TAMRON

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

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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 dis­tance.................... 0.95m Max mag­ni­fi­ca­tion................................ 1:6:1 Im­age sta­bi­liza­tion...................... Five stops Mount............................................... EF, F, E

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 dis­tance....................... 2.2m Max mag­ni­fi­ca­tion............................... 1:3:9 Im­age sta­bi­liza­tion....................... 4.5 stops Mount............................................... EF, F, E

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. fo­cus­ing dis­tance...................... 45cm Max mag­ni­fi­ca­tion............................... 1:2.9 Im­age sta­bi­liza­tion........................2.5 stops Mount:.............................................. EF, F, E

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