Nikon’s announcement of their new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens last year met some criticism based on its price. For a lens type that’s popular among photographers, $2800 is a lot to ask for. Tamron just announced brand new versions of two popular lenses, including the SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD AT WPPI 2017 IN Las Vegas.
Tamron’s new version of its 70-200mm f/2.8 is priced a lot more moderately. For $1300, here are some of the improvements you’ll see when the lens is available in March:
- Increased autofocus speed and precision.
- Improved vibration compensation (up to 5 stops!) with three different modes.
- Shortened minimum focus distance (down a little over a foot from its predecessor).
- Tamron’s original eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which improves the lens’s resistance to flares and ghosting.
- Moisture-proof and Dust-Resistant Construction with new sealants.
- Fluorine coating on front element for better water/oil resistance and ease of cleaning
- Compatibility with Tamron teleconverters — a welcomed feature for wildlife shooters and those who need an extra bit of reach
- Electromagnetic diaphragm control for Nikon mounts (already available on Canon mounts)
|Angle of View (diagonal)||34°21′ – 12°21′ (for full-frame format)|
|22°33′ – 7°59′ (for APS-C format)|
|Optical Construction||23 elements in 17 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||37.4 in (0.95m)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:6.1|
|Length||for Canon 7.6 in (193.8mm)|
|for Nikon 7.5 in (191.3mm)|
|Weight||for Canon 52.9 oz (1,500g)|
|for Nikon 52.4 oz (1,485g)|
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)|
|Image Stabilization Performance|| 5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant) using VC MODE 3
(For Canon : EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon : D810 is used)
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens case, Detachable tripod mount|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon|
The 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD also updates one of Tamron’s popular APS-C lenses. It now has 4-stops of promised VC, improved coatings, and a redesigned AF system. The lens will costs $499 and we’re hoping to get some hands-on time with both here at WPPI.
- Improved optical performance, including Tamron’s BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating for lens elements and tweaked element design, will lead to sharper images with less ghosting and flare. Ultra-wideangle lenses tend to be bad about this, so this is a welcome improvement.
- A little bit shorter than its predecessor.
- The addition of vibration compensation (up to 4 stops)!
- New autofocus drive: Tamron’s HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) is now in play, which upgrades the power and stability of the autofocus system, and adds full-time manual focus override without having to switch between modes.
- Flourine-coated front element, moisture-resistant construction, and electromagnetic diaphragm system for Nikon-mounts, just like the big boy above.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||108°44′- 60°2′ (for APS-C format)|
|Optical Construction||16 elements in 11groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||9.4 in (0.24m)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:5.3|
|Length||for Canon 3.3 in (84.6mm)|
|for Nikon 3.2 in (82.1mm)|
|Weight||for Canon 15.5 oz (440g)|
|for Nikon 15.5 oz (440g)|
|Aperture Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)|
|Image Stabilization Performance|| 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-80D is used / For Nikon: D7200 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon|
Both of these lenses are compatible with Tamron’s TAP-in console, which lets you plug the lens in via USB to update firmware and fine-tune the autofocus and vibration compensation systems.
via : F Stoppers & Peta Pixel