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…]

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…]