Tamron 90mm f/2.8 DI VC Macro & 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC Lenses Priced, Available This Month

70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD Zoom Lens

Tamron has put a price tag and availability date on its new 90mm Macro and 70-200mm zoom lenses.

The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 DI VC Macro lens will be available in Canon mount starting November 30 for $849.  Nikon and Sony mounts to follow thereafter.  Pre-order options are at the links below.

Likewise, the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC lens will also be available on November 30 for $1499 with Nikon and Sony versions to follow.  Pre-order options are at the links below.

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Lens Patent

Tamron has filed a patent for a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, which would presumably feature Tamron’s Vibration Compensation. The big telephoto zoom lens would be the longest reaching zoom lens in Tamron’s lineup if/when it is released – taking the title from the current sub-$1000 Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3, which it would likely replace.

Sigma has a similar lens with its 150-500mm f/5-6.3 OS model priced at just over $1000, which should give us an idea of the price range we might see the Tamron at if to comes to life.  Given that it’s a new model and the extended reach, I’d put the price range somewhere between $1200-$1400 if I were betting on it.

[via Photo Rumors]

Tamron Unveils New 1:1 Macro Lens, the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

The Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens is a new 1:1 macro lens that will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha mount cameras later this year.

As with the new Tamron 70-200mm lens announced today, the Canon and Nikon mount version of this 90mm macro lens will features Tamron’s Vibration Compensation, while the Sony model will not due to the presence of Sony’s sensor-based SteadyShot image stabilization system.  As such, the Sony models is designated as the Tamron SP SP 90mm F/2.8 Di USD.

Pricing for the new lens has not yet been announced. I would expect this lens to be priced in the $1000 range.  The current non-VC Tamron 90mm macro lens retails for $499 at present.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Announced

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron has announced a new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.  The new lens will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha mounts later this year.

The Canon and Nikon mount version of the lens will features Tamron’s Vibration Compensation, while the Sony model will not due to the presence of Sony’s sensor-based SteadyShot image stabilization system.  As such, the Sony models is designated as the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di USD lens.

Pricing for the new lens has not yet been announced.  However, I would expect this lens to be priced in the $1500-$2000 range.  The current non-VC version is quite the bargain at $769 right now.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Announced

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron has announced a nice-looking 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that has image stabilization (or “Vibration Compensation” as Tamron says) built into it.  The new lens has a silent drive AF that should put into the conversation with Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, as well as an alternative to the Canon and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses.

I don’t think any other manufacturers offer a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, so this makes Tamron somewhat unique.  Surprisingly, it weighs 825g, which puts it in the same weight category as other 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses – and it is, in fact, lighter than some of them.

Tamron hasn’t announced any pricing for the new lens; however, the feature-set and touted quality lead me to believe it will be at or above the $1000-mark.  When it is made available, you should be able to find it for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

Full press release and spec list below. [Read more...]

Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony NEX Cameras

Tamron Announces 18-200mm Di III for Sony NEX

Tamron has unveiled a new superzoom lens for Sony NEX cameras like the NEX-5N.  The 18-200mm lens is designed for Sony’s E-mount and includes built-in Vibration Compensation.

The new lens features a stepping AF motor that’s specifically designed to accommodate the contrast-based AF in Sony NEX cameras and offers smoother AF during video capture.

It weighs in at 16.2 oz. and uses 62mm filters.  It is available in black or silver to accommodate the most popular design choices for Sony’s NEX models and should be available later this month.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron to Release Aperture Correction Plug-in for Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Lens

Tamron has developed an aperture correction plug-in for use with RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW and Lightroom 3.  The new plug-in is designed for a number of Tamron lenses.

More details on the plug-in, including a full list of lenses, in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Announced

Tamron has announced the release of its new 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens for Nikon mount DSLRs, with Canon and Sony models to follow at a later date.  The new 70-300mm lens is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs, and should be available August 26, 2010.

The new 70-300mm lens carries a retail price of $449; however, at launch Tamron is offering a $50 rebate for a final net price of $399.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

You can get additional details and specs for this lens in Tamron’s press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron Announces 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens

Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD

Tamron has announced the development of a new 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD for Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts. The new lens is the first from Tamron to incorporate Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF motor for faster autofocus.  Additionally, the lens will include Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (except for Sony mount) to reduce shake-induced blur in images.

Tamron will release the Nikon mount version first, and then follow on with Canon and Sony versions.  Tamron has not announced a price for the lens at this time; however, it matches up squarely against the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VR and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, both of which are in the $500 range.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]