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Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC (FX) - Review / Test Report

Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC (FX) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Fast standard zoom lenses are certainly a hot spot in the product portfolios. So far this arena has been dominated by the original manufacturers although the third-party manufacturers tried to challenge the big boys every once in a while. Tamron did so as well with the SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR but the lens had/has no differentiator other than its low pricing. As such it was popular among amateurs on a budget but it has been largely ignored by professionals.

However, their latest offering is a different beast altogether - the Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC. Other than matching the specs of competing products it has something unique - it is the first fast standard zoom lens featuring an image stabilizer (VC = Vibration Control). An ultrasonic AF (USD) as well as weather sealing are also part of the package. Obviously Tamron is pretty much convinced of the capabilities of their new baby because they do no longer want to compete by price - they are asking about 1000EUR. Now this may still be significantly less than the price of the new Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, but it is a magnitude more expensive than the old Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR and it's certainly no budget item anymore.

In this review we'll have a look at how the lens performs on our current FX test camera, the Nikon D3x.

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Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review | Digital Photography Review

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review | Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Our review of the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, prepared in partnership with DxOMark. In the last of our mini-series examining superzoom lenses for SLRs, we take a look at how Tamron's contender compares to its Sigma and Nikon counterparts that we reviewed recently. This type of all-in-one travel and 'walkaround' lens is enduringly popular, but how does this two-year-old design stand up against its brand-new competitors?
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Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Review

Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

A full frame 24-70 mm fixed f/2.8 aperture lens is an instrument aimed mainly at professionals which need an all-purpose, fast tool. We have decided to check what the Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD may offer. Today we would like to present our review of this lens. Enjoy!

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD Lens Review

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD Lens Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"This highly anticipated lens from Tamron covers the popular 24-70mm range with a fast constant aperture of f/2.8. It is one of Tamron's 'SP' lenses, which denotes that it should be able to produce professional quality results. Unlike lenses in this range from the main camera manufacturers, this optic has Vibration Compensation, which should help to tame camera shake at low shutter speeds. An ultrasonic focusing motor should provide quick focusing speeds, silently with full time manual focus override.

This lens is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts, with the Canon model becoming available first. The Sony compatible model will lack Vibration compensation, as this functionality is already built into Sony DSLR and SLT bodies. As this lens is a 'Di' optic, it is compatible with both full frame and crop sensor camera bodies."

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LensRentals.com - Quick Tamron 24-70 MTF Data

LensRentals.com - Quick Tamron 24-70 MTF Data | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"We got a couple of Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC in Canon mount today and I was able to compare them, very briefly, with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L."

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Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD - Review / Test Report

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"The Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 VC still offers the largest zoom range of any currently available DSLR lens (at the time of this review). Even though no competitor has matched the zoom ratio, yet, the lens nonetheless looked a bit dated compared to competing products because Tamron could not offer a sonic wave AF drive. With the new Piezo Drive (PZD) they can now build very compact sonic wave AF drives and implemented it first in the new 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD.
The new PZD lens corrects another "issue" of the 18-270 VC: in the past, Tamron super-zooms have usually combined a very large zoom range with a very compact design. The 18-270 VC did not quite fit here, being surprisingly large for a Tamron zoom lens. The new 18-270 PZD is considerably smaller again and more in line with earlier offerings, like the 18-250 Di II or 18-200 Di II.

The compact size is also reflected in a change in Tamron's naming scheme. From


AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro


we're now down to just


AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD


which is a most welcome achievement.

In this review we will have a look at how the lens performs on our current DX test camera, the Nikon D7000."

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Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds

Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Tamron and Tokina have joined the Micro Four Thirds group, meaning all three major third-party lens makers are likely to produce optics for the system. No further details of their intentions have been given. The announcement comes just after Sigma announced its first lenses for both Sony's E-mount and Micro Four Thirds - both lenses that we think make more sense on APS-C than the Micro Four Thirds format. It will be interesting to see whether Tamron and Kenko Tokina develop lenses specifically for the smaller format. Meanwhile high-end video manufacturer Astrodesign has also joined the consortium, and released a Micro Four Thirds mount 4K video camera head."'

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DxOMark - Looking for a luminous lens kit? Choose Tamron or Sigma!

DxOMark - Looking for a luminous lens kit? Choose Tamron or Sigma! | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"New results are available on dxomark.com for the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical IF lens (Nikon and Canon mounts). This new review, along with our recent review of the Sigma 17-50mm, completes a set of measurements for trans-standard luminous lenses."

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Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD (FX) - Review / Test Report

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD (FX) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD is the latest addition to the market segment of stabilized slow speed consumer grade tele-zoom lenses. It faces rather stiff competition from its direct competitor - the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR - which has been immensely successful ever since it was introduced.
On paper the Tamron throws a new optical design with XLD glass ("Extra Low Dispersion"), VC ("Vibration Control", 4 f-stop effectivity) and the new USD ("Ultrasonic Silent Drive") into the fight. Price-wise it is on roughly the same level as the Nikon lens.

In this review we will have a look at how the lens performs on our FX test camera, the Nikon D3x.
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Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 review - Introduction - Lenstip.com

Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 review - Introduction - Lenstip.com | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Today we have the pleasure to present our review of the Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 lens. It is not only a fast, classic macro photography lens but also a quite well-done portrait device, which gives an equivalent of full frame 90 mm lenses. Enjoy!
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Tamron develops 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 VC for Micro Four Thirds

Tamron develops 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 VC for Micro Four Thirds | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Tamron has announced that it's developing an image stabilised superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC (Model C001) is poised to become the first third-party zoom for the system, and will offer a 28-300mm equivalent focal length range. It uses the company's Vibration Control (VC) system to counteract hand-shake, and a stepper motor for fast and silent autofocus. The lens will also feature a metal barrel and be available in a black or silver finish. Price and availibility are still to be confirmed.

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Tokina AF 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

Tokina AF 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro (Nikon) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

When it comes to fast tele zooms, there is only a very limited selection of dedicated DX lenses. One of these rare species is the Tokina AT-X 50-135mm f/2.8... or to be precise, it was, since it is discontinued for a while already.
The AT-X 50-135mm is the result of a cooperation between Tokina and Pentax, which leads to the interesting situation that a Pentax design is also available to users of competing systems. However, the Pentax and Tokina lenses are not completely identical, at least mechanically.

In this review we will have a look at how the lens performs on our current DX test camera, the Nikon D7000.

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Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC (Canon EOS) - Review / Lens Test

Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC (Canon EOS) - Review / Lens Test | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Fast standard zoom lenses are certainly a hot spot in the product portfolios. So far this arena has been dominated by the original manufacturers although the third-party manufacturers tried to challenge the big boys every once in a while. Tamron did so as well with the SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR but the lens had/has no differentiator other than its low pricing. As such it was popular among amateurs on a budget but it has been largely ignored by professionals. However, their latest offering is a different beast altogether - the Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC. Other than matching the specs of competing products it has something unique - it is the first fast standard zoom lens featuring an image stabilizer (VC = Vibration Control). An ultrasonic AF (USD) as well as weather sealing are also part of the package. Obviously Tamron is pretty much convinced of the capabilities of their new baby because they do no longer want to compete by price - they are asking about 1100EUR/1300US$. Now this may still be "just" half the price of the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II but it is a magnitude more expensive than the old Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR and it's certainly no budget item anymore."

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[Review] Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC VS Canon 24-70mm

[Review] Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC VS Canon 24-70mm | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I’ve been waiting a long time for a 24-70mm full frame lens with stabilization. Tamron was the first to create this lens and we got our hands on a Canon version. In this review we compare the Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC to Canon’s 24-70mm 2.8. Which is the better lens? The answer to that question is a little more complicated than you might expect."

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Tamron gives SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD price and availability: Digital Photography Review

Tamron gives SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD price and availability: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Tamron USA has announced pricing and availability of its SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD image-stabilized fast zoom lens. Canon and Nikon mount versions of the lens will be available from April 26th 2012, at a MSRP of $1299. The Sony version, without image stabilization, will follow at a later, unspecified date. The lens is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C cameras, includes a moisture-resistant body, and a rounded aperture for attractive background blur."

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Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD [IF] Asph. VC macro - Review / Lab Test Report

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD [IF] Asph. VC macro - Review / Lab Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Tamron has always been one of the driving forces behind extreme range zoom lenses. With the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] VC macro (boy, what a name ...) they combined the largest zoom range available for DSLRs (still a valid claim at the time of this review, more than 3 years after the lens was announced) with their optical stabilization system, which was first seen in another super zoom lens, the full-frame AF 28-300mm VC.
The 18-270mm VC is a dedicated DX lens that covers a large range from wide angle to quite long tele settings. So, it's an all-purpose wonder, albeit a slow speed one with maximum aperture settings down to f/6.3 at the long end of the zoom range.

In this review we will have a look at how the lens performs on our current DX test camera, the Nikon D7000."

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Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts

Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Between them, third-party lens manufacturers offer a sizable array of optics, some of which compete squarely with models from major manufacturers while others fill a void of some kind within their ranges. By undercutting their bigger rivals in price while ensuring their products are competitively specified, these manufacturers’ lenses are an attractive option not only for budget-conscious novices, but enthusiasts and professionals, too. And, by occasionally trading away certain functionality for a significant proportion of the asking price, they’ve played a vital part in democratizing access to more exotic optics.

Here, we've examined ten of the most interesting third-party lenses on the market, arranged broadly by type, from wide-angle and standard zooms, through macro and prime lenses and ending with telephoto zooms. This article is not intended to be comprehensive, (we don't cover telephoto primes for example, or extreme telephoto zooms) and nor is it a review, per se. Where a lens has been tested by dpreview, we've included relevant observations and a link to the full review."

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Tamron AF 60mm f/2 SP Di II LD [IF] Macro Review

Tamron AF 60mm f/2 SP Di II LD [IF] Macro Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"In a time before digital SLRs were invented, medium tele macro lenses in the range of 90 to 105 mm often had to cover two usage scenarios: macro shots, of course, but since most of these lenses were also rather fast in terms of aperture they also eliminated the need for a dedicated portrait lens for many.
In the digital era with APS-C sensors being used by the majority of DSLR owners, 60 mm lenses now cover the needs of macro shooters looking for medium tele options. But allthough the fast aperture of usually f/2.8 has remained, the reduced image size of crop sensors leads to increased depth of field over comparable full frame options, making these lenses less attractive for portrait shots or any other usage, where subject separation is one of the primary targets.

Tamron is the first to address this issue by offering a 60mm macro lens that features a maximum aperture of f/2."

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Lens Review: Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD

Lens Review: Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
In August of 2010 Tamron released an updated version of its 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens, with a few notable improvements. The first and most obvious is the addition of Vibration Control (VC) technology, to reduce the effect of camera shake and provide sharper images. The lens appears to be completely redesigned, with 4 additional lens elements and a new autofocus system...
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Tamron SP 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD - lens review

Tamron SP 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD - lens review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Tamron SP 70–300 mm f/4.0–5.6 Di VC USD is the first model from this producer equipped with an ultrasonic ...
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