Tamron has been at the forefront of compact high-ratio zoom-lens technology, right from its release of the 28–200mm back in ’92. Now, with over 60 years of optical excellence to its credit, the brand continues to put forward premium-quality products
Tamron’s new-release 18–400mm f/3.5–6.3 Di II VC HLD lens is being championed as the “world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens”. The lens, designed for Canon and Nikon crop-sensor bodies, is equivalent to 29–640mm and 27–600mm, respectively.
It thrives within whatever environment you throw it into; it’s moistureresistant against trying conditions, while Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) technology corrects for up to 2.5 stops of camera shake to help deliver sharper imagery when shooting handheld. In addition, the lens’ three-step extension design makes for a compact and lightweight form factor, lending to its all-in-one designation.
Tamron’s tailored the optical design for travellers, too: two moulded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range to deliver notable sharpness and accurate rendering, and three low-dispersion (LD) elements ensure clarity and colour accuracy.
Since its launch in early 2017, the Tamron SP 70–200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens has proved enticing enough for even the most loyal devotees to switch. A versatile telephoto, boasting both speed and precision, Tamron’s latest lens is durable, flexible, and resilient enough to rise to any occasion.
Optical design features include extra-low-dispersion (XLD) and LD glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution — even at the edges.
Complementing the lens’ optical assets, the 70–200mm f/2.8 features an advanced VC system that compensates for up to five stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Plus, its full-time manual focus override allows for fine adjustments while using autofocus, without having to switch modes. Additionally, the lens is dust- and moisture-resistant, for even the most trying environmental conditions, and it is paired with a removable rotating tripod foot for seamless shooting atop a tripod or monopod.
While an upgrade for a not-very-old lens may be expected to be only a minor, incremental one, some significant improvements have been made for the G2. Building on the success of its first generation, Tamron’s re-engineered SP 150–600mm f/5–6.3 Di VC USD G2 offers handheld shooting with remarkable definition. The lens’ long reach is constructed by way of an optimized optical design that features three LD glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing throughout the zoom range, while eBAND and BBAR coatings reduce ghosting and flare when working in backlit lighting conditions.
Preventing accidental focal-length extension while on the move, the lens also incorporates a flex zoom lock mechanism to permit locking the zoom position. Plus, a moisture-resistant construction, along with a fluorine-coated front element, guards against the great outdoors — effectively combatting dirt, dust, and moisture.
For more information, visit tamron.co.nz or head into your local authorized photographic retailer.
TAMRON SP 70–200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD G2 LENS Ready for whatever you throw at it Focal range.............................. 70–200mm Aperture range............................ f/2.8–f/22 Construction........ 23 elements / 17 groups Min. focusing...
TAMRON SP 150–600MM F/5–6.3 DI VC USD G2 LENS Get closer than ever Focal range............................ 150–600mm Aperture range.................. f/5/6.3–f/32/40 Construction......... 21 elements / 13 groups Min. focusing...
TAMRON SP 24–70MM F/2.8 DI VC USD G2 LENS From the widest of vistas to the details of wildlife Focal range...............................18–400mm Aperture range............... f/3.5/6.3–f/22/40 Construction..........16 elements / 11 groups Min....