Tamron’s new stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo and due to ship on April 26.
Tamron has announced a nice-looking 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that has image stabilization (or “Vibration Compensation” as Tamron says) built into it. The new lens has a silent drive AF that should put into the conversation with Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, as well as an alternative to the Canon and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses.
I don’t think any other manufacturers offer a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, so this makes Tamron somewhat unique. Surprisingly, it weighs 825g, which puts it in the same weight category as other 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses – and it is, in fact, lighter than some of them.
Tamron hasn’t announced any pricing for the new lens; however, the feature-set and touted quality lead me to believe it will be at or above the $1000-mark. When it is made available, you should be able to find it for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.
Full press release and spec list below. [Read more…]
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 has announced a new 18-270mm travel zoom lens for DSLRs. The 15x zoom lens features a Piezo ultrasonic motor for fast and silent AF. It also features Tamron’s vibration compensation to reduce camera shake image blur.
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 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…]