One new lens up today, Tamron's latest super-zoom (13.8x zoom ratio), the Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro AF. With summer vacations close at hand, lots of SLR owners will be looking for the one lens that they can leave on their camera for the whole trip, covering everything from wide angle to long telephoto. While the convenience is great, there are always compromises to be made in long-zoom lenses of this sort. Happily though, this relatively new Tamron optic does better than most, delivering good sharpness across its entire focal length range, and competing very strongly against similar lenses from other manufacturers. If you're in the market for a wide-to-tele zoom lens for your vacation, you should definitely check out the Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro AF!
Looking ahead, there are still a couple of lenses that have been tested but haven't had their analysis posted yet, including an inexpensive Nikon 70-300mm tele zoom, and the Nikon 18-35mm wide zoom. We've also just gotten samples of the Nikon 50-200mm VR zoom (amazing that they managed to cram in VR for such a low price), and the new Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II, which looks to be a noticeable improvement over its predecesor. I'm hopeful that the bottlenecks of the last few months are finally opening, so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, here's a list of other lenses we've posted results for recently: