Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD Lens Gets $200 Price Drop

 Tamron 18-270mm

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD lens just got a $200 price drop and is now available for $449 instead of the former $649 price tag. The Tamron 18-270mm superzoom is an APS-C coverage lens and is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

Check it out at the links below.

Canon mount: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Nikon mount: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Sony mount: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Lens for $199 – Deal Alert

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD lens is available for $199 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts after a recent $100 price drop. Check it out at the links below.

Tamron 18-200mm lens at B&H Photo: Canon mount | Nikon mount | Sony mount | Pentax mount

Tamron 18-200mm lens at Adorama: Canon mount | Nikon mount | Sony mount | Pentax mount

Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III VC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Unveiled

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Tamron has announced a new superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC lens offers a 28-300mm equivalent zoom range on Micro Four Thirds cameras and features built-in Vibration Compensation.

No word yet on pricing or availability; however, as with most new product announcements this week, availability this Spring would be a good estimation. We’ll have more as soon as Tamron makes it available.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS “Unicorn” Lens in the Works?

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Rumors

For the better part of a decade, there have been rumors and wishes spread around the interwebs for a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS lens to come about from Canon. Recently, we’ve seen Tamron introduce such a lens that is available for Canon DSLRs. Despite its positive reception, it’s still not a Canon L lens.

A lot of Canon shooters figured all hope was lost when Canon introduced the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens earlier this Fall. For many, this was not the lens they were hoping for and the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with Image Stabilization seemed like a pipe dream even more than before.

However, new rumors of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens point to an actual announcement in the next 18 months – most likely around the end of next year. Canon Rumors reports that two sources have confirmed the lens’ existence and that it really will make it to market.

Is the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens the one you’ve been waiting for? What are you willing to pay for it? (BTW, my guess would be that it retails just south of $3k given the $2300 retail of the current non-IS version.)

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...]