Tamron announced that its facilities in Aomori Prefecture, which were partially closed between May and September, will remain in this condition until the end of the year. This applies to the factories in Hirosaki and Namioka. The manufacturer attributed the decline in demand for lenses to the spread of coronavirus. He noted that the world market has not yet recovered and uncertainty about the future market situation remains.
Interestingly, just recently – in early July – the company reported that demand for a Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) full frame lens with Sony E mount was significantly higher than projected, so that the planned production volume was insufficient. At that time, the manufacturer apologized for the delay in order processing and assured that it would “do its best to deliver orders as soon as possible.