Tamron has officially revealed the availability details of its impressive SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens, the first in its series with built-in image stabilization technology.
At the Photokina 2014 event, Tamron has announced the development of a wide-angle zoom lens designed for full frame cameras.
The optic in question has been said to be the first of its kind with an integrated image stabilization system. Additionally, the company has said that the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is capable of handling ultra-high resolutions, even greater than 50 megapixels.
Today, that lens has finally received the launch event it deserves and the manufacturer has even released it for pre-order.
Tamron officially announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD wide-angle zoom lens
There are no major changes between the details revealed at Photokina 2014 and the ones published today. The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens employs an internal design made out of 18 elements in 13 groups.
The XGM element, already-touted at the world’s largest digital imaging event, is located in the front group. Its name stands for eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical and it should correct distortion as well as color aberration.
This optic is the first in its class to come with Vibration Compensation technology, the company’s proprietary image stabilization system. Combined with the f/2.8 aperture, it will allow users to capture photos in low-light conditions without a tripod.
The wide-angle zoom lens offers a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its focal range. Using the aperture at the maximum setting will add impressive bokeh to your photos.
A fluorine coating covers the front element in order to make it easier to clean by repelling dirt and dust.
The lens hood provides shade in order to prevent flaring, while the Ultrasonic Silent Drive is the autofocus motor that will provide smooth and silent autofocus.
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is now available for pre-order
The official press release says that the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens will be gradually released on the market as of January 30.
The product will become available for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A-mount full frame DSLRs.
The price details have not been revealed, yet. However, B&H PhotoVideo is listing the optic for pre-order and it says that anybody can have it for the price of $1,199.
The store does not have a shipping date, but we can expect it to become available at the end of this month, as the company stated.