Tamron has announced a new generation of wide-angle lenses that surpass their older models with superior optical, build, and stabilization features.
The new glass by Tamron, SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, sports lots of improvements that makes the glass up to par with the ever-growing high demands of both professionals and non-professionals. The lens is designed to cover full-frame sensors. Here are some of its improvements and features:
- Fast lens having a maximum opened aperture at f/2.8.
- Minimized optical distortion and lateral chromatic abberations which are a common problem with wide-angle lenses. These issues are reduced by the use of an XGM (expanded glass molded aspherical) lens element, as well as multiple LD (low dispersion) lens elements.
- Sharper and cleaner images with almost eliminated ghosting and flare using a newly developed anti-reflection coating.
- Improved autofocus and image stabilization (up to 4.5 stops) with the help of a built-in MPU (micro-processing unit).
- Moisture-resistant and more durable construction using a newly developed Fluorine coating.
- Rear-filter holder (Canon mount only) allowing to use filters which are usually hard to fit in front of a wide-angle lens.
- Compatibility with the Tamron TAP-in Console allowing you easy firmware updates, fine-tuning of the autofocus, and more.
The lens is at a suggested retail price of $1,299. It will be available for Nikon and Canon EF mounts on September 21, 2018 and October 12, 2018 respectively.