DSLR Know-How with Tamron

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.

You can get more details about the new educational directive in the press release below or head over to Tamron’s YouTube channel to see if you want to subscribe for future updates. [Read more...]

Tamron Lens Rebates Fall 2009

Tamron is offering mail-in rebates on several lenses through the end of the year.

The lenses are listed below, along with links to product pages for each lens at Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo.  Additionally, you’ll need the respective rebate forms (there are different forms for different lenses), which are also linked with each lens below.

SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II LD Aspherical IF – $25 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD IF 1:1 Macro – $25 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

AF18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF – $70 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

AF18-200 F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro – $60 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF11-18 F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical IF – $75 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF17-35 F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF – $10 rebate – Amazon – (rebate form link)

SP AF28-75 F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro – $10 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

AF28-200 F/3.8-5.6 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro – $50 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

AF28-300 F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro – $50 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

AF55-200 F/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro – $40 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD IF – $30 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro – $60 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

SP AF180 F/3.5 Di LD IF 1:1 Macro – $50 rebate – Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama – (rebate form link)

Tamron SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1

The Tamron SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 is a lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.  The 1:1 macro spec will produce life-sized images for serious macro work.  The Di II designation indicates that the new 60mm lens is compatible only with APS-C sized DLSR sensor (i.e., crop-sensors). Check availability at Amazon.com.

More details on the Tamrom 60mm f/2 macro lens in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

In the near to far category, Tamron has upped the ante with a 15x zoom for Canon and Nikon DSLR with the new 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens.  This superzoom from Tamron also features vibration compensation, which will surely be needed when taking into account the tele end of the zoom, which is equivalent to 419mm on a 35mm camera.  Tamron has not provided us with a price or availability date yet.

Press Release

September 1, 2008, Saitama City, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd., under the leadership of Mr. Morio Ono, President, has unveiled a unique ultra high power zoom lens-the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors, the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings. [Read more...]

Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO – With Built-in Motor for Nikon

As with the Tamron 10-24mm the 90mm f/2.8 Macro has been updated to include a built-in motor for the Nikon mount in order to accommodate the Nikon D40, D40x and D60, which do not have an AF motor in the body of the camera.

Press Release

Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President) has successfully renewed the existing SP AF90mm F/2.8 for Nikon and is now pleased to announce the availability of the lens with a built-in AF motor for Nikon. (The lens is already available in mounts for Canon, Pentax and Sony.) [Read more...]

Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) – Now With Built-In Motor for Nikon Mount

Tamron has updated its 10-24mm wide angle lens to include a built-in focusing motor to accommodate the Nikon D40, D40x and D60 cameras, which do not have a focusing motor in the body of the camera.

Press Release

September 1, 2008, Saitama city, Japan- Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President) announced the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) featuring an unprecedented 2.4X zoom ratio in its class of ultra wide-angle zoom lenses. The innovative, high-performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model B001) is designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sized image sensors. Pentax and Sony mount models will be announced at a later date. [Read more...]

Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD [IF] MACRO for Pentax and Sony

Tamron has added Pentax and Sony to the stable of compatible DSLRs for its 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.  The lens will be available later this month in Japan initially.  The lens carries a street price of about $700 for the existing Canon and Nikon mounts.

Press Release

As previously announced, Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President) has developed SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD [IF] MACRO (Model A001), a lightweight and fast F/2.8 tele-zoom lens designed for full-size SLR cameras. Tamron is pleased to announce the availability of the zoom lens in mounts for Pentax and Sony SLR cameras. [Read more...]

Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO

July 30, 2008, Saitama City, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd., under the leadership of Mr. Morio Ono, President, has announced the development of a unique ultra high power zoom lens-the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first(1) digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors(2) , the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.

With its vast zoom-range, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens enables the user to cover virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto simply by turning the zoom control. It covers angles of view equivalent to 28mm to 419mm when converted to the 35mm format(3) . In addition, this breakthrough lens is equipped with Tamron’s exclusive, proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that eliminates or substantially reduces the effects of handheld camera shake. As a result, the user can enjoy the convenience of handheld photography in virtually any situation, from shooting candid images, to covering sporting events, to news photography, without worrying about camera shake having an adverse effect on image quality. The new lens will be made available in Canon and Nikon mounts. The price and launch date of the new lens will be announced at a later date. [Read more...]

Cheaper Nikon Full Frame DSLR on the Horizon

Amidst the recent discussions of the rumored Nikon D3X, insights on a cheaper full frame DSLR from Nikon surfaced again.  The exchange between a couple of forum posters occurred on DPReview’s forums; however, one of the forum posters was Thom Hogan.  The original poster noted that a cheaper full frame Nikon DSLR was in the rumor mill.  Thom replied with:

Yep. But I still hear this as being further out than the D3x.

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As you may know, Thom seems to have his ear keenly to the ground regarding Nikon news, rumors and equipment developments.  I’m sure Nikon users would love to see a mid-range FF DSLR that’s in the same price range as the current Canon 5D.  We’ll keep you posted with the latest on this rumor and the Nikon D3X.