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interesting new lens from Tamron

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by tgrove, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. tgrove


    Apr 6, 2008
    jupiter florida
    via engadget:

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    Tamron announces 15x zoom lens for Nikon, Canon DSLRs

    The 15x number may be regularly tossed around these days when it comes to point-and-shoot cameras, but it has been uncharted territory for DSLRs, at least until Tamron's new ultra zoom lens here made its first appearance yesterday. Apparently the first lens of its kind, the AF18-270MM Di II VC covers the 35mm equivalent range of 28mm to 419mm, and does so with the aid of Tamron's proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (or VC) mechanism, which promises to eliminate or substantially reduce the effects of camera shake. Unfortunately, while Tamron was understandably keen to show of its handiwork as quickly as possible, it's not as forthcoming with any word of a price or release date, although it does assure us that the lens will be available in both Canon and Nikon mounts whenever it is actually released.
  2. stamp22


    Mar 15, 2008
    Los Angeles
    What is the F number ???

    What is the F number ???
  3. tgrove


    Apr 6, 2008
    jupiter florida
  4. tgrove


    Apr 6, 2008
    jupiter florida
    Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003)
    Focal Length 18-270mm
    Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
    Minimum Aperture F/22
    Angle Of View 75°33’ (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
    Lens Construction 18 elements / 13 groups
    MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) 0.49m (19.3”) (entire zoom range)
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Filter Size Ø72mm
    Overall Length 101.0mm/3.8"*
    Maximum Diameter 79.6mm
    Weight TBA
    Max. Mag. Ratio 1:3.5 (at f=270mm, MFD 0.49m)
    Standard Accessory Flower-Shaped lens hood
    Compatible Mount Canon AF, Nikon AF-D

    *specifications based on Nikon mount
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