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Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.

Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.

A “serious” new Tamron?
Tamron is going to be announcing a new tele zoom lens next Thursday, November 7, 2013. Apparently it’s going to be a “serious” lens according to a Polish forum.

Something to compete with the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS or Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x perhaps?

Below is the teaser image found on the mentioned forum.

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Source: [PR]

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Deals: Canon EOS M & Tamron Rebates

From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the white Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 kit for $369. It looks like the other colors are $419 (Black | Red).

Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 (white) $369

Tamron Rebates
Tamron have extended their lens rebates until October 31, 2013.

Tamron Rebates at B&H Photo

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Tamron USA Introduces 3 Business Day Turnaround on Repairs

Tamron USA Introduces 3 Business Day Turnaround on Repairs

From Tamron USA
Expanded Tamron repair technician and customer service staff at Tamron USA’s Long Island Headquarters makes the dream a reality

August 14, 2013, Commack, N.Y.- Tamron USA announced that the company now offers 3-business day repair service turnaround for photographic lenses. This achievement works to alleviate customer concerns that when they send in a product for repair service, they may be left without that product for some time. Now, all lenses received in our system by noon EST are estimated the same day and moved onto the next stage. Lenses under warranty (Tamron USA offers a 6-year limited warranty on its photographic lenses) are repaired and shipped back to the customer within three business days. Out of warranty lenses are repaired and shipped back within three business days of the customer’s approval of the repair estimate.

“We are thrilled here at Tamron USA to supply our customers with a 3-business day turnaround time,” stated Pat Simonetti, Director Technical & Customer Service/Distribution. “With the support of our parent company, we were able to take the necessary action to build upon our staff and make this dream a reality. This accomplishment was and continues to be a real team endeavor. I truly appreciate the efforts from all of those involved in this project,” said Simonetti.

The Background
Customers may anguish about sending a lens in for repair, expecting that they could be without their favorite or workhorse lens for some time. Tamron Co., Ltd. recognized this and challenged its subsidiaries to reach a standard 3-business day turnaround service to make customers feel more confident that, in the unlikely event their lens requires service, they would not be long without it. “By speeding up the repair turnaround time, we can alleviate our customers’ anxiety about repairs and thereby increase their satisfaction of and confidence in Tamron products,” stated Tak Inoue, President and CEO of Tamron USA. Tamron USA took dramatic steps over the past year to increase the number of repair technicians that work on photographic lenses as well as customer service staff. Internal systems were changed to accommodate the inspection of lenses received by noon of each day and route the lenses to the proper technician for expert repair. Repaired lenses are then given top priority in the distribution center to ensure the product is on its way back to the customer within the established guidelines.

Tamron at B&H Photo

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Photokina 2012: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC Development

Photokina 2012: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC Development

SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD with ultrasonic focus
The most compact full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens, delivering leading-edge image quality and featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[3]

September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation)2 image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact design in its class. The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.

Product Features

  • One special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass in concert with four LD (Low Dispersion) elements minimize chromatic aberrations. This combined with a new optical design that delivers high contrast and high resolution throughout the zoom range achieves leading-edge image quality.
  • Tamron’s advanced multi-layer coating technology dramatically improves lens performance by reducing flare and ghosting for crisper, clearer images.
  • The rounded diaphragm affords the photographer spectacular blur effects, delivering the kind of rich expression only achievable with a high-speed telephoto zoom lens.
  • The most compact full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) in its class delivers superior mobility, enabling photographers to capture the previously unattainable.
  • Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual focus mechanism.
  • The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
September 13, 2012, Saitama, Japan—Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation)*1, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2.

Tamron has updated their legendary 90mm Macro lens with a new, state-of-the-art optical design. The lens, reborn for the age of digital photography, offers VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive).

  • Adopting a state-of-the-art optical design and a rounded diaphragm, this lens carries on the long tradition of Tamron’s 90mm Macro lens in delivering spectacular blur effects. Two XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glasses and one LD (Low Dispersion) element reduce chromatic aberrations, yielding sharp images and outstanding resolution.
  • Tamron’s newly developed eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating*6 delivers a dramatic improvement in antireflection performance—significantly reducing flare and ghosting for clearer, crisper images.
  • The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.
  • Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual focus mechanism.
  • Incorporates IF (Internal Focus) system, which focuses by moving only the internal lens group, rather than the front lens elements. The overall length of the lens therefore does not change when focusing, thus ensuring a broad working distance.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

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Tamron EF 24-70 f/2.8 VC in Stock & Quick MTF Review

Tamron EF 24-70 f/2.8 VC in Stock & Quick MTF Review

Tamron EF 24-70 f/2.8 VC
Don’t want to wait for the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II? Don’t feel like spending $2200? Wanted some form of image stabilization, perhaps the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is for you.

Quick MTF Review
Roger at Lensrentals.com also did a quick and dirty MTF comparison between the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC and the current Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L. The Tamron faired quite well.

 

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC vs Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L (Higher numbers are better)

Roger also mentions the autofocus performance is pretty good on the Tamron, maybe not as quick as the Canon, but much faster than Tamron’s 70-200.

You can read the entire quick and dirty review at LensRentals.com here.

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC at B&H for $1299

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Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder

The Tamron Option
In case you didn’t want to wait for Canon’s new 24-70, or would like to save about $1000, or really want image stabilizing technology in the focal range, this might be the lens for you.

It’s now available for preorder at Adorama for $1299.

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Patent: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC

Patent: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC

Another new 70-200 f/2.8
It looks like Tamron is going to be refreshing their 70-200 f/2.8 with a new version. The new version will add Tamron’s vibration correction as well as a new optical design.

2012-58619,2012-58620 Patent Publication No.

  • 2012.3.22 Release Date
  • 2010.9.10 filing date

Example 1

  • 111.5353 – - 194.0928mm f = 71.5336 focal length
  • Fno 2.9
  • 20.71 – - 12.48 deg 34.66 angle of view.
  • Magnification ratio 2.713
  • 18 sheets 13 group lens configuration
  • Three three aspherical surface
  • 3 ED glass sheet
  • Super ED lens equivalent to 1 XLD glass sheets and fluorite ※

Tamron’s patent

  • Positive-positive four-group zoom of positive and negative
  • Inner Focus
  • Focusing for the third lens group
  • Made compact and lightweight AF speed of the focus group
  • Lens consists of a single sheet of focus group
  • Inner zoom
  • Shake correction
  • For anti-vibration part of the fourth lens group
  • Compact, lightweight unit
  • By a small amount of shift in anti-vibration, energy saving

Source: [EG]

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Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced

February 6th, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), a full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class.

The price and availability of the SP 24-70mm will be announced at a later date.

Product Features

  • A full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC ( Vibration Compensation). Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron’s acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
  • Uses special high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
  • Features Tamron proprietary USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
  • This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
  • The lens adopts the new technology including the latest optical design, VC ( Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.

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Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?

Sigma & Tamron Announcing New Goods in January?

From Sigma
I received word that a few lenses are on schedule to be announced in 2012.

Lots of people would welcome some updated fast wide angle primes that dont cost $1500.

Lenses Mentioned

  • 24 f/1.8 (Full Frame)
  • 35 f/1.8 (Full Frame)
  • 300 f/2.8 OS
  • 500 f/4.5 OS

It may have been suggested that the 500 could turn out to be an f/4, I had a hard time with translation.

From Tamron
I’m told a new superzoom is on schedule. Something in the 18-300 range. An updated 70-200 f/2.8 VC was mentioned as well as a new macro.

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Canon Officially Acknowledges Lens ID Issue

Canon Officially Acknowledges Lens ID Issue

We’ve reported previously that certain Tamron lenses do not work fully with the Canon EOS 7D. The outer crosstype AF points do not work properly. It was discovered that Tamron used Lens ID’s that Canon no longer supported.

Canon made official what we already knew.

The following cameras are affected.

  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS 50D
  • EOS 40D

The following Canon lenses are affected

  • EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6
  • EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 II
  • EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 III
  • EF 35-80 mm 1:4-5,6 USM
  • EF 35-105 mm 1:4-5,6
  • EF 35-105 mm 1:4-5,6 USM
  • EF 80-200 mm 1:4,5-5,6 II
  • EF 80-200 mm 1:4,5-5,6 USM

The following Tamron lenses are affected

  • 17-50 f/2.8 VC
  • 60 f/2 Macro
  • 70-200 f/2.8
  • 10-24 f/3.5-4.5

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