Tamron announces development of 3 new lenses: 35-150mm f/2.8-4, SP 35mm f/1.4 and 17-28mm f/2.8 RXD
posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 AM EDT
Ahead of this year's CP+ show in Japan and WPPI in Las Vegas, Tamron has announced the development of three new lenses, all designed for full-frame cameras. Two of the lenses are being designed for full-frame DSLR cameras and the third is being released for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Looking at the DSLR lenses first. Tamron is developing a fast compact portrait zoom, the 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD. This lens has a close focus distance of 17.7 inches (45 centimeters) across the entire zoom range and has been designed for easy transport and fast handling. The lens features Low Dispersion (LD) glass elements and aspherical lenses to control optical aberrations and includes Dual Micro-Processing Units (MPU) to deliver fast autofocus and effective vibration compensation.
The second DSLR lens is a fast prime, the SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD. The SP lens series started in 1979 and has been dedicated to creating Tamron's best lenses. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SP series, Tamron has developed this new 35mm prime. Tamron promises unprecedented high-resolution image quality in addition to high operability and durability. The lens promises fast and decisive autofocus as well.
For Sony E-mount owners, Tamron is developing a new 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, which should pair nicely with their existing 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD zoom lens. This fast lens has been designed to be lightweight and easy to carry and features a Rapid eXtra-silent Drive (RXD) for fast autofocus in both still and video scenarios.
All three lenses are expected to launch in the middle of 2019, although precise release and pricing information is not yet available. All three lenses will be on display at both CP+ and WPPI.