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Tamron Announces 70-210mm F/4 and 28-75mm F/2.8 Lenses


Earlier today Tamron announced two new lenses ahead of CP+ 2018 which will take place in Japan starting next week. Both are full frame lenses (one for DSLRs and one for Sony FE mount).

Quite a few new products are being announced for CP+ this year and this time around we are taking a look at the new Tamron lenses and we will start with the 70-210mm F/4 tele-zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

This lens does not extend (the zoom is internal), it uses a ring-type ultrasonic motor, it has built-in image stabilization (up to 5 stops), the min focusing distance of the lens ios  0.95m/37.4 inch, weighs 859 g (1.89 lb) and has a length of 175 mm (6.89). The focal length of the lens is a little over the normal (if you compare it to the Nikon/Canon offerings in the category) of 70-210mm with an F/4 aperture and no less than 20 optical elements arranged in 14 groups, including 3 low-dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberration.

The lens is compatible with Tamron’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters (and Tamron’s Tap-in USB unit for firmware updates). The lens will be available starting in April 2018 for in Canon and Nikon mounts for $800.

The new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 tele-zoom lens

The second lens which is still in development is the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE mount cameras. This lens does seem to extend (closed down it measures 1.7cm/4.6 inch) it weighs 1.2lb./0.54kg and has a min focus distance of 19cm/7.5in and it will use what is known as an ‘RXD’ stepping motor for autofocus (for quiet operation for video applications).

As this lens is still in development there is yet no pricing or availability for it but we can expect to see it in stores in the next few months (and it is nice to see more options for Sony – especially since the 24-70GM is so expensive).

You can find many more photography gear announcements and new products on our photography gear section here on LensVid.

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