Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO

TAMRON ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF SP AF70-200MM F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO

A Lightweight, High-Performance and Fast Tele-Zoom Realizing 37.4” (0.95m) MFD Over The Entire Zoom Range

PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., has announced the launch of SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO, a lightweight, high-performance and fast tele-zoom lens designed for DSLR cameras with 35mm full-size image sensors. The Canon mount is scheduled for spring delivery. The shipment schedule for Nikon, Pentax and Sony will be announced at a later date.

The new SP AF70-200mm Di LD (IF) MACRO (Model A001) is an F/2.8 fast tele-zoom designed for DSLRs with 35mm full-size image sensors, inheriting product concept of the existing SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di (Model A09) that is highly acclaimed as a compact and fast standard zoom lens enabling photographers to enjoy high cost performance characteristics.

While dimensional increases are confined to the absolute minimum, the new SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO zoom lens offers the best-in-class MFD (minimum focusing distance) of 37.4” (0.95m) over the entire zoom range for the maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at f=200mm focal length, for stress-free photography, combined with the advantage of an internal focusing (IF) system. [Read more...]

Tamron SP AF10-24MM F/3.5-4.5 DI II LD ASPHERICAL (IF)

TAMRON DEVELOPS SP AF10-24MM F/3.5-4.5 DI II LD ASPHERICAL (IF) (MODEL AB001)

A New High Performance Zoom Lens Designed for Exclusive Use on Digital SLR Cameras Covering the Ultra Wide-Angle Range

PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced the development of the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Model AB001), a new high performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size imagers.
* “Di (Digitally-Integrated design)-II” lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers.
* This lens is not designed for use with 35mm film cameras and digital SLR cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.

The new SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) is an advanced ultra wide-angle zoom lens that is versatile and offers even higher performance and specifications than the current Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. [Read more...]

New Tamron Lenses Offer Built-In Motor for Nikon

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 A14NII) and SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II (model A16NII) — and one zoom for full-size format — 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di (model A17NII) — with a Built-In Motor for Nikon.

[tags]nikon, tamron, lens[/tags]

Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED

New wide-angle NIKKOR lens with Perspective Control

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the high-performance PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED, PC (Perspective Control) lens. This new lens is equipped with a tilt/shift mechanism that gives photographers the flexibility to manipulate image perspective, distortion and focus.

The lens employs a special mount that enables up to ±11.5 mm shift and ±8.5° tilt for perspective control. Shift and tilt can be adjusted via convenient side-mounted controls while referring to the scales provided with gradations at 1mm or 1° intervals. The lens optics can be rotated up to 90° right or left for perspective control adjustment, and click-stops are provided every 30°. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Compact 5.3x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens with SWM and VR II

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens featuring Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction II. The new wide ratio zoom DX-NIKKOR lens boasts a focal length range of 16 to 85mm, which makes it ideal for a broad range of shooting situations, including indoor-outdoor events, streetscapes, portraits and scenery. When mounted on any DX-format Nikon digital SLR camera, the picture angle is equivalent to that produced by a 24 to 127.5mm focal length lens on a 35mm film camera.

An ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built into the lens body ensures fast, quiet and accurate autofocus operation and complements the compact, lightweight design for superb handling. With dimensions of only Ø72 x 85 mm/Ø2.8 x 3.4 in., this new lens is ideal for general photography and perfectly suited for many who specialize in travel and nature photography. [Read more...]

Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

Today, in the company of the Nikon D60, Nikon announced the new Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens.

Press Release

New Micro NIKKOR lens for close-up and general photography

Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens featuring a built-in Silent Wave Motor.

This new Micro lens allows photographers to shoot 1:1 life-size close-ups without the need for additional accessories. To ensure superior picture quality at all subject distances from macro to infinity, a host of state-of-the-art, Nikon original optical features and technologies are incorporated. Internal Focusing (IF) design allows faster, smoother autofocusing. Two aspherical lenses are employed to correct spherical aberration and coma. The incorporation of a Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat dramatically reduces ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. An additional ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration to deliver higher resolution, high-contrast images. All of these factors contribute to the extremely accurate image reproduction capability of the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED. [Read more...]

Nikon PMA Leaks – D60, AF-S 16-85mm and More

Below are several purported press releases that were “leaked” on the DPReview.com forums this morning.  If true, Nikon has got a great consumer DSLR/lens lineup for PMA.  Here’s the short list:

  • Nikon 10.2 megapixel D60
  • Nikon 24mm T/S lens
  • Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens
  • Nikon 16-85mm VR lens

See more details in the rumored leaks below. [Read more...]

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Reviews

Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens does what many pros thought couldn’t be done – replace the previous L-series 28-70 f/2.8 lens with something even better. Extended coverage to an ultra-wide-angle 24mm makes it ideal for digital as well as film shooters, and the optics are even better than before with two Aspherical elements and a totally new UD glass element. It’s now sealed and gasketed against dust and moisture, and a new processing unit makes the AF faster than ever. (Canon) [Read more...]

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Reviews

The Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens is a highly portable lens with high optical performance and a light weight of 12 oz. (340g). A very practical ultra-wide-angle zoom. The large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening, and the flare-blocking diaphragm minimizes flare. Also, with lens group 2 being the zoom group, distortion is corrected. (Canon)

The Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is equivalent to a 32-56mm field of view on a APS-C sensor DSLR like the Canon 40D or Rebel XTi. [Read more...]