Today Tamron released details about two new lenses coming soon: a telephoto zoom for Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and a standard zoom for Sony mirrorless cameras.
70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD
As you may probably be picturing in your head, this telephoto zoom being an f/4 lens is made to be lightweight and compact in comparison to the f/2.8 telephotos out there. For many, this one stop of light loss over the faster telephoto zooms is well worth it for those reasons — especially with the solid high ISO performance in cameras these day. This lens weighs in at 1.89 pounds and measures 2.99 inches by 6.90 inches.
Key features of the new telephoto zoom include its internal zoom design, highest-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, USD autofocus motor with full-time manual focus override, vibration compensation of up to four stops, and moisture-resistant construction.
The 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD is priced at $799 and available now to preorder in either Nikon or Canon mounts.
28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD
In what Tamron is calling a “signal” to expand and improve its full-frame mirrorless lens line, they’ve announced the development of the 28-75mm f/2.8 for Sony.
This standard zoom lens will be 1.2 pounds fitted into a casing that’s 4.6 inches long. Tamron said it features moisture-resistant construction as well as a Flourine coating, both welcome in outdoor shooting.
The upcoming lens will have a new “RXD” (rapid extra-silent stepping drive) stepping motor for autofocus, which is claimed to be extremely quiet and perfect for video use.
Minimum focusing distance is also a point of pride for Tamron with the 28-75mm. It can focus to 7.5 inches at its wide end and 15.3 inches at the telephoto side.
Pricing has not yet been announced. B&H Photo is allowing people to sign up to be notified when it becomes available.