Tamron has announced the development of three new full-frame lenses. Two will be Di series lenses designed for use with full-frame DSLRs, and the third will be a Di III lens for Sony E-mount.
Positioned as a portraiture lens but also an option for landscape photography, the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) will be able to focus as close as 17.7 inches throughout the zoom range.
Also for DSLR cameras is the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045), a fast prime that promises to be an excellent landscape photography lens with its fast maximum aperture for working in low light or compositions for which you want to employ shallow depth of field.
Though not explicitly stated in the press release, we expect these Di series lenses to be offered in both Canon and Nikon mounts.
The Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) will be the second lens in the Di III series that is designed for use with Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, joining the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD introduced last year. The press release states it will offer focusing as close as 7.5 inches at the wide end of the focal range, which implies a greater Minimum Object Distance at the longer end of the range, though that distance isn’t specified.
All three lenses are expected to launch in mid-2019. Pricing has not yet be announced. See the press release below for additional details.
Tamron announces the development of three lenses—two for full-frame DSLRs and one for full-frame mirrorless cameras
February 20, 2019, Saitama, Japan– Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of two new lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras—the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) zoom lens and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) fixed focal lens; and a new high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).
Tamron will display these new lenses at CP+ 2019, the World Premiere show for camera and photo imaging, beginning February 28 through March 3, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama and at the Wedding and Portrait Professionals International (WPPI), February 27 through March 3, 2019 in Las Vegas.
The lenses are expected to launch in the middle of 2019.
Fast compact Portrait Zoom breaks new ground: 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043)
The new compact Model A043 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 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 Model A043 incorporates the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system, which assures optimal AF performance and effective vibration compensation.
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 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 optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date.
The Model F045’s 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.
High-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras is extremely compact and lightweight: 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046)
The Model A046 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 Model A046 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 Minimum Object Distance of 7.5 in at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography in a multitude of scenarios. The Model A046’s 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.
Note: All DSLR camera functions are possible when the Models A043 and A045 are attached to a mirrorless camera via the manufacture’s adapter.
*Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. of the above-mentioned three products are subject to change without prior notice.