Tamron Announces Development of Two New All-Round Lenses for Full Frame Cameras
Today, Tamron has announced the development of the 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD (Model A010) for full frame cameras. This all-in-one zoom lens integrates optical design, Piezo Drive, and Tamron’s exclusive Vibration Compensation system to achieve superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package.
The announcements didn’t stop there, Tamron also announced the development of 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016). This high-power zoom lens delivers focal lengths from at the wide-angle 16mm to a long-range telephoto 300mm. Both lenses further enhance the real-world performance of this next-generation “all-round lens”, which makes taking photographs more convenient and enjoyable.
28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD (Model A010) Product Highlights:
- State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality
The advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LD (Low Dispersion) glass, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations, resulting in superior image quality. Particularly impressive is the thorough compensation of chromatic aberrations at the telephoto end, yielding images of enhanced clarity and crispness.
- Focus on portability – The lens is now even smaller and lighter
In addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing of the lens body, the mechanical design, which incorporates a highly sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and PZD (Piezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions of this lens compared to the existing Tamron 28-300mm (Model A20). These technologies are the fruit of Tamron’s more than 20 years of research and development in the high-power zoom lens field.
- Advanced anti-reflection coating
The application of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings for suppressing reflections on lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted flare and ghosting to deliver sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
- Upgraded cosmetic design – Elegant tungsten silver brand ring
Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
- PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action
The PZD (Piezo Drive)*1, a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system, delivers faster, quieter, more precise action when the autofocus is engaged. The full-time manual focus system is easy and intuitive, enabling quick and convenient manual focus at any time.
- VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation)*2mechanism reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver significantly sharper images even when shooting handheld.
- Circular diaphragm facilitates achieving spectacular blur effects
Using a circular diaphragm*4, this lens achieves spectacular background blur effects that enable creative use of depth of field.
- Moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
|Camera||28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD (Model A010)|
|Angle of View (diagonal)||75°23’ – 8°15’ (for full-frame format)|
|52°58’ – 5°20’ (for APS-C format)|
|Lens Construction||19 elements in 15 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.49m (19.3 in)|
|Max. Magnification Ratio||1:3.5 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.49m)|
|Length*1||96mm (3.8 in)*|
|Weight||540g (19 oz)*|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||7 (circular diaphragm)|
|Standard Accessory||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Compatible Mount||Canon/ Nikon/ Sony l|
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) Product Highlights:
- A further expansion of the imaging range. With a minimum focal length of 16mm (35mm film equivalent: 24.8mm) at the wide-angle end of the zoom range, and a maximum focal length of 300mm (35mm film equivalent: 465mm), this remarkable new lens provides a zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X.
Responding to requests from consumers who wanted to be able to photograph subjects with a wider viewing angle than is possible with conventional high-power zoom lenses, Tamron has begun developing a unique lens with a minimum focal length of 16mm. At the telephoto end, the maximum focal length has been increased to an impressive 300mm. Users of this new lens can enjoy unprecedented framing flexibility by easily adjusting the angle of view using the convenient zoom ring.
- Superior, reliable image quality with a universal lens.
The lens construction features 16 elements in 12 groups. This includes three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, two LD (Low Dispersion) elements, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized glass elements in the design contributes to thorough compensation of optical aberrations. In addition, the use of the latest coating technology for suppressing reflections on lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted flare and ghosting and assures sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
- Using a new design approach to create an ultra-compact lens.
The latest optical technology has been used to provide an expanded zoom range (compared to the B008) at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends, without necessitating the use of an oversized lens body. By employing UXR glass (which helps to reduce the size of the front lens diameter), an optimized layout of the Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, and adopting a 5-lens-group zoom system approach to provide enhanced design flexibility, the new lens embodies the fusion of state-of-the-art optical design, sophisticated mechanical design, and high-precision lens manufacturing technology, thereby attaining a compact size, an unprecedented zoom range, and superior image quality.
- A minimum focusing distance of just 0.39 meters supports an extensive range of macro photography capabilities.
The new lens provides a minimum focus distance of 0.39 m over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. This makes it possible to get right up close to the subject of the photo to enjoy easy, stress-free macro photography.
- PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action.
The PZD (Piezo Drive), an advanced standing-wave ultrasonic motor system, delivers faster, quieter, more precise AF action when the autofocus is engaged. There is enhanced support for contrast-detection AF capabilities, and focusing when in live-view mode has been made smoother. The new lens also features full-time manual focus, a function that was not provided by B008, making manual focusing more convenient.
- Sharper images with VC (Vibration Compensation).
Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism is incorporated into the new lens. VC reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver significantly sharper images even when shooting handheld at long telephoto settings
- Moisture-resistant construction for worry-free outdoor shooting.
- Upgraded cosmetic design.
Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings, and an elegant tungsten-silver name-brand ring, etc., this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
|Camera||16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)|
|Angle of View (diagonal)||82°12’ – 5°20’|
|Lens Construction||16 elements in 12 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.39m (15.3 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:2.9 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.39m)|
|Length*||99.5mm (3.9 in)|
|Weight||540g (19 oz)|
|Diaphragm Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)|
|Standard Accessories||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony|