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. [click to continue…]
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.
Tamron recently started a new video learning series on YouTube. The series will be comprised of 1-minute videos geared toward new DSLR owners (like the above intro video) and will be added on a weekly basis to Tamron’s YouTube channel.
If you got a DSLR camera for Christmas, or even if you’ve just had your eye on a new lens, now might be the time to pick up a Tamron lens. Several Tamron lenses have rebates available through December 31, 2009. [click to continue…]