Tamron reveals 11-20mm f/2.8 wide zoom lens for Fuji X cameras

photo of tamron wide-angle lens

Tamron’s 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD is a fast-aperture, wide-angle lens that the third-party lens manufacturer is soon releasing for the Fujifilm X-mount. This will be the fourth lens from the brand for Fuji APS-C mirrorless cameras.

The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD was first announced last year and was released soon after for Sony cameras only. Now Fuji fans can use it too.

This particular wide-angle lens offers an effective focal length of 16.5-30mm and weighs just 335 grams (11.8168 oz) and is roughly 8.6cm (3.38583 inches) long by 7.3cm (2.87402 inches wide). These dimensions make it conveniently light and compact for Fuji’s usually small mirrorless cameras.

The new lens also offers an impressively close focusing distance of just 5.9 inches or 15cm which gives it macro shooting capabilities that are useful for some kinds of close-up photography.

Tamron has constructed the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD with 12 elements in 10 groups and according to the brand, it’s moisture and dust resistant. It also features a fluorine coating for more resilience to the elements.

Internally, the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD has an RXD stepping motor that’s “exceptionally quiet” according to Tamron and by design makes for an ideal travel and landscape photography optic.

This new lens joins Tamron’s 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD, 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD, and 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras.

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Some additional specs of this newest optic include the following:

  • Mount type: Fujifilm X, Sony E
  • AF: Yes
  • Full-frame: No
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Angle of view: 71.5-105.3 degrees
  • Diaphragm blades: 7
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 0.25-0.13x
  • Filter size: 67mm

Tamron hasn’t yet given a release date for the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD since it’s still under finishing development. We’re expecting more to emerge about it during the giant CP+ 2023 event in Japan this week and we’ll publish it if we do.

It’s worth noting that the existing Sony E-mount version of the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD launched at a price of $829. It currently sells for roughly $699, so the Fujifilm edition will probably cost somewhere between those two prices.

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1 Comment

  1. Nathan Brayshaw on February 23, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Shut-up and take my money!!!

    My Fujifilm 10-24, 35mm 1.4 and 56mm 1.2 is my travel kit. The only thing that has been missing is that 2.8 aperture.

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