Enter the ePHOTOzine Christmas Prize Draw extravaganza!

Tamron Announce Development Of Three New Lenses

Tamron has announced development of three new lenses - a 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD zoom lens and SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD for full frame DSLRs and a 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E-Mount cameras.

|  Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD in Interchangeable Lenses
 Add Comment

35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD

Intro2020 have announced that 3 new Tamron lenses are in development, two for Full Frame DSLR cameras and one for Sony E-Mount mirrorless cameras. These are the first lenses from Tamron since their 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD and reborn SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD were announced in August 2018.

The lenses will be available in mid 2019, and will be on display at CP+ 2019. Full pricing and specs are yet to be announced.

From Intro2020:

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

The new compact 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (ModelA043) 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 0.45m (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 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) incorporates the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system, which assures optimal AF performance and effective vibration compensation.

Note: All DSLR camera functions are possible when the Model A043 is attached to a mirrorless camera via the manufacturer’s adapter.

SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD

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 SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (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 the optical technology and manufacturing know-how Tamron has developed to date.

The SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD's (Model F045) 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.

Note: All DSLR camera functions are possible when the Model F045 is attached to a mirrorless camera via the manufacturer’s adapter.


17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD

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

The 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD 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 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD 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 an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios.

The 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD 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.

Check out our Top 12 Best Tamron Lenses list. 

Support this site by shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, Save 10% with Eversure Insurance.
*It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Used Photography Gear

Cameraworld The offers are provided by the Cameraworld & ePHOTOzine Partnership, see more fantastic Used Photography Gear.

Other articles you might find interesting...

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Review
Panasonic 10-25mm F/1.7 Lens Review By David Thorpe
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and 1...
Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens Announced
Olympus Micro Four Thirds Lens Roadmap Updated November 2019
Panasonic Lumix S 70-200mm f/2.8 PRO Sample Photos
Panasonic Lumix S 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO Sample Photos
Panasonic Lumix S 16-35mm f/4 Sample Photos


RJPhoto 7 16 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2019 11:57AM
Nice! Would hope the Sony fit 17-28 would be available before I go to the States in June, but not sure if I'm going to be that lucky.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.