Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tamron has created a special site
for the new, highly-anticipated Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Three full-size sample pictures are provided for download, but ... none are shot with an aperture wider than f/5.6 and 56mm, 57mm and 70mm are the only focal lengths exampled.
Post Date: 4/19/2012 9:58:34 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, April 09, 2012
Live in Russia? Tamron is coming to you:
Start of a new sales company in Russia
Tamron Co., Ltd. (Morio Ono, President & CEO) announced today that it would establish a new wholly owned subsidiary in Russia for sales and marketing.
Russia, being one of the major markets in the world that has posted significant growths in recent years, has been served by a local distributor. In 2009, Tamron established a representative office in Moscow to collect market information, through research activities while strengthening collaboration with the distributor.
To take it to the next phase, Tamron has decided to establish a sales company aimed at implementing a full-fledged business development as further expansion of SLR camera and security surveillance camera markets are anticipated.
By making the move, Tamron aims to expand sales by enhancing brand recognition with strategic marketing and customer relations by delivering better service. At the initial stage, interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras will be the primary focus, followed by expansion to security surveillance camera lenses, etc. Sales in Belarus and Kazakhstan, allied by the free trade agreement with Russia, would be planned as well.
2. Specifics of the plan
(1) Company name: Tamron (Russia) LLC.
(2) Address: Unikon Business Center 5F No.9, Plekhanova Street 4, Moscow, 111141, Russian Federation
(3) Representative Dmitry Ivutin, President
(4) Principal Business Import, sales and service of optical products
(5) Capital 34 Million Russian Ruble
(6) Investment Ratio 100% by Tamron Co., Ltd.
(7) Date of establishment March 26, 2012
(8) Employees Approximately 10 initially
(9) Start of Operation May, 2012 (Planned)
3. Effect on the fiscal term ending December 31, 2012
There is no significant effect on the financial positions for the current year ending December 31, 2012.
Post Date: 4/9/2012 10:29:49 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, February 06, 2012
Finally! Finally a full frame compatible 24-70mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens has been announced!
Tamron has today announced the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
, featuring a max f/2.8 aperture of the entire focal length range along with ultrasonic drive AF and vibration control.
There is no question that a huge demand exists for a lens spec'd as this one. The image quality and autofocus accuracy of this new lens remain the two biggest questions in my mind.
Post Date: 2/6/2012 9:53:07 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, February 03, 2012
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Post Date: 8/3/2011 8:19:44 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tamron UK has launched a new online game named Tamron Island
where you are challenged to "... put your photography skills to the test – there is a selection of prizes to win every month from now through to the end of December 2011.
Post Date: 7/15/2011 8:45:53 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tamron USA has announced a new mobile website
Post Date: 6/15/2011 10:55:49 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Post Date: 4/28/2011 2:37:36 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Announcement of March 16, 2011
Influence on Operations by 3.11 Earthquake That Hit Pacific Coastal Regions of Northeastern Japan
We wish to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to those who suffered from loss of life and casualties among families and relatives by the Tohoku/Off-Pacific Coast Earthquake Disaster that hit the area on March 11, 2011.
In this regard, may we inform you of the current status of the company operations as follows as an initial briefing:
1. Scope of Damage and/or Destruction
(1) Bodily damage to employees
It has been confirmed that no employee sustained any physical damage fortunately.
(2) Status of production facilities
Likewise, no notable damage has been identified in terms of our three production facilities in Aomori Prefecture, including Hirosaki Plant [Hirosaki city], Namioka Plant [Namioka town] and Ohwani [Ohwani town, Minami-Tsugaru county].
Nevertheless, it is anticipated that certain disruption shall become unavoidable in terms of production activities, logistics flow and customer service, including our plant in China [Tamron Optical (Foshan) Co., Ltd.] as a result of damaged transportation network and systems.
(3) Distribution of finished goods
It is also anticipated that certain delay would be caused in delivery of finished goods to customers because of the disrupted production coupled with the slowdown in logistics.
Evidently, it is premature to assess the extent and the scope of the negative impact, please be assured that the entire group companies of Tamron are determined to work collectively and intensively to minimize the damage to our business operations.
2. Potential Influence on Company Performance
While the situation is rather unsettled to make an intelligent assessment of potential influence on our company performance associated with the grossly huge disaster, we will be prepared to make a timely announcement
Post Date: 3/17/2011 10:24:29 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Post Date: 12/9/2010 9:54:48 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, November 19, 2010
November 19, 2010
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Regarding Inventory Sufficiency of the SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)
Since Tamron released in Japan the SP70-300 F/4.5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) telephoto zoom lens in August 2010, orders have greatly exceeded expectations. Tamron is extremely grateful for this stong consumer response, but an unfortunate side effect has been the difficulty of production volume to keep pace with demand. We would like to reassure all customers who are waiting for this product that we are currently doing everything we can to meet demand levels, and offer our sincerest apologies for such resulting inconvenience.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of Tamron customers as we promptly address these temporary inventory issues. Tamron reiterates its commitment to maintaining the satisfaction that its loyal customers have come to expect over the years.
The lens still appears to be available in the USA - and at $399 shipped after mail-in rebate, the price is right:
Canon Mount: B&H
(taking preorders) | Adorama
Nikon Mount: B&H
Post Date: 11/19/2010 9:17:44 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, November 01, 2010
Post Date: 11/1/2010 10:26:27 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
On September 21, 2010 Tamron Co., Ltd launched a global website that provides information in 12 different languages. www.Tamron.com
The site provides the latest news and content covering product information and more in the following 12 languages.
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional) and Korean (languages listed in random order) Main Features
1. Global Map Navigation
The top page contains a Global Map Navigation feature that allows site visitors to find and access Tamron's offices and distributors in different parts of the world from a world map.
2. Company Information
Tamron corporate information is provided in 12 different languages.
3. Product Information
Information about Tamron's main products (Photo lenses, CCTV lenses and lenses for IP cameras) is provided in 12 different languages.
4. Links to Local Sites Throughout the World
Links guide site visitors to the richer content available on Tamron local, distributor, and head office websites.
Post Date: 9/21/2010 8:50:46 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Tamron 60th Anniversary Model
Announcing the release of a full size premium telephoto zoom - the Tamron Superior Performance SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) for Canon mount.
September 9, 2010, Saitama, Japan - President and CEO Morio Ono of optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co., Ltd. announced on September 25, 2010 in Japan another advance in the company's pursuit of high resolution images in the telephoto lens category with the release of a 70-300mm F/4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens featuring image stabilization-VC (Vibration Compensation) and an ultrasonic auto-focus drive - USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) high-resolution DSLR telephoto zoom lens has been produced for the Canon mount.
Product Name: SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) For Canon
Date of Launch (in Japan): September 25, 2010
As I said before, the new Tamron SP AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC Lens
(Adorama) is only $399.00 after the $50 rebate.
Post Date: 9/9/2010 11:08:12 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
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