Tamron has taken the wraps off the 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for full frame DSLRs and the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for APS-C cameras.
This date has been chosen by manufacturers of digital imaging products as the day when they reveal their latest technological advancements. Ricoh has already announced a slew of new cameras and lenses, but now it is time to leave the relay race to Tamron.
The Japanese third-party lens maker will not disappoint full frame DSLR owners, or users of APS-C cameras, thanks to its new pair of superzooms: 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 and 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, respectively.
Tamron introduces 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD all-in-one superzoom lens
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens covers wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths while providing cutting-edge image quality.
This is possible thanks to its construction which consists of four Low Dispersion (LD) elements, four aspherical elements, one Extra Refractive Index (XR) element, and one Ultra-Extra Refractive Index (UXR) element.
All of these should also cut down chromatic aberrations, maintaining a high-standard for image quality. Furthermore, ghosting, flare, and reflections are also kept to a minimum thanks to the Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) coating.
Meanwhile, the Vibration Compensation (VC) technology will ensure that photos do not turn out blurry by stabilizing the image.
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens is aimed at full frame DSLR cameras
The Japan-based maker will release the new Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens for Canon EF, Nikon FX, and Sony A-mount cameras with full frame image sensors. It is worth noting that the last in the previous list does not come with VC image stabilization technology.
All models will sport a 7-blade circular diaphragm and autofocus support, thanks to the Piezo Drive (PZD) ultrasonic motor. The minimum focusing distance stands at 49 centimeters.
This new lens weighs 1.19lbs and measures 3.78-inches in length. It offers a 2.93-inch diameter, while its filter thread is sized at 67mm.
The release date and price have not been disclosed, therefore photographers will have to wait a little longer to find out these details.
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens announced for APS-C DSLRs
The next optic is the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens. Just like its sibling, it is an all-in-one superzoom lens – great for all photography types, from wide-angle to telephoto.
The PZD system offers quiet and silent autofocus, while the VC technology stabilizes the shots. It will be aimed at Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras with APS-C image sensors. As expected, the Sony A-mount version will not feature VC support.
Since it is bound for APS-C cameras, it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-450mm, which covers enough ground to satisfy the needs of the most demanding photographers in the world.
Potential customers will have to wait for the official availability details
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens is made out of 16 elements divided into 12 groups. It can focus on subjects located at a distance of only 15.35-inches and supports autofocusing thanks to its ultrasonic motor.
Its weight stands at 1.19lbs and its length at 3.94-inches, respectively. As for the diameter, it measures 2.93-inches – enough to house a 67mm filter thread.
Unfortunately, Tamron has confirmed that the release date and price will be made public at a later date. Nevertheless, the lens should not be very expensive, or very cheap, like most Tamron optics.