A new super wide-angle zoom has been announced from Tamron. The AF19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 offers photographers authentic super wide-angle photography at an affordable price.
With an angle of view of 97-63 and a minimum focus distance of 0.5m, the 19-35mm is ideally suited for travel and landscape photography. Compact and lightweight, the lens is easy to carry anywhere as it weighs in at a mere 300 grams and is only 67.7mm long.
While compactness was a major direction given to Tamron's engineers, optical quality is always at the forefront. The AF19-35mm provides stable and high image quality throughout the zoom range through the employment of Tamron's BBAR (Broad Band Anti-Reflection) multiple-layer coating. This multi-coating ensures high light transmission and excellent colour fidelity that results in crisp, saturated images. Distortion is minimised, even at the super wide-angle end, and contrast performance is optimised over the entire focal length range. A flower shaped dedicated lens hood is included, which ensures optimum shading at both super wide-angle and standard 35mm wide-angle. The lens hood is an extremely important accessory that should be used at all times outdoors.