Tamron has announced new updates to 70-200mm F2.8 and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 lenses.
The full-frame Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 improves on its predecessor with faster autofocus and better stabilization. The boosted Vibration Correction now provides 5 stops of stabilization.Tamron claims the inclusion of two microcomputers and a new AF algorithm has improved focus speed and accuracy. The lens is moisture and dust-resistant, and has received a thorough overhaul of optical and mechanical designs.
The new optical design consists of 23 elements in 17 groups. It includes extra low dispersion and low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations. Minimum focus distance reduced to 37.4in from the previous model’s 50.7in. The 70-200 also supports Tamron’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.
The Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD adds stabilization and refined optics to the previous model. It features LD, XLD, aspherical and hybrid aspherical elements, as well as a Broad-Band Anti-Reflection coating. The lens also uses a new HLD (high/low torque-modulated drive) motor. The lens is sealed against moisture and has a fluorine coating to keep oil and water off of the front elements.
Both of the new lenses use electromagnetic diaphragm control on Nikon mounts. The Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 will start shipping from March for $1299. The Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD will have a price tag of $499.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 and 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lenses announced
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
The Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. In 2008, Tamron launched the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] UWA zoom. Building on that lens’s popularity, this new lens has improved optical performance and new features. It offers Vibration Compensation, Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating, and the first implementation of Tamron’s new HLD (High/Low Torque Modulated Drive Motor). When shooting in AF mode, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes. The optical formula comprises 16 elements in 11 groups. Special lens elements include one LD (Low Dispersion) element, one XLD glass element, one molded glass aspherical element, and one hybrid aspherical lens.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a new full-frame telephoto zoom lens with an all-new optical design and “dramatically faster” AF speed. New features include eBAND Coating, a moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction, fluorine coating and compatibility with teleconverters. The optical design of the new lens consists of 23 elements in 17 groups. The deployment of XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements thoroughly eliminate chromatic aberrations. Bokeh has been enhanced to deliver outstanding background effects across the entire zoom range. The improved Vibration Correction system provides a 5-stop advantage over non-stabilised lenses.