News tagged with "tamron"

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Mar9
Tamron develops SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD lens
Tamron has announced the development of a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens featuring image stabilization and an ultrasonic auto-focus drive. The SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD is the company's first lens to feature its latest Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) autofocus motor, with full-time manual focus override. The optical design includes an element made from Extra-Low Dispersion (XLD) glass, said to have optical properties similar to fluorite. Designed for both full-frame and APS-C digital SLRs, the lens will be initially available in Nikon mount followed by Canon and Sony versions.
Comments 2 Published: Mar 9, 2010 at 07:00
Sep1
 Tamron launches stabilized 17-50mm F2.8 zoom
Pre-IFA 2009: Tamron has announced a revised version of its popular 17-50mm F2.8 fast standard zoom for APS-C/DX SLRs, which now incorporates optical image stabilization (or as the company calls it, Vibration Compensation). The SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] offers a useful wide angle to short telephoto range of 26-78mm (35mm equivalent) in a compact design scarcely larger than its unstabilized predecessor. The 19 element / 14 group optical design employs a host of special elements to minimize aberrations, and features a minimum focusing distance of 0.29m over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification of 0.21x. It will be available in Nikon mount (with a built-in focusing motor) from mid-September, with a Canon version to follow.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 1, 2009 at 13:03
Mar24
Tamron announces 60mm F2 Macro
Tamron has announced the development of a 60mm F2 macro lens that provides 1:1 magnification for APS-C sensors. The lens, called the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1, will be available in Canon, Sony and Nikon mounts (with a built-in autofocus motor to allow AF to operate on the D40, D40X and D60). Its design, which incorporates two low dispersion elements to to compensate for various aberrations, lets you achieve 1:1 magnification at a working distance of 100mm. The F2 maximum aperture makes it a whole stop faster than other lenses in the same class. Price and availability will be announced later.
Comments 0 Published: Mar 24, 2009 at 09:18
Feb11
Just posted! Tamron 10-24mm lens review
Just posted! Our new lens review featuring Tamron's latest exercise in nominative brevity, the SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF). With the widest zoom range in its class (and joint widest-angle view), this lens certainly looks like a tempting prospect for photographers in search of sweeping vistas. So to kick off a new series of wide-angle zoom reviews, we test this brand-new design to see if all those letters equate to top-notch optical performance.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 11, 2009 at 11:21
Dec2
Just posted! Tamron 18-270mm VC lens review
Just posted! Our new lens review of the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO.  It may have a name straight out of the web-pages of Acrophobia, but it also features a mind-blowing 15 times zoom ratio that leaves its competitors trailing in its wake. This is coupled with Tamron's own optical image stabilization system to reduce the effects of camera shake. But is longer necessarily better? Read on to find out.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 2, 2008 at 10:54
Sep2
Tamron macro focuses on mini-Nikons
Pre-Photokina 2008: Tamron has announced a revised version of its popular 90mm macro lens with an autofocus motor for Nikon cameras. The move allows the use of this venerable lens design as a telephoto macro with the Nikon D40, D40X and D60 models. The lens will be available from the late September in Japan with other markets following.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 2, 2008 at 17:30
Other news from Tamron
Pre-Photokina 2008: Tamron has also announced the availability of the AF18-270MM Di II VC ultra high power zoom lens in Canon and Nikon mounts (with AF motor for Nikon) and the recently reviewed SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro  zoom lens in mounts for Pentax and Sony SLR cameras.  Both the lenses will be initially launched in Japan later this month.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 2, 2008 at 17:42
Jul30
Tamron announces 15x zoom lens
Superzoom specialist Tamron has today announced the development of its most ambitious lens yet, the characteristically snappily-titled AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro. Designed exclusively for digital SLRs with APS-C sensors, this optic offers a 35mm-equivalent range of 28-419mm, perfect for owners of megazoom compacts looking to upgrade to an SLR, and incorporates the company's 'Vibration Control' optical image stabilisation system. To achieve the spectacular zoom range (billed as the longest in the world),Tamron has used all its design nous, including the use of aspheric elements and low dispersion glass to keep chromatic aberration under control.
Comments 1 Published: Jul 30, 2008 at 08:57
Jun16
Just posted! Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Macro lens review
Just posted! Our new lens review of Tamron's latest baby, the SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro. In the third of our epic four-part series of telezoom reviews, we take a look through the viewfinder using a lens said to inherit its 'product concept' from Tamron's highly regarded 28-75mm F2.8. So does this young pretender really inherit the same compelling mixture of fine optics at a bargain price, and provide a challenge to the camera manufacturers' own fast telephoto zooms?
Comments 0 Published: Jun 16, 2008 at 13:03
May15
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 gains motor for Nikons
Tamron has continued its process of adding in-lens motors to its Nikon-mount lenses, with its 28-75mm f/2.8 being the latest recipient. This makes the lens fully compatible with the Nikon D40, D40x and D60, offering their owners fields of view equivalent to a 42-112.5mm lens (in FX/35mm terms). The magnificently named 'SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO' can focus as close as 33cm throughout its zoom range.
Comments 0 Published: May 15, 2008 at 08:11
Feb7
Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
Tamron announced yet another lens at this year's PMA show, the SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO. This fast telezoom gets in close thanks to its 0.95m minimum focus distance, realizing a magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at 200mm. Plenty of coatings keep stray light to a minimum whilst a removable tripod mount and clutched focus ring (Canon and Nikon only) help speed up operations. Canon users will see the lens first with release scheduled for March. Nikon, Sony and Pentax fittings will follow.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 7, 2008 at 11:45
Feb1
Tamron developing 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
PMA 2008: Tamron has announced a new ultra wide angle zoom which is currently under development. The SP AF 10-24MM F/3.5-4.5 DI II LD Aspherical (IF), to give its full designation, is designed for APS-C sensors and Tamron claim the performance will exceed its current 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 whilst offering greater speed and range of focal length. The design incorporates both exotic glass materials and aspherical elements to minimize aberrations. whilst the optical layout itself is intended to approach telecentricity.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 1, 2008 at 17:48
Dec4
Tamron builds 'D40-friendly' 18-250
Tamron has announced a new version of its popular 18-250 superzoom with an in-built focus motor evidently aimed at users of Nikon's D40 and D40x DSLRs. These two cameras lack legacy lens support in the form of a mechanical focus coupling - an omission widely criticized due to the reduced range of available lenses. Other specs appear to be unchanged from the existing version. Due to go on sale in Japan on December 13th, pricing and worldwide availability are yet to be announced.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 4, 2007 at 12:43
Oct22
Tamron readies stabilized 28-300 for re-launch
Having launched and then postponed availability of its AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC lens back in August, Tamron is now to re-launch the lens on October 26th. Canon user will be the first to try out the new optically stabilized superzoom with a Nikon mount following early in 2008. More details after the click.
Comments 1 Published: Oct 22, 2007 at 10:17
Sep30
Tamron AF 18-250 mm Di-II lens
Photokina 2006: Tamron has announced the new 18-250 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens designed specifically for digital SLR's with APS-C sized sensors. This lightweight lens is an improvement on the existing 18 to 200 mm lens, adding further telephoto range. It provides a zoom range of 18 to 250 mm (13.8x), producing an equivalent field of view of approximately 27 to 375 mm on a digital SLR with a 1.5x FOV crop. This is said to be the highest power zoom lens designed specifically for digital SLRs.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 30, 2006 at 10:21
Feb21
Tamron AF 18-200 mm F3.5 - F6.3 Di-II
PMA 2005: Tamron's AF 18-200 mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens, designed exclusively for digital cameras with small sensors, will ship in the spring. The wide to tele capabilities of this lens, which is equivalent to 28 - 300 mm in 35 mm terms, means that you should seldom need to change lenses. The lens, which is just 84mm long, features enhanced peripheral illumination, minimizes peripheral light fall-off and its internal surface coating reduces ghosting and flare. It is compatible with Canon AF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Nikon AF-D and Pentax AF mounts.
Comments 5 Published: Feb 21, 2005 at 17:19
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