Camera lens review: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2

November 2017 issue Tech

The new golden age of photography continues with an updated lens from Tamron. Packed with high-end glass, a fast and quiet autofocus system, second-generation vibration stabilization with three modes, and a solid mechanical feel, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens Di USD VC G2 boasts one additional feature that’s immensely attractive: a highly competitive price.© Ellis Vener In this close-up you can see the extraordinary depth captured by the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. HOW IT... Continue Reading >

Prime Performer: Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8

6.17.2016 Tech

The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lens produces images that are sharp enough for critical work yet simultaneously smooth. It handles flare and glare well, and as a portrait lens it compresses beautifully. The vibration compensation (VC) feature will  give you a perceptible advantage in lower light, keeping you out of higher ISO settings.With these performance gains, the Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 is longer, wider, and substantially heavier, takes a 67mm filter, and has a higher price point. The... Continue Reading >

World’s First 85mm f/1.8 lens with VC for Full-frame DSLRs

3.23.2016 Tech

© COURTESY TAMRONTamron has announced the launch of the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), the world’s first fast-aperture telephoto lens with VC (Vibration Compensation). Tamron’s Vibration Compensation makes it possible to take handheld photographs in dim light or at night. The 85mm SP lens uses LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high-fidelity color. It... Continue Reading >