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…]

Tamron Announces First Photo Contest of Its 2010 Dusk Till Dawn Series

Tamron Dusk Till Dawn

This year, Tamron is holding four photo contests centered around the Dusk till Dawn theme.  Today, Tamron announced the first contest with entries due March 31, 2010, which gives contestants the chance to win their choice of one of the following four lenses:

Tamron SP AF60mm F2 Di-II 1:1 Macro

Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II VC

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

You can enter on Tamron’s website.

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)