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Tamron announces the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD for Canon EF

Press Release:

February 20, 2019, Saitama, Japan Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of two new lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras—the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) zoom lens and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) fixed focal lens; and a new high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

Tamron will display these new lenses at CP+ 2019, the World Premiere show for camera and photo imaging, beginning February 28 through March 3, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama and at the Wedding and Portrait Professionals International (WPPI), February 27 through March 3, 2019 in Las Vegas.

The lenses are expected to launch in the middle of 2019.

Fast compact Portrait Zoom breaks new ground: 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043)

The new compact Model A043 is designed for fast handling and easy transport and features a zoom that extends from 35mm to 150mm, incorporating the 85mm focal length (often regarded as optimum for portrait shooting). It offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end. For close-focusing, the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is 17.7 in across the entire zoom range. Delivering superb image quality, precisely placed LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and aspherical lenses quash degrading optical aberrations. Furthermore, the Model A043 incorporates the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system, which assures optimal AF performance and effective vibration compensation.

Fast fixed focal lens boldly demonstrates Tamron’s lens-making expertise: SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045)

Tamron’s SP lens series was born in 1979, based on the concept of delivering lenses for taking the perfect picture for those who love photography. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the series. In celebration, Tamron has developed the Model F045, the distillation of Tamron’s accumulated lens-making expertise and craftsmanship. This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most basic of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date.

The Model F045’s unprecedented high-resolution image quality and beautiful, appealing background bokeh lets photographers capture any scene down to the finest details. The external lens barrel was developed through tireless pursuit of operability and durability, focusing constantly on the needs of photographers. This lens is equipped with a fast F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision AF functionality offering exceptional reliability, plus various other features for increased convenience, making it the perfect everyday lens for your creative pursuits. It is ideally suited for nearly every photographic genre, including photojournalism, landscape, sports, street life, wedding groups and family snapshots.

High-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras is extremely compact and lightweight: 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)

The Model A046 achieves an astonishingly small diameter for a high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, as witnessed by its modest 67mm filter size. Its unprecedented light weight and compact size provide excellent balance when used with a full-frame mirrorless camera, making it easy to carry, and enabling it to cater to a wide range of scenes and shooting conditions. The Model A046 offers a fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and delivers high-resolution and contrast edge to edge. The combination of ultra-wide-angle focal length, fast constant F/2.8 aperture and Minimum Object Distance of 7.5 in at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios. The Model A046’s AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit, enabling it to deliver high-speed, high-precision and superbly quiet operation suitable for shooting video as well as still photographs.

Note: All DSLR camera functions are possible when the Models A043 and A045 are attached to a mirrorless camera via the manufacture’s adapter.

*Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. of the above-mentioned three products are subject to change without prior notice.

addola

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Nov 16, 2015
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I wonder how long will it take before we start seeing Tamron & Sigma lenses for the RF mount.
 
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Trey T

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Feb 6, 2019
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Sigma and Tamron: Please bring us the RF lenses w/in 5 years please!!!!!

35mm f/1.4
85mm f/1.4
100mm f/2.8 macro (or 105mm f/1.4 in sigma)
 

degos

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Sweet! 35-150 is straight onto my shopping list.

Thanks Tamron.

Hey Canon, that's how you address market demand and build a following. Finding an untapped niche and exploiting it, not churning-out Yet Another 70-200.
 

LSXPhotog

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I like that Tamron is finally introducing a fast f/1.4 prime. It was always questionable to me why they didn't have a lens faster than f/1.8 and then claimed image stabilization made up for the reduced light gathering ability.
 
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Josh Leavitt

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I'm curious to see what the aperture progression is for the Tamron 35-150mm. My guess would be f/2.8 between 35-50mm, f/3.2 between 51-105mm, f/3.5 between 106-135mm, and f/4 from 136-150mm. It would be awesome if they could hold an f/2.8 diaphragm up to 105mm, but that's probably asking too much. Either way, I'd still prefer this lens over something like the Sigma or Canon 24-105mm f/4.
 

DJL329

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Aug 26, 2010
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I like that Tamron is finally introducing a fast f/1.4 prime. It was always questionable to me why they didn't have a lens faster than f/1.8 and then claimed image stabilization made up for the reduced light gathering ability.
+1

Now perhaps now they will make an SP 50mm f/1.4.
 

QuisUtDeus

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Feb 20, 2019
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Sweet! 35-150 is straight onto my shopping list.

Thanks Tamron.

Hey Canon, that's how you address market demand and build a following. Finding an untapped niche and exploiting it, not churning-out Yet Another 70-200.
You could also view it as "Canon sells the high-volume, high-demand lenses and Tamron/ Sigma have to focus on price and filling out the gaps Canon hasn't bothered with yet".
 

rbr

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Sep 11, 2010
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I agree that that 35-150 sounds like a practical lens. I look forward to seeing some test results for it and finding out more about it as far as size weight and price go. I already have several wide angle prime and zoom lenses and this one sounds like a better compliment to them as a walk around lens than all those lenses that start at 24mm. Tamron has already won me over with their 45mm f1.8.
 
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Rudeofus

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Jun 1, 2013
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You could also view it as "Canon sells the high-volume, high-demand lenses and Tamron/ Sigma have to focus on price and filling out the gaps Canon hasn't bothered with yet".
Canon has (among a lineup of very popular lenses) a long list of specialty lenses with a very narrow market (tilt&shift, the long whites, loupe lens, ...), and Tamron/Sigma both have pupular lenses (24-70, 85, 105/150 macros, 70-200, ...) right next to rather uncommon offerings (15-30, 24-35, 100 F/1.4, 200-500 F/2.8, 300-800, ...).
 

QuisUtDeus

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Feb 20, 2019
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Canon has (among a lineup of very popular lenses) a long list of specialty lenses with a very narrow market (tilt&shift, the long whites, loupe lens, ...), and Tamron/Sigma both have pupular lenses (24-70, 85, 105/150 macros, 70-200, ...) right next to rather uncommon offerings (15-30, 24-35, 100 F/1.4, 200-500 F/2.8, 300-800, ...).
I never said they didn't also offer some specialty lenses. However, that had nothing to do with the point of my post, which is that Sigma and Tamron would love to be able to sell tons of 18-55s, 24-whatevers, and 70-200s. Instead, they're left filling in the gaps Canon (and Nikon) haven't gotten around to filling.
 

Rudeofus

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Jun 1, 2013
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However, that had nothing to do with the point of my post, which is that Sigma and Tamron would love to be able to sell tons of 18-55s, 24-whatevers, and 70-200s. Instead, they're left filling in the gaps Canon (and Nikon) haven't gotten around to filling.
AFAIK Tamron/Sigma do sell tons of 24-whatevers and 70-200, just like Canon does. You are correct that there is no point in Tamron/Sigma offering an 18-55.
 

Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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What about an EF 16/35 f4, a Tamron 35/150, and, of course, an "obsolete":ROFLMAO: DSLR?
Nice combo, isn't it?
 

Quirkz

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Oct 30, 2014
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I agree that that 35-150 sounds like a practical lens. I look forward to seeing some test results for it and finding out more about it as far as size weight and price go. I already have several wide angle prime and zoom lenses and this one sounds like a better compliment to them as a walk around lens than all those lenses that start at 24mm. Tamron has already won me over with their 45mm f1.8.
Interesting. I prefer something just a bit wider, so would stick to a 24-105 or 24-70 for a walkabout zoom.
Still, I was wondering if there was a market for this, and if anyone would prefer the 150 over the 24m and you’ve answered my question :) glad Tamron has created something for you even if it’s not what I’d buy.