The Tamron 16-300mm lens will be announced by the end of 2013, while its release date is expected to fall immediately after the official unveiling.
Tamron is quickly becoming a lot of people’s favorite lens provider. The company is selling cheaper lenses, but they can capture great images.
Some say that the quality is not as good as the quality found in Canon, Nikon, or other lenses. However, the small prices are an excellent trade-off, so the company will keep on doing its business and release products that will increase the number of its fans.
Tamron 16-300mm lens to be announced in 2013
The next step in its emergence has been revealed by the rumor mill. According to inside sources, the Tamron 16-300mm lens will become official during the remaining months of 2013.
It is unknown whether its release date will happen in 2013 or in 2014. Either way, its availability date will not be too far away from its announcement, so consumers can start saving money if they want to buy such an optic.
Tamron is aiming to compete against the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens
The Tamron 16-300mm lens’ aperture has not been leaked. Despite this fact, people familiar with the matter are expecting it to be in the range of its competitors.
Speaking of which, the Japanese company will most likely take on the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, which can be bought for $996.95 at Amazon.
As stated above, the aperture might be the same, but it would not be a surprise if Tamron raises the speed by one f-stop.
Potential buyers can buy the similar Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens right now
A lot of people will consider that Tamron is making a poor decision. The reason is simple and it is called AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD All-In-One zoom lens.
It is manufactured by Tamron and it is available with Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts. Its price stands at only $419 after a $30 mail-in-rebate from Amazon.
Since the upcoming version provides a similar focal length range, some photographers are fearing that the manufacturer is heading towards cannibalization. Anyway, Tamron will most likely go ahead with its plans and we will hear more soon.