees
  • Diaphragm blades: 7
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.15-0.24m
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 0.25-0.13x
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Dimensions: 73x86mm
  • Weight: 335g

Photographers eagerly awaiting the availability of the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras won’t have to wait much longer. The lens is expected to hit the market by May 30th, 2023, with a price tag of ₹85,000. Its arrival will undoubtedly be met with enthusiasm from Fujifilm X-photographers looking to expand their creative possibilities and capture stunning wide-angle shots.