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100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

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Telephoto Zoom Lenses Tamron is Heavyweight performance in a lightweight lens
Mobility meets precision with the Model A035 ultra-telephoto lens

eBAND Coating delivers sharp, clear photos

The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) is a highly portable, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with AF precision for shooting in-the-moment action clearly and easily. 3 LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used and effectively positioned to take away aberrations that are known to occur with a telephoto lens. And Tamronʼs proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating prevents reflections, giving you clearer, more vivid images. With a lens barrel made primarily of magnesium at selected area, the Model A035 is the lightest zoom in the ultra-telephoto category*, making it ideal for handheld shooting over long periods of time. Plus, Moisture-Resistant construction and a Fluorine-Coating on the front element provide additional protection when shooting outdoors.

* Among 100-400mm interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of October, 2017: Tamron)

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Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC

Precise AF tracking and VC (Vibration Compensation) are essential for ultra-telephoto lens performance. Thatʼs where Tamronʼs Dual MPU high-speed control system comes in. It features an MPU (micro-processing unit) with a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for superior signal processing, plus a separate MPU dedicated exclusively to vibration compensation. With enhanced AF response speed and VC, you can accurately shoot fast-moving subjects with stability and ease—even in low-light.

Precise, responsive AF performance

A built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) on the MPU delivers highspeed processing of digital signals, while ensuring excellent AF responsiveness. This improvement allows you to track subjects moving at high speeds, even more accurately. The AF drive system also uses a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for outstanding performance and fast, precise focusing.

Keep it steady with enhanced VC

Weʼve fine-tuned our original VC (Vibration Compensation) system with an enhanced control algorithm and an independent MPU dedicated to VC. Together, they meet a CIPA image stabilization performance level of 4 stops. While most ultra-telephoto lenses are prone to camera shake, the Model A035 delivers excellent stability for reliable, stress-free handheld shooting.

Optional tripod mount expands your shooting style

Using a tripod is as easy as shooting handheld with the Model A035. A thoughtfully designed grip makes it easy to handle. Plus Arca-Swiss release compatibility and an easily detachable tripod mount improve speed and flexibility. An optional tripod lets you choose the most suitable way to shoot the subject and help to express your creativity.

Better bokeh, Greater stability

With a minimum object distance of 1.5m (59 in) and a maximum image magnification of 1:3.6, the Model A035 can zoom in on a subject smoothly, resulting in close-up shooting with a soft, blurred effect.

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Specifications

Model A035
Focal Length 100-400mm
Maximum Aperture F/4.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 24°24' - 6°12' (for full-frame format) 
15°54' - 4°01' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m (59 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio 1:3.6
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ86.2mm (3.4 in)
Length* 199mm (7.8 in) Canon
196.5mm (7.7 in) Nikon
Weight 1,135g (40 oz) Canon
1,115g (39.3 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/32-45
Image Stabilization Performance 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Release Date 
November 16, 2017 (Canon, Nikon)

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SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Category:Telephoto Zoom Tags : 

Zoom up to 600mm for images that soar

Capture the power and beauty of wildlife, birds, travel destinations, and exciting sports action close-ups with this high-performance 150 - 600mm long-range zoom. 

VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) enable you to shoot crisp images of fast-moving, distant subjects handheld, while proprietary Tamron optical technology, including eBAND Coating, works to suppress flare and ghosting for impressively clear, vibrant images.

Advanced optical technology

Three LD (Low Dispersion) elements are effectively deployed to correct chromatic aberrations, a challenging problem when shooting at long distances and at long focal-length settings. Tamron's eBAND Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating help suppress flare and ghosting for class-leading image quality.

New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating

This new coating technique developed by Tamron deploys a nano-structured layer (1nm = 1/1,000,000mm) of ultra-low refractive index, with dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible rays of light. This nano-structured layer coupled with the sophisticated multiple layer coatings underneath, yields significant anti-reflection properties, efficiently reducing undesired flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum to deliver sharp, crisp images.

VC (Vibration Compensation)

Tamron's VC is a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three ceramic ball bearings. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the ceramic ball bearings, achieving smooth movement with little friction. And since the VC mechanism is moved in parallel using only the motorized control, the mechanical structure has been simplified, enabling the development of a more compact lens.

Compact and stylish

While covering a very wide range of focal lengths, this lens is remarkably compact and accepts 95mm filters. Its stylish design with signature Tamron tungsten silver finish and elegant brand ring incorporates a sturdy tripod mount to enhance both stability and ease of use.

USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)

The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures a speedy and accurate autofocus response.

Sturdy, easy-to-use new tripod mount

The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.

Equipped with full-time manual focus mechanism

With the full-time manual focus mechanism, manual adjustments of the focus may be made during auto focus shooting, without the need to change the focus switch, facilitating smooth, precise focusing.

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A011
Focal Length 150-600mm
Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 16゜25' - 4゜8' (for full-frame format) 
10゜38' - 2゜40' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 20 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 2.7m (106.3 in)
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:5
Filter Size φ95mm
Length*1 257.8mm (10.1 in)*
Maximum Diameter φ105.6mm
Weight 1,951g (68.8 oz)*(including detachable tripod mount)
Diaphragm Blade 9 (circular diaphragm)*2
Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony*3

*Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
*1 Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
*2 This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
*3 The Sony mount does not include VC, since Sony digital SLR bodies include built-in image stabilization functionality.

Release Date 
For Nikon: 2013/12/19*
For Canon: 2014/04/30*
For Sony: 2014/08/02*
* Date of launch in Japan

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SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Category:Telephoto Zoom Tags : 

Dynamic shots require dynamic lenses.

With an XLD lens element to deliver high resolution, image stabilization and a turbo speed silent autofocus, Tamron's new telephoto zoom makes it easy to capture the most difficult shots.Introducing the new SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD. 

The new optical design of Tamron's advanced telephoto zoom lens delivers a whole new world of possibilities. It allows the photographer to draw the subject close and separate them from their background, creating photographs with spectacular contrast and depth. 

This lens also boasts Tamron's USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) and proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization. It gives the photographer the ability to capture fast moving subjects without blurring even in low light, and its new optical design that employs an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made with highly specialized glass delivers crisp, clear images with sharp contrast.

Highly specialized XLD lens elements for extreme high resolution.

This lens' advanced optical design employs a sophisticated XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized high-grade glass that has lower dispersive properties than standard LD lenses (where refraction causes the dispersion of white light into spectral hues).

The dispersive properties of the XLD lens are at a level similar to fluorite, and in combination with LD elements make for an optimal optical design that delivers best in class resolution with advanced axial chromatic and magnification aberration correction - major inhibitors of image quality enhancement. The result is a lens that delivers sharp contrast and better descriptive performance throughout the entire zoom range.

Fast focusing USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), the ultrasonic autofocus drive

The lens is equipped with Tamron's first-ever ultrasonic autofocus drive USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). It achieves faster focusing making this telephoto lens perfect for photography of sports, vehicles, and other fast-moving subjects. With advanced motor technology and newly developed software, Tamron's USD delivers precise and noiseless focusing at turbo speed.

The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD is the first to boast Tamron's new USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive).

USD is Tamron's latest autofocus motor technology, converting ultrasonic waves into torque to quietly deliver a new level of focusing precision and speed. Because it's still built on a rotor its full time manual focus is as easy as ever; allowing the photographer smooth manual focusing without having to fumble with a switch.

With advanced motor technology and newly developed software, Tamron's USD delivers a practical, precise, noiseless photographic experience at turbo speed. For those dynamic sports shots, moving vehicles, or fast moving subjects, there has never been a better option.

Equipped with Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization

The SP 70-300mm F5-5.6 Di VC USD employs Tamron's esteemed image stabilization mechanism-VC (Vibration Compensation) seen in both the AF18-270mm Di II VC (Model B003) and SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC (Model B005). With VC, the photographer has the freedom to shoot at a shutter speed an extra four stops slower without having to worry about blurring. This makes capturing handheld, evening, night, and interior shots much easier.

The actuator and algorithms, developed in-house at Tamron, provide the power that gives VC (Vibration Compensation) it's excellent tracking performance and smooth, stable viewfinder image.

Tamron's VC mechanism employs a three-coil system, whereby the three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens groups electromagnetically via three steel balls.

The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the steel balls,achieving smooth movement with little friction, helping to eliminate the blur from camera shake for clean shots at night or indoors, or in macro and telephoto photography situations. Handheld was never this easy.

VC is an abbreviation of Vibration Compensation, and is also available in the18-270mm (B003), 28-300mm (A20) and the 17-50mm (B005) models.

Full-frame sensor for ultimate versatility.

The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD is one of Tamron's Di (Digitally Integrated) designs. The Di Series is the mark of Tamron's lenses that are versatile enough to use on digital APS-C, full-frame and 35mm SLR cameras.

Full time manual focus makes fine tuning easy.

All Tamron lenses have high autofocus precision and are designed to capture subjects easily in almost any situation, yet sometimes a photographer wants to fine tune and make adjustments on the fly. The integration of full time manual focus offers just that: instead of fumbling with switches, photographers can switch from autofocus to manual focus by simply adjusting the focus ring. This feature helps the lens produce impressive results even in telephoto situations where the depth of field is narrow.

Cleaner, crisper images without flare or ghosting.

The new BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings reduce the lens reflection and dispersion that cause ghosting and flare. The coatings enhance light transmission in both the short and long wavelength ranges, ensuring excellent performance in all photographic conditions. Additionally, internal surface coatings are applied to cemented surfaces of all lens elements to deliver sharp, high-contrast images and flawless color reproduction.

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A005
Focal Length 70-300mm
Maximum Aperture F/4 - 5.6
Angle of View (diagonal) 34゜ 21' - 8゜ 15'
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m (59.05 in)
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:4 (at f = 300mm: MFD 1.5m)
Filter thread 62mm
Length* 142.7mm† (5.61 in)
Full Length** 151.1mm† (5.9 in)
Diameter 81.5mm (3.21 in)
Weight 765g* (26.98 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9
Minimum Aperture F/32 - 45
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mount For Nikon, Canon, Sony††

* Length means the size from a head of the barrel to a flange of the mount.
** Full Length means the size from a head of the barrel to an end of the lens. † Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.
†† The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.

Release Date 
For Nikon: 2010/08/26*
For Canon: 2010/09/25*
For Sony: 2011/05/20*
* Date of launch in Japan

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70-210mm /F4 Di VC USD

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Seize the moment in its true colors

Travel light, Stay focused

With the culmination of our years of expertise in telephoto zoom lens development, the versatile 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) provides superb optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. Applying three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements enables the Model A034 to correct chromatic aberrations effectively while shooting for clear, crisp images to the edges of the frame. Also, by achieving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class,* you will enjoy ultra-soft “bokeh” when shooting up close. Additionally, the Model A034 supports photo shooting with various features such as an internal zoom mechanism that provides solid mechanical construction and stable, reliable operation, and a Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, which enables high-speed and high-accuracy AF performance as well as powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization for flexible and versatile use in various situations. For dependable outdoor use, the new telephoto zoom is equipped with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction. Lightweight and compact, this telephoto zoom is ideal for travel. Now you can go lightweight while greatly expanding your shooting possibilities.

* Among 70-200mm interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of January, 2018: Tamron)

Discover the beauty of close up shooting

With a category-leading magnification ratio of x0.32, this telephoto zoom lens achieves a MOD of just 0.95m. Get closer to your subjects and feel the freedom of shooting.

Internal zoom combines reliability with stability

An internal zoom provides stability by minimizing changes to the center of gravity while shooting. Combined with Moisture-Resistant Construction, the internal zoom creates an easier all-around shooting experience. Also, since the total length of the barrel never changes while zooming, you can easily shoot through obstructions such as wire fencing.

Keep it steady—and sharp

Reliable autofocus tracking and vibration compensation are essential in a telephoto zoom lens. Tamron’s Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system on this lens strikes a balance between both. It includes two dedicated MPUs: one for lens system control including AF, and the other for vibration compensation processing. Each MPU is equipped with a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) block with high signal processing for exceptional AF performance and vibration compensation effects.

Capture the moment with lightning-quick AF

Tamron’s evolved AF is lightning quick to help you capture each precious moment. The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor in the drive unit ensures fast, highly accurate focusing, allowing you to shoot with confidence.

Keep it stable with 4-stop VC (Vibration Compensation)

Tamron’s proprietary VC system features 4-stop** performance to control the vibrations that can easily occur in low-light conditions. Now you can enjoy sharper images and shake-free handheld shooting—even when shooting in the evening or indoors.

** CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used; for Nikon: D810 is used.

Optional tripod mount with Arca Swiss-compatible quick-release plate

An optional tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss style quick release plates is available for the A034. Arca-Swiss style mounts can be easily attached and detached and are renowned for their excellent stability. In keeping with the lightweight nature of this zoom lens, the tripod mount is made of a light yet robust magnesium alloy to support you in a wide range of photographic conditions—like shooting at a slow shutter speed. Using a tripod makes the lens more stable, as opposed to attaching a tripod to a camera body to prevent blurred images. And since this tripod mount allows the camera body to rotate freely without moving its axis, adjusting composition is easy. Broaden your shooting style with a tripod mount that lets you shoot what you want, how you want, even at slow shutter speeds.

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A034
Focal Length 70‐210mm
Maximum Aperture F/4
Angle of View (diagonal) 34°21' -11°46' (for full-frame format) 
23°01'-7°46' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 20 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.95m (37.4 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio 1:3.1
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ76mm
Length* 176.5mm (6.9 in) Canon
174mm (6.8 in) Nikon
Weight 860g (30.3 oz) Canon
850g (30 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/32
Image Stabilization Performance 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon
Available Firmware updates Canon EOS R compatability

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Release Date 
April 2nd, 2018 (Nikon)
April 26th, 2018 (Canon)

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SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Category:Telephoto Zoom Tags : 

Expand your image of fast telephoto shooting

The new SP70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC (Vibration Compensation), faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for greater flexibility. What’s more, compatibility with Tamron teleconverters provides additional focal length.

In keeping with the SP series’ innovative technology, the lens is designed to be durable, flexible and resilient enough to rise to any occasion.

High resolution meets beautiful bokeh

Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution— even at the edges. eBAND Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle.

MOD reduced to 0.95m

Improvements to the new SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 extend well into the lens barrel. Tamron has reduced the MOD from 1.3m (50.7 in) in our older model to 0.95m (37.4 in), allowing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.1. The shorter MOD, coupled with the superb optical performance of this new zoom, allows you to significantly broaden your range of expression.

Accuracy in action

The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor, along with two high-performance microcomputers, ensures excellent focusing speed and accuracy. The Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to make fine adjustments while using AF, without having to switch from AF to MF mode.

Keep it steady with VC equal to 5 stops

Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting—even in low light.

* Among 70-200mm F/2.8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras.
(As of January, 2017. Source: Tamron.)
** Using in VC MODE 3 For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used For Nikon: D810 is used

Two exclusive new teleconverters

Two exclusive teleconverters, which match the optics of the new SP 70-200mm G2, offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 400mm. These new teleconverters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther telephoto ranges.

Intuitive design and leading-edge performance

In keeping with the SP series' “Human Touch” design, the A025 is both durably built and user friendly. The focus and zoom rings, textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhance speed and utility. And like all SP models, this new lens has an ergonomic shape for easy gripping and a lens hood with smooth curves that match the barrel.

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A025
Focal Length 70-200mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 34°21' - 12°21' 
(for full-frame format) 
22°33' - 7°59' 
(for APS-C format)
Optical Construction 23 elements in 17 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.95m (37.4 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:6.1
Filter Size φ77mm
Maximum Diameter φ88mm
Length* 193.8mm (7.6 in) Canon 
191.3mm (7.5 in) Nikon
Weight** 1,500g (52.9 oz) Canon 
1,485g (52.4 oz) Nikon
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)***
Minimum Aperture F/22
Image Stabilization Performance 5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
Using in VC MODE 3
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used
For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon
Nikon Z compatibilty

Canon EOS R compatability

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice. 

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** Weight includes the weight of detachable tripod mount.
*** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

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