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…]

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…]