PMA 2008: Tamron has three lenses in the pipeline suitable for Nikon camera bodies lacking in-body focus motors - namely the D40, D40x and D60. The 18-220 f/3.5-6.3 and 17-50 f/2.8 are for crop sensors only but the 70-300 f/4-5.6 will cover 24x36mm sensors. Click through for specs and compatibility information.

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Press Release:

Tamron announces the development of three zoom lenses with built-in motor for Nikon mount

PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company has developed two zoom lenses for APS-C size format —AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (model A14) and SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II (model A16) — and one zoom for full-size format — 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di (model A17) — with a Built-In Motor for Nikon.

Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II specifications

Focal Length 18-200 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5-6.3
Minimum aperture f/22
Angle of view (APS-C) 75° 33' - 7° 59'
Max. Magnification ratio 1:3.7 (at f=200mm MFD 0.45m)
Lens construction 15 elements / 13 groups
Aperture blades 7
Minimum focus distance 0.45m (17.7")
Filter attachment size 62mm
Dimensions 73.8mm x 83.7mm (2.9 in. x 3.3 in.)
Weight 405g (14.3 oz)

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II specifications

Focal Length 17-50 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/32
Angle of view (APS-C) 78°45’-31°11’
Max. Magnification ratio 1:4.5 (at f=50mm MFD 0.27m)
Lens construction 16 elements / 13 groups
Aperture blades 7
Minimum focus distance 0.27m (10.6”) (Over the entire zoom range)
Filter attachment size 67mm
Dimensions 74.0mm x 81.7mm (2.9 in. x 3.2 in.)
Weight 434g* (15.3 oz)

Tamron AF 70-300MM F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro specifications

Focal Length 70-300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4-5.6
Minimum aperture f/32
Angle of view 34° 21' - 8° 15'
Max. Magnification ratio 1:2 (at f=300mm MFD 0.95m)
Lens construction 13 elements / 9 groups
Aperture blades 9
Minimum focus distance • 1.5m (59") in normal setting
• 0.95m (37.4") in macro mode (f=180mm-300mm range)
Filter attachment size 62mm
Dimensions 76.6mm x 116.5mm (3.0 in. x 4.6 in.)
Weight 458g (16.2 oz)

*Values given are for Nikon AF-D cameras. The cosmetic design and specs are subject to change without notice.

Compatibility (70-300 only)

A17NII does not function in the AF mode with some Nikon cameras since the lens uses a built-in motor AF system. Only the MF mode is functional.

US, F60D, F50D, F-801 series, F-601, F-501, F-401 series, F90, F90X, F4, F5

A17NII is not equipped with an aperture ring. Accordingly, there may be limitations and restrictions in use. For details, please refer to the following table:


D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D1, D1X, D1H, D200, D100, D80, D70S, D70, D50, D40X, D40, F6, F5, F100, F80, F80D, F80S, U2, U, US, F60D, F50D, F401, F401X, F401S, Pronea 600i, Pronea S**




F4, F90X, F90XS, F90XD, F90, F90S, F90D, F70D, F801, F801S, F601M
F3AF*, F-601, F-501, MF [Manual Focus] Camera ( except F-601M)
*A17NII cannot be used with F3AF

Ο Compatible
× Not compatible
* P includes Auto mode and Image programming mode
** Does not have M mode