TAMRON UNVEILS NEW ULTRA WIDE AND TELE ZOOM LENSES

TAMRON UNVEILS NEW ULTRA WIDE AND TELE ZOOM LENSES

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SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025)

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:

Upgrades:

  • 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).

New Features:

  • 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)

SPECIFICATIONS

Model  A025
Focal Length  70-200mm
Maximum Aperture  F/2.8
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
Filter Size  Ø77mm
Maximum Diameter  Ø88mm
Length[5]  for Canon 7.6 in (193.8mm)
 for Nikon 7.5 in (191.3mm)
Weight[6]  for Canon 52.9 oz  (1,500g)
 for Nikon 52.4 oz  (1,485g)
Aperture Blades  9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture  F/22
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

10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023)

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.

Upgrades:

  • 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.

New Features:

  • 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model  B023
Focal Length  10-24mm
Maximum Aperture  F/3.5-4.5
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
Filter Size  Ø77mm
Maximum Diameter  Ø83.6mm
Length[3]  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)
Minimum Aperture  F/22-29
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

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