Tamron is rumored to unveil at least two new lenses in the near future. The alleged optics are the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD and the SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and they will be introduced on February 22, 2016.
Recent days have been quite busy as multiple companies have introduced new products. The good thing is that others will follow the same path soon. Just like Sigma, Tamron is another third-party lens maker that is expected to reveal a couple of optics by the end of February 2016.
The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD lens will become official on February 22 along with an SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD optic. However, there are some sources who are claiming that the manufacturer might announce a third lens, albeit its focal length and maximum aperture are unknown for now.
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD lens specs and image revealed ahead of launch
Tamron has released several high-quality optics in recent years. More are coming in 2016 and the first is a unit designed for macro photography. It will offer a 1:1 magnification rate, so it will be useful in capturing amazing details in close-up shots.
The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD lens will become official on February 22 and it will be released on the market on February 25 for a price around $860, the source said
This optic will become available for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. It will be capable of covering full-frame sensors, hence the Di designation. Additionally, it comes with an Ultrasonic Silent Drive that provides quick, silent focusing.
Another advantage of the lens will be its built-in optical image stabilization technology. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the Sony version will not have such system.
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens leaked, too
The second lens will consist of the Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD. Just like its macro counterpart, it has integrated IS technology (except for the Sony version), which will be useful in low-light conditions or at fast shutter speeds.
This lens has been developed for full-frame sensors and it has the same USD motor as the 90mm macro version. Nevertheless, an important feature is the faster maximum aperture of f/1.8, a trait that is great for portrait photography and in low-light conditions.
Its announcement event will take place on February 22, but its release date is scheduled for March 23, while the price tag will stand at around $1,050.
Finally, it is worth noting that a third lens might be announced by Tamron. Its specs are unknown, though some are speculating that it might consist of a wide-angle unit.