With the Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, Tamron has the world's lightest 100-400 mm for full-frame and APS-C SLRs. It is available in Canon and Nikon mount, and of course it can also be used in combination with an adapter on mirrorless cameras from Sony. The Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD weighs only 1115 grams thanks to the use of magnesium alloys. That is not much, certainly for a 100-400 mm lens that can also be used on full frame. The low weight ensures that this lens is also a nice combination with APS-C cameras. You then get a range that corresponds to that of a 150-600mm on 35 mm, but much lighter.
With the Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, Tamron has the world's lightest 100-400 mm for full frame and APS-C SLRs. It is available in Canon and Nikon mount, and of course it can also be used in combination with an adapter on mirrorless cameras from Sony. The Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD weighs only 1115 grams thanks to the use of magnesium alloys. That is indeed very light for a full-frame lens. Thanks to this low weight, you can work longer with this lens without getting tired.
For the SLR cameras from Nikon and Canon, Tamron has released a new wide-angle zoom with variable aperture: the Tamron 17-35 mm f/2.8-4.0 DI OSD. The lens is compact and lightweight. This makes it an ideal lens, for example, for travel and landscape photography.
The new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is a compact telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon full frame and APS-C SLRs. The lens is built for high optical performance. The lens contains no fewer than 20 lens elements in 14 groups and has three LD elements with a low refractive index. It is not the lightest zoom in this range, but it does offer many capabilities. The lens is weather-resistant, nicely finished and focuses well close-up. And the price is also very attractive.
The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD is a new, bright standard zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. It is the first zoom lens that has been released by a third-party manufacturer especially for the Sony full-frame cameras with an E mount. It is bright, light, compact and very affordable. With that, Tamron offers Sony photographers an option they have never had before.
In 2014, we tested a Tamron f/2.8 70-200 mm in the Canon version. Today, we are describing the latest version of this lens, this time in the version with a Nikon F-mount. The new lens has improved image stabilization and autofocus, and extra attention has been paid to weather resistance. What has remained is the reasonable price, which makes this 70-200 very attractive.
The Tamron SP 70-200 F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a new bright telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon cameras. Its predecessor has the same name, without the G2 designation. But that addition makes a considerable difference. The lens is suitable as a bright telephoto zoom for both cameras with a full-frame sensor and those with a crop sensor. On the smaller DX and APS-C sensors, the Tamron SP 70-200 naturally offers more range. Especially when you combine it with a 2x teleconverter.
The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD is a bright, short telephoto lens available in Nikon and Canon mounts. On full frame, it is primarily a wonderful portrait lens, but on APS-C and DX cameras, it is a great telephoto lens with a focal length that corresponds with 135mm on 35mm. It is a modern lens with two strong features: it is stabilized and weatherproof.
The new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is a wide-angle zoom for APS-C and DX cameras. The range corresponds approximately with a 16-35 mm in 35-mm equivalent. This Tamron 10-24 is not an update of the old 10-24mm, but a completely new lens. You notice that in everything.
The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD is a bright, short telephoto lens available in Nikon and Canon mounts. It is a modern objective with two strong features beyond high build and image quality: the lens has built-in image stabilization and is weatherproof.
Some time ago, we were excited about our review of the Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8. The Tamron SP 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD complements this lens well in terms of focal length range. It's a combination with which you're perfectly prepared to go traveling—bright, reasonable compact (for lenses designed for full-frame) and solidly built. The shortest focal distance of less than a meter also makes great close-up shots possible. We reviewed this lens, which was introduced at the end of 2012, on a Canon 5D MK3, a camera with a full-frame sensor.
In August 2010, the popular Tamron 70-300 mm Di VC was released. This lens is equipped with Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation), a 3-axial image stabilization system. It is a fairly compact and lightweight telephoto zoom, which is suitable not only for cameras with an APS-C sensor, but also for use on cameras with a full frame sensor. According to Tamron, this attractively priced lens is a premium, state-of-the-art telephoto zoom lens, whose structure complies with the strict SP (Superior Performance) standards. We tested the Tamron 70-300 mm on a Nikon D800, a 36 megapixel camera with a full frame sensor. Soon we will also publish a review of the Tamron 70-300 mm VC on a camera with an APS-C sensor (Nikon D7100).
|In May 2012, the Tamron 24-70 mm f/2.8 DI VC USD was introduced as the world's first 24-70 mm with built-in image stabilization (VC; Vibration Compensation). A 24-70 mm f/2.8 with a 70-200 mm f/2.8 zoom lens is probably the most sought-after combination in the photo bags of professional reporting photographers. Both the high brightness and the built-in image stabilization come in handy for these photographers. Tamron's SP, 'Special Performance', series is intended for professional photographers, but I'm sure there are many passionate amateurs who also use these lenses. The appellation 'Di' means that this lens is suitable for (Digital) cameras with a full frame sensor. Currently, the Tamron 24-70 mm VC in terms of image stabilization ha competition from the Canon 24-70 mm f/4. Still, the combination of a constant f/2.8 aperture and the built-in image stabilization of this Tamron lens is unique. The list price of the Tamron 24-70 mm with image stabilization is also significantly lower than the 24-70 mm f/2.8 lenses without image stabilization of other brands.|
A few weeks ago, we reviewed the Tamron SP 70-300 mm on a camera with a full frame sensor (Nikon D800E). Although the lens performs well on a camera with a full frame sensor, it will probably be more often used on a camera with an APS-C sensor, such as the Nikon D3200 or the Nikon D5200. Not only because of the high price/quality ratio, but also because you reduce the view angle by using a camera with a smaller sensor, allowing you to bring your subjects 1.5x closer to you. This makes this an ideal lens for nature photography.
The subject of this lens test is a macro lens from 2009, that is probably more often used as a portrait lens. The Tamron 60 mm macro f/2 Di II is designed for use on a camera with an APS-C sensor and offers the same capabilities as the famous Tamron 90 mm macro f/2.8 on a camera with a full-size sensor. When this lens came on the market, it was the only macro-lens with such high brightness. I think that four years later, that is still the case. The high brightness and image angle, comparable with a 90 mm lens at full-size, make this lens ideal for playing with the background sharpness of portraits or for taking macro-shots in low light.