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Tamron Upgrades Three Digitally Integrated Lenses

Tamron AF28-200mm Tamron AF28-200mm

Tamron has introduced three lightweight, compact lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras. All three lenses contain multi-coating to reduce ghosting and flare.

The AF28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical [IF] Macro (Model A031), a high-power zoom lens designed for both digital and film cameras. A 7x magnification power is now available when used with digital SLR cameras. The lens has a telephoto zoom range up to a 310mm equivalent on an interchangeable lens-type digital SLR camera, as well as 28mm wide-angle image capability on a conventional 35mm film SLR camera.

The AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2 (Model A17), is a high-quality telephoto zoom lens with a macro capability of 1:2. With the 70-300mm telephoto zoom, flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm produces a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, allowing close-up shots that normally require the use of a special macro lens.

The new AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] is designed for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras (APS-C size), featuring true wide angle. The focal length is equivalent to 26-78mm when converted to a 35mm format, and the wide-angle focal length is established at 17mm (26mm equivalent). The fast f/2.8 aperture provides a natural, out-of-focus effect for portraits, and a broader photographic expression is possible through the use of faster shutter speeds as a result of the maximum aperture. The minimum focus distance of 0.27m over the entire zoom range achieves a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5 at 50mm.

The AF28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 lens has a minimum advertised price of $299; the AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2 is $189; and the AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II is $449.

Additional Info

  • Company: Tamron
  • Company Phone #: 631-858-8400