70-200mm F4 zoom lenses may not get as much attention as their faster F2.8 siblings, but for many photographers these lenses hit the perfect sweet spot of price, performance, and weight. This week, we shoot the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 alongside the equivalent Canon and Nikon models to see how they stack up.
Articles tagged "tamron"
Jul 10, 2018 at 18:58
Tamron's version 2.0 firmware update for its 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD claims to have addressed reported issues with autofocus during video shooting.
videoJun 17, 2018 at 06:00
The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is an affordable F2.8 standard zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. What's it like, what are the trade-offs, and what are the alternatives? Chris and Jordan take a closer look...
May 31, 2018 at 16:53
Autofocus issues with Tamron's new 28-75mm F2.8 for E-mount have been reported by some users, and the company has issued an official acknowledgement of the problems. The company says it is 'evaluating the cause of the error' and will issue a firmware update when it finds a solution.
Tamron's 28-75mm F2.8 lens for E-mount is sharp, compact and is the first third-party standard zoom for the system. While we work through our full review, check out our preliminary sample gallery to get a feel for how it performs.
May 15, 2018 at 17:13
Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.
lens newsApr 27, 2018 at 14:06
Tamron has officially launched the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens—the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount—will arrive at the end of May and cost $800.
Mar 27, 2018 at 13:00
This year at CP+ we sat down with senior executives from Tamron. Our conversation covered various topics, including the move to new native mirrorless designs and the decline in DSLR lens sales.
Mar 2, 2018 at 02:52
The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount. We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, where we got our hands on a prototype.
Mar 1, 2018 at 05:40
Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a compact alternative to heavy (and pricey) F2.8 zooms. Take a look at our hands-on slideshow to see just how compact it really is.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 07:00
Tamron has announced a full-frame 70-210mm F4 tele-zoom, boasting moisture-resistance, a minimum focus distance of 0.95m/37.4in and up to 5 stops of stabilization – all for $800.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 07:00
Details are thin at this point, but the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD will offer "superb optical performance" and a moisture-resistant construction.
lens newsFeb 19, 2018 at 19:18
Tamron is teasing another lens announcement, but this time leaked images reveal what it is. On February 22nd, expect Tamron to unveil the 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD.
Dec 27, 2017 at 16:16
In 2018, Tamron is debuting a 'VIP Club' for owners of at least four registered Tamron lenses. There are Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, each offering progressively nicer perks for loyal Tamron users.
Dec 7, 2017 at 15:47
Photographer Josselin Cornou recently got trapped in a blizzard in the Snowy Mountains of Australia with his Fujifilm GFX 50S and new Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 lens. Find out how they held up to 110km/h winds and -15°C temperatures.
Oct 26, 2017 at 15:36
Tamron just announced a new 100-400mm telezoom, pitched at enthusiasts and professionals. The 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD is the lightest in its class, and packs some impressive features. And we just got our hands on one.
lens newsOct 26, 2017 at 13:44
Tamron just released the new 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD—a lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom lens that Tamron says offers ''superior image quality" as well as "fast and precise AF."
Fast, stabilized and affordable is an appealing combination when it comes to lenses. With its latest 24-70mm F2.8, Tamron aims to upgrade autofocus speed and stabilization. We've got a full gallery from this updated full-frame zoom.
lens newsSep 15, 2017 at 14:09
Tamron is working on a lightweight, durable and compact 100-400mm tele-zoom lens that will be available for Canon and Nikon cameras by the end of the year.
sample galleryJul 31, 2017 at 17:25
The Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is an ultra wide angle lens for crop sensor DSLRs, and we've been shooting with it for a few days.
sample galleryJul 28, 2017 at 13:00
Tamron calls it an 'ultra-telephoto,' and for good reason: this lens offers a massive 27-600mm equivalent zoom range. But is it sharp?
lens newsJun 30, 2017 at 07:00
Tamron has announced the next generation of its 24-70mm F2.8 lens. The 'G2' version sports a new Micro-Processing Unit for faster and more accurate focusing, and the image stabilization system can now reduce shake by up to five stops.
lens newsJun 23, 2017 at 07:00
Tamron has announced the longest all-in-one zoom lens currently available, the 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD. Designed for Canon and Nikon crop-sensor cameras, the lens will be available in July.
Apr 8, 2017 at 08:00
Roger Cicala, confirmed lens nerd and Lensrentals founder, has put Tamron's new 70-200mm F2.8 'G2' to the test, and the results are impressive. Read more
sample galleryMar 20, 2017 at 10:00
Tamron's version two SP 70-200mm F2.8 lens includes moisture-resistance, which is highly relevant to our interests as we're halfway through an exceptionally rainy March. See gallery
Feb 9, 2017 at 08:01
Tamron announced two updates to zoom lenses at this year's WPPI show in Las Vegas - the full-frame SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the APS-C format 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD. And we got our hands on them. Read more
lens newsFeb 6, 2017 at 23:30
The Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 improves on its predecessor with faster AF and better stabilization, and the 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD adds stabilization to the company's wide-angle zoom for APS-C. Read more
Dec 6, 2016 at 12:00
Continuing our 'Gear of the Year' series, staffer Sam Spencer discusses a lens that has made a significant visual contribution to the site this year – the latest Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro. Read more
sample galleryOct 24, 2016 at 10:00
Tamron's updated SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 G2 comes with pretty a hefty price increase. We took the new lens out on the town to get a feel for its performance. See gallery
Sep 21, 2016 at 16:28
Tamron's new SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 might look like a refined version of its previous 150-600mm, but the new version has actually be redesigned considerably. Learn more
lens newsSep 7, 2016 at 17:50
Tamron has introduced an updated version of its 18-270mm travel zoom with cosmetic updates and a fluorine coating on the front element. Read more
lens newsSep 1, 2016 at 10:00
Tamron has announced a new version of its popular 150-600mm telezoom: the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. The 'G2' stands for second generation, reflecting several improvements to the design. Read more
sample galleryMay 19, 2016 at 12:00
The Tamron 85mm F1.8 claims the title of the world's first fast-aperture 85mm lens with stabilization. We've spent some time getting to know it on full-frame and crop sensor bodies alike. Read more
sample galleryApr 19, 2016 at 12:00
Tamron's venerable 90mm F2.8 Macro is re-born. This iteration, announced in February of this year, offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in. With springtime springing in Seattle, we put it through its paces. See more
lens newsMar 22, 2016 at 19:08
Tamron has announced pricing and availability for its recently released SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD. According to the company, the lens will launch this Thursday, March 24 in Canon and Nikon mounts for $749. Read more
Feb 26, 2016 at 02:50
Tamron is showing off two brand new lenses at CP+ this year - the SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD and SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro. The 'SP' in the model names stands for 'Super Performance' - a designation that Tamron reserves for its high-end optics. We headed to the Tamron booth today and got our hands on the new lenses, and Tamron's upcoming TAP-in Console. Read more
lens newsFeb 22, 2016 at 09:00
Third party lens-maker Tamron has released a pair of new full-frame, stabilized primes. First is an 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD which has LD and XLD elements, 9 circular aperture blades, a fluorine coating to keep moisture off of the front element and 3.5 stops of shake reduction. Lens number two is a 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro which has many of the same specs as the 85mm but allows for life-size close-ups. Both lenses are weather-sealed and will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. Read more
lens newsFeb 22, 2016 at 09:00
Tamron has announced the TAP-in console, enabling firmware updates and customized setup for select SP-series lenses. Much like the Sigma Dock for Sigma lenses, Tamron's console mounts to the back of compatible lenses and connects to a PC/Mac utility, allowing users to optimize focus calibration, set focus limiters and optimize vibration compensation on lenses that support these functions. Read more
reviewSep 15, 2015 at 08:00
Tamron's 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 takes the superzoom concept it made famous a few steps forward. It offers a significant increase in telephoto range, and also goes wider to bring real wide-angle capability to the superzoom category for the first time. It's also earned a 'Macro' designation with its close focusing ability. Is it truly a super zoom? Take a look at our analysis. Read more
lens newsSep 2, 2015 at 09:00
Updated Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has announced it has revamped its SP lens range, starting with the SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. As a company that usually produces zoom lenses it's surprising to see the first two SP models are fixed focal lengths primes, boasting new design values inside and out according to Tamron. Read more
lens newsAug 6, 2015 at 18:00
Tamron has updated its 18-200mm all-in-one lens. The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC introduces image stabilization and is the lightest lens in its high-zoom class. Designed for Canon, Nikon, and Sony APS-C camera bodies, it covers a 28-310mm equivalent range. Read more
lens newsJun 25, 2015 at 21:59
Tamron and Sigma have both announced updates for their lenses to provide full compatibility with Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R models. Both firmware updates refer to behavior in live view shooting, something that has also caused problems in the Rebel T6s and T6i. This suggests that Canon's latest models feature a change in the way they drive lenses. Read more
Jun 9, 2015 at 07:00
Tamron announced the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD at the end of 2013, and as one of the cheapest ways to reach past a 400mm focal length, it quickly became popular with amateur wildlife and sports photographers. We've previously published a lab test for this lens, but in order to get the complete impression, we wanted to spend some time with it out in the field. Read more
video newsApr 14, 2015 at 22:57
Tamron claims that its new SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD offers prime quality across its focal length range, paired with a fast maximum aperture and - uniquely in its class - optical vibration compensation. We've been impressed by how this wideangle zoom performs in our studio, but that's only half the story. Our latest video field test follows DPReview Deputy / Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal as he uses the Tamron 15-30mm to shoot architecture, cityscapes and waterfalls. Watch the video
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