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 Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 
In its latest marketing video, Tamron gives its new 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD the moniker, "The Portrait Zoom." And in focal length regards, there's certainly something to that. The lens contains many of the most popular prime focal lengths for shooting portraiture, including 35, 50, 85, 100/105 and 135mm (and all are conveniently marked on the zoom ring). We don't know what the precise max aperture step-down for this lens is yet, but it's safe to say that the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD's max aperture will lag behind popular prime lenses anywhere from 1-3 stops at comparable focal lengths. That said, the Tamron 35-150's total focal length range, moderately-wide max aperture range and price point that's significantly less than a bag full of primes should make it an intriguing option for many [especially budget] photographers' portrait needs.
 
Preorders: B&H | Adorama
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 5/1/2019 8:02:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 25, 2019
From Tamron:
 
April 25, 2019, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the launch of a new zoom lens, the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043), for full-frame DSLR cameras. Photographers everywhere, especially those who enjoy photographing people, can add wider range to their creative expression with the new Model A043 that extends from 35mm to 150mm and offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end. The lens will be available May 23 in Nikon mount and June 20 in Canon mount at approximately $799 at authorized Tamron USA retailers.
 
The zoom range incorporates the 85mm focal length (often regarded as optimum for portrait shooting) and covers everything from full-body shots that include the surrounding environment to head-and-shoulders shots that stand out from a natural defocused "bokeh" background for which Tamron is renowned. The compact Model A043 is designed for fast handling and easy transport, measuring only 4.9 in long and perfectly balanced. On the technical side, three optimally placed LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and three hybrid aspherical lenses quash various optical aberrations. Autofocus is exceptionally quiet with improved precision and speed thanks to the OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) DC motor. Furthermore, the Model A043 incorporates the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system, which strikes the perfect balance between AF performance and effective vibration compensation. For close-focusing, the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is 17.7 in across the entire zoom range. Providing greater flexibility when used outdoors, a Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction deliver extra measures of protection. The new 35-150mm portrait zoom is the most useful and most creative lens a portrait photographer can own.
 
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
 
Superb optical performance meets requirements of high-resolution 50+ megapixel DSLRs
Chromatic aberration and other imperfections that can diminish and degrade resolving power are thoroughly controlled by an optical design that combines three high-performance LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements with three hybrid aspherical lens elements aligned in perfect balance. The result provides the high levels of sharpness and contrast that today's high-resolution digital cameras require. Tamron's exclusive formula is optimized for exceptional performance around the mid-zoom 85mm range because that focal length has long been regarded as the preferred choice for portrait shooting. True to its designation as a "portrait zoom," the Model A043 leverages Tamron's optical technologies across the entire zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto to assure the finest experience at any setting. Making full use of the controlled depth-of-field properties only fast-aperture lenses can provide, Tamron employed proprietary simulation technologies to maximize the soft and natural "bokeh" defocused blur it has cultivated over many years. As a result, in-focus areas are rendered sharp and crisp down to the fine details that makes the subject stand out against a gently and beautifully blurred background. This technique is highly prized by portrait photographers and is potent for virtually every other type of photography.
 
Outstanding performance even in strongly backlit situations
Tamron's legendary BBAR (Broad-Brand Anti-Reflection) Coating works in harmony with an optical design that suppresses internal lens reflections to significantly reduce all traces of ghosting and flare. Because portraits are often shot under backlight conditions for impact, Tamron uses these advanced technologies to preserve high image quality even when strong sources of light-including the sun-are in frame.
 
High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system delivers fast and highly responsive autofocus performance plus outstanding vibration compensation
 
  • Silent autofocus driven by OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) DC motor - The OSD DC motor debuted in the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) with favorable response. OSD technology reduces drive noise significantly (compared to previous DC motor-equipped lenses) while boosting autofocusing precision and speed by a wide margin. This eliminates noisy distractions during portrait shooting. Furthermore, the superior AF precision also provides more accurate tracking when locked on moving subjects.
  • Outstanding VC (Vibration Compensation) - Tamron's original VC system is enhanced in the A043 with an independent MPU dedicated to image stabilization without detracting from AF processing functions. Consequently, the VC (Vibration Compensation) achieves 5 stops*, according to CIPA Standards. This is highly beneficial when shooting at the telephoto end where camera movement is magnified. It's also very valuable when shooting at slow shutter speeds in dim lighting conditions.
* CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used. For Nikon: D810 is used.
 
MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 17.7 inches across the entire zoom range
Close focusing, the A043 delivers an MOD of 17.7" at all focal lengths thereby expanding versatility and creative freedom. This allows portrait photographers to get in close to capture expressions and smaller details and allows them to adjust camera-to-subject distance with greater control. Even when shooting indoors where movement is restricted, users can make use of this feature to find the perfect shooting position and angle.
 
Next-generation design is consistent with brand identity and is ergonomically superb
Tamron has applied magnificent craftsmanship to a beautiful, intuitive design to produce a zoom with superior look and feel. From the outer contours of the lens, to the deftly worked Luminous Gold brand ring, the quality of this lens is second to none. Even details like the shape of the switch box and the precision and stability of the metallic mount reveal a commitment to functionality as well as design.
 
Moisture-Resistant Construction
Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain to provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature affords an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
 
Fluorine Coating
The surface of the front element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that has excellent water- and oil-repellant qualities. The front surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture or oily fingerprints, allowing for much easier maintenance.
 
Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory
The new Model A043 is compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product that provides a USB connection to a personal computer for easy updating of the lens's firmware as well as customization of features including fine adjustments to the focus position of AF and VC control.
 
Covers a broad range of diverse scenarios when combined as a set with the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) ultra-wide angle zoom
For the discerning travel photographer who wants to pack light while maintaining excellent image quality, the new 35-150mm zoom pairs perfectly with Tamron's 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) wide-angle zoom. The two lenses together cover 17mm to 150mm affording creative and versatile capture of landscape, street scenes, architectural details, food, street portraits and more, at a total weight of just 44.1 oz* with fast F/2.8 at the wide ends and F/4 at the tele end of each.
 
* Weight applies to the model with the Nikon mount.
 
B&H has the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 4/25/2019 6:14:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tamron has released updated software for use with its TAP-in Console, TAP-in Utility v.1.4.0 (download here).
 
So what's new with this version of TAP-in Utility? Unfortunately, Tamron doesn't think we need to know such trivial information, as no indication has been made on the reference page. However, an interesting thing to note is that the Mac version of the software ballooned from 10 MB for v.1.3.0 to 36 MB for the new version (the Windows application size stayed the same at 1.5 MB).
 
Download: Tamron TAP-in Utility v.1.4.0
Post Date: 4/16/2019 7:09:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility in general operations(*1) of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS RP, which was newly released on March 14, 2019, with Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R".
 
(*1) Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras
 
Compatible models (for Canon) for general operations (*2)
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Canon
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Canon
  • 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Canon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Canon (*3)
(*2) With the latest F/W version. Regarding the F/W update, please visit here.
(*3) Regarding the update service, please visit here.
 
Lens Update Service Information
 
How to Update
 
For other models, once we confirm the compatibility with Canon EOS R series and Canon adapter, we will announce the models sequentially at our support website. We are sorry to keep you waiting, and also ask for your understanding of the situation.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/16/2019 6:56:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 4, 2019
From Tamron:
 
February 1, 2019 – Tamron Co., Ltd. announces that the company will exhibit its photographic lens products at CP+ 2019 scheduled to be held at PACIFICO YOKOHAMA from February 28th (Thu) – March 3rd (Sun), 2019.
 
The Tamron booth at CP+ 2019 will feature a large touch & try counter, where many visitors can actually try out a wide variety of lenses that include the highly popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) and 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), ultra wide-angle zoom lenses, ultra-telephoto zoom lenses, and fixed focal lenses. Visitors can also try the lenses on their own cameras at the concierge counter. Featured on the stage for events will be a lens presentation by a professional photographer and a talk show that’s full of fun. Proving very popular among the visitors to our booth each year, the Tamron “lens cleaning unit” will again be here at CP+ 2019. We look forward to seeing you in Yokohama.
 
You can catch the latest news on Tamron booth activities at CP+ 2019, on Tamron’s website and official SNS sites as they are updated.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 2/4/2019 6:48:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 16, 2019
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility for general operations (*1) of the following Tamron Di & Di II lenses with the latest version of lens firmware (*2) when used with the Nikon Z6 and Nikon mount adapter FTZ.
 
*1 Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras
*2 Firmware for Nikon Z7 (announced on November 16th and 22nd, 2018)
 
Compatible models for general operations
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console.
Post Date: 1/16/2019 6:20:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 28, 2018
You have until January 15, 2019 to register any newly purchased Tamron lenses (teleconverters and Tap-In Console are excluded) to qualify for Tamron's VIP Club Membership for 2019. Benefits include:
 
  • Bonus Rebates on Tamron lenses
  • Discounts on Non-Warranty Repairs
  • Tamron Magazine Subscription
  • Exclusive Photo Contest
  • Opportunity to attend the VIP Workshop Summit (platinum only) and plenty of Tamron swag!
Registration is not complete until proof of purchase is provided and you have received confirmation the registration process is complete. New members are admitted annually on Feb 15 and members meeting club level requirements will be notified via the email address on file.
 
See here for a complete list of membership benefits, details and rules.
 
Authorized Tamron Retailers: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 12/28/2018 8:35:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 20, 2018
From Tamron:
 
December 20, 2018, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. announces a new firmware update for the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for compatibility with the Canon EOS R and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. The new F/W version makes the model compatible with Canon "EOS R" and Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R" for general operations[1].
 
The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console. Customers may also contact Tamron USA's service department at 1-800-827-8880, option 1 for information on sending in the lens for the update.
 
Compatible Tamron Lenses as of 12/20/18[2]
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Canon
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 MACRO (Model F017) for Canon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
[1] Functions used on DSLR cameras
[2] With the latest version of lens firmware
Post Date: 12/20/2018 8:54:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 16, 2018
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that new firmware versions are now available for the following three Tamron models. The new F/W versions make the three models compatible with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter for general operations(*1).
 
This is an update announcement of our October 4th compatibility notice with some of Tamron Di/Di II series for Nikon mount models not operating properly on Nikon Z7 and Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ.
 
(*1) Functions used on DSLR cameras
 
Applicable models
 
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console. If you do not have a TAP-in Console, please contact your nearest Tamron distributors.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/16/2018 6:23:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 26, 2018
From Tamron:
 
Tamron 70-210m F/4 Di VC USD Firmware v.2
 
This update improves the following:
 
  • AF follow-up performance
A separately sold TAP-in Console is needed for an update.
Post Date: 10/26/2018 7:13:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility in general operations(*1) of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS R, which was newly released on October 25, 2018, with Canon Mount Adapter(*2).
 
Compatible models in general operations(*3)
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
(*1) Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras
(*2) Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R"
(*3) With the latest version of lens firmware
 
About other Tamron models, we will make a further announcement of the compatibility at our support web page once the operation tests are completed.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/26/2018 7:43:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 5, 2018
From Tamron:
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have discovered issues that some of Tamron Di/Di II series for Nikon mount models may not operate properly on Nikon Z7, which was newly released on September 28, 2018, with Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ.
 
We are investigating the causes and will make further announcement of the compatibility for every single model once we find the solution.
Post Date: 10/5/2018 7:31:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 4, 2018
From Tamron:
 
September 4, 2018, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon mount.
 
DATE OF LAUNCH: October 2, 2018
 
Specifications:
 
ModelA037
Focal Length17-35mm
Maximum ApertureF/2.8-4
Angle of View (diagonal)103°41'-63°26' (for full-frame DSLR cameras)
78°46'-43°29' (for APS-C format DSLR cameras)
Optical Construction15 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Object Distance0.28m (11 in) full zoom range
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:4.9 (f=35mm)
Filter Size77mm
Maximum Diameter83.6mm (3.3 in)
Length*92.5mm (3.6 in)
Weight460g (16.2 oz)
Aperture Blades7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum ApertureF/16-22
Standard AccessoriesLens hood, Lens caps

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
**The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

 
B&H has the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD for Canon available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/4/2018 8:48:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 31, 2018
Tamron's recently released SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 press release is, quite frankly, painful to read. It looks like Tamron outsourced its marketing for the lens to the LensRentals' Random Photo Marketing Generator.
 
Just for fun, I hit the tool's "Generate" button a few times to come up with my own Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 G2 press release:
This is a true advance that will inspire your craft and create new opportunities in your imaging world. Now you can possess a single wide-angle lens that coaxes you to seize images that are both extraordinary and impressive. Its performance is unquestioned with regards to tonal depth yet it provides astounding flare control. Like all of our products, this lens incorporates our extensive expertise. This lens provides a classic focal length, offering a unique opportunity to enhance your natural creativity.
 
We have created a galvanizing new benchmark in photography that will dramatically improve your images. This is a new breakthrough that will revolutionize your craft and create new opportunities in your imaging world. Like all of our products, this lens is in a class of its own. We have combined intuitive control with unsurpassed technology to provide you a singular experience. Catch an instant and make it your revenue photoGenerator forever.
 
Using advanced technology including multiple floating elements and the industry’s most accurate autofocus system, this lens can take your imaging to new achievements. Discover detail that you never saw was around you. Whatever the subject matter, in any working condition, in all lighting conditions, this lens offers amazing definition while maintaining excellent vignetting control. Designed for the connoisseur, it offers the finest craftsmanship most only wish for, at a price that most can’t afford. Capture images in a way you’ve always wished you could.
Well, that was easy.
 
The funny thing is, Tamron doesn't mention in their own press release that the G2 model features the exact same optical formula as its predecessor. Want proof? Check out the optical formula diagrams taken from Tamron USA's product pages.
 
Tamron SP 15 30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD vs SP 15 30mm F 2.8 Di VC USD G2 Optics

So what's actually new in the G2 model? Here's a quick rundown of the updated features, sans marketing mumbo jumbo:
 
  • New coatings on the same ol' lenses
  • Improved Vibration Compensation - G2 model provides up to 4.5 stops of compensation; previous model's VC assistance was never specified
  • Improved autofocus performance through, primarily, a new AF algorithm
  • Possibly better weather sealing - the original model had some sealing that included a rear mount gasket, but the internal seals diagram was never provided
  • Rear filter holder
  • Updated exterior to match other G2 lenses
  • Compatibility with the TAP-in console
As usual, the improvements listed above come at a cost; the G2 version's MSRP is $100.00 more than the original one's and the price difference is even larger considering the current $100.00 instant savings on the G1 model. Check out our Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review for more information on the G2's predecessor.
 
Preorders
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens - B&H | Adorama
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/31/2018 11:16:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
August 31, 2018, Commack, New York - Tamron announces the launch of a new high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041), for full-frame DSLR cameras. The new model will be available in Nikon mount on September 21st and in Canon mount October 12th at a suggested retail price of $1299.
 
With a well-established reputation for ultra-high-quality wideangle zoom lenses with its Model A012, Tamron carries on the tradition of high optical performance with the new SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041). By incorporating an XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element, as well as multiple LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements, the distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations so common in wideangle shooting have been greatly minimized. Furthermore, a newly developed AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) Coating has been applied to reduce ghosting and flare more thoroughly than ever before. The optical performance in this high-speed F/2.8 ultra-wideangle zoom lens is outstanding. In addition, the built-in Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) enables vastly improved AF speed and precision and image stabilization. This is a next-generation super high-quality, high-speed ultra-wideangle zoom lens with first-rate optics and a wide range of features that serve to revitalize the user's shooting experience. With the release of this model, three of Tamron's high-speed F/2.8 zoom lens with VC (Vibration Compensation) are now G2 (Generation 2).
 
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
 
Super high-quality high-speed ultra-wideangle zoom lens
The Model A041 is an F/2.8 ultra-wideangle lens with a focal length starting at 15mm that offers high resolution even in the peripheral area of the image. By incorporating an XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element and multiple LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to curtail distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations, Tamron has achieved a degree of resolution throughout the range that is just as good as a fixed focal length lens.
 
Newly developed AX Coating
The AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) Coating, especially effective for wideangle lenses that tend to let in harmful light from peripheral areas, was developed to control rays that affect image quality. It is a revolutionary new proprietary coating developed in-house by Tamron using specialized deposition technology. The new coating keeps the reflection factor for peripheral areas at the same high level as that for the center area, not only overcoming standard curvature issues, but even overcoming the problems of conventionally produced convex surface with large curvatures for which uniform deposition has always proved difficult to achieve. Furthermore, the Model A041, along with eBand (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating utilizing nanotechnology, and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, makes effective use of three different types of coatings, thereby enabling unsurpassed curtailment of ghosting and flare and consequently enabling superlative, exceptionally clear image quality edge to edge.
 
High-speed, high-precision AF
Superb AF speed and precision is delivered by equipping the lens with a Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system and employing an enhanced AF control algorithm to improve performance. The AF drive uses proprietary Tamron technology, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), enabling high torque, high response, and silent operation. And because it comes with a Full-time Manual Focus override system, manual focus adjustments can be made on the fly.
 
VC promises sharp images for all varieties of shooting
Tamron released the first high-speed F/2.8 ultra-wideangle zoom lens in the world equipped with a VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, the original Model A012. The new Model A041 has been further improved with a newly developed VC mechanism that surpasses former versions and reaches 4.5 stops, according to CIPA standards. This makes it possible to shoot sharp photos over a wide range of photographic scenes, including indoor and outdoor shots as well as handheld shots at stopped-down aperture settings for landscape photography.
 
Rear filter holder
The Model A041 made for use on Canon (EF-mount) cameras comes with a filter holder as a standard feature that lets you insert gelatin and other sheet filters into the rear side of the lens. This makes photography using filters much easier and simpler by overcoming the problem of the curvature of the front lens elements that made shooting with filters so difficult in the past.
 
Vastly improved highly durable Fluorine Coating
Abrasion resistance capability has been vastly improved on the new Model A041. The front surface of the lens element is coated with a Fluorine Coating based on a newly developed fluorine compound with high water- and oil-repellent properties. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture, and fingerprints, and enabling your important lenses to be continually protected on a long-term basis.
 
The new design provides greater operability and design consistency
With the new SP design applied, Model A041 shares the same feel of high quality and operability as the other two models in this series, SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025). Tamron has merged beautiful craftsmanship with intuitive design in this new high-speed ultra-wideangle zoom lens. Even details like the shape of the switch box, distance-scale window, and the precision and stability of the metallic mount reveal a commitment to functionality, as well as design. The result is a next-generation lens that's easy to use yet loaded with cutting-edge technology.
 
Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory
The new Model A041 is compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product that provides a USB connection to a personal computer for easy updating of the lens's firmware as well as customization of features including fine adjustments to the focus position of AF and VC control.
 
Moisture-Resistant Construction
Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain to provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature affords an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
 
Manufacturing innovation with thorough attention to details based on the rigorous quality standards worthy of the SP series
Tamron has enhanced the SP series lenses to fulfill high-level photographic requirements and provide the pleasure of ownership. While introducing a new exterior design, Tamron reviewed the SP series standards. The new SP series has been developed by setting rigorous standards for design, manufacturing and quality that apply to the optical design and mechanical design as well as such wide-ranging areas as the product's robustness and improvements in a variety of individual functions. This has helped to achieve a more consistently superb optical performance, making it a lens that fulfills the demand for higher image quality that is compatible with the latest high-pixel cameras. To maximize the optical performance of the SP series, Tamron will continue to enhance the accuracy of the component parts of each lens element unit and improve the mechanical precision of the entire lens, thereby achieving a high overall performance.
 
Preorders
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens - B&H | Adorama
Post Date: 8/31/2018 8:04:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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