Two new Tamron lenses: 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD and 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC USD

Two new Tamron lenses for Photokina. The release date and the price are not known at that point.

Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC USD lens (see patent):

  • Model: A009
  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 34°21′- 12°21′ (with full-size SLR cameras)
  • 22°33′- 7°59′ (with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)
  • Lens construction: 23 elements in 17 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 1.3m (51.2 in)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 8 (at f=200mm: MFD 1.3m)
  • Filter size: Ø 77mm
  • Length*1: 188.3mm (7.4 in)*
  • Entire length*2: 196.7mm (7.7 in)*
  • Diameter: Ø 85.8mm
  • Weight: 1470g (51.9 oz)*(including detachable tripod mount)
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F/32
  • Standard accessory: Flower-shaped lens hood
  • Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony
  • Moisture & dust resistant: Yes

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC USD lens specifications:

  • Model: F004
  • Focal length: 90mm
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 27°02′ (with full-size SLR cameras)
  • 17°37′ (with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)
  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.3m (11.8 in)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 1
  • Working distance: 139mm (5.5 in)
  • Filter size: Ø 58mm
  • Length*1: 114.5mm (4.5 in)*
  • Entire length*2: 122.9mm (4.8 in)*
  • Diameter: Ø 76.4mm
  • Weight: 550g (19.4 oz)*
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F/32
  • Standard accessory: Lens hood
  • Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony
  • Moisture & dust resistant: Yes

Via Canon-board

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  • http://Infernosaint.blogspot.com Mads Lock Jacobsen

    Looking forward to seeing how the 70-200 holds up against the brand versions. The new Tamron 24-70 2.8 looks pretty good.

  • TaoTeJared

    The 70-200 f/2.8 VC will turn some heads for sure if the AF speed is up to snuff.

    With the 24-70mm F/2.8 VC, and if they add a ultra wide VC zoom, that could be a hell of a kit with the D600 for much less.

  • http://www.cpearson.me.uk Chris

    That 90mm VC macro doesn’t half look like the Nikon 105mm VR micro.

    Are we getting full time manual override on these lenses?

  • Sky

    New Tammy 90 Macro!!!! :D :D :D
    All things considered – it seems like this will be THE BEST photokina since years!!!

  • D400

    Go Tammy

  • gt

    Admin, what’s the deal with sigma? any word on those full frame primes that were rumored to be in production? sigma 35mm F1.8?

    • FMJ

      ^x2, i am also hoping Sigma to release some nice prime, 24mm, 35mm, 135mm, etc.

      the 24 & 35, if it is F1.4, it would be awesome, a nice competition to the Canon L, Nikkor and Zeiss. Price it like the 85mm, and i will buy for sure.

  • porkchop

    Any guess on what the build construction will be…plastic, mag alloy?

    • Sky

      Probably the same as 70-300 USD. Nothing superb, but quite ok.

  • Irresistable

    For 90 macro, what is the upgrade from the existing version? Only VC?

    • Mistral75

      It’s a fully new lens:

      – VC
      – USD
      – new optical design: 14 elements in 11 groups instead of 10 elements in 9 groups
      – 150g heavier (400 –> 550)
      – rounded diaphragm blades
      – moisture and dust resistant.

  • MRGABE

    now tammy needs to go superwide and complete their “trinity”.

    im a little bummed that the 24-70 doesn’t have a lens hood that covers the barrel extension. no big deal though.

  • Marcel

    Hello,
    you´re writing “Lens construction: 23 elements in 17 groups” and on the page about “it´s” patent is written “Lens design: 18 elements in 13 group”.
    Please update this page – either this is fully new optical design or you´ve received wrong info from your source.

    Regards
    Marcel

  • http://www.tcknight.com tcknight

    I haven’t had enough coffee I guess.

    How can it have a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches and a working distance of 5.5 inches?

    • MOJO

      If I’m not mistaken the min. focusing distance is measured between the focus point and the camera sensor. Given 11.8 inch – 4.8 inch (full-length) = 7 inch. The remaining 1.5 inch could be just the distance between the lens and the sensor.

    • NIKON>canon

      It extends as the magnification increases. like the old one did. the 60mm macro (i have it) is much sharper and doesn’t extend, while having a better aperture. however it is a DX lens.

      • macrolover

        according to tamron it has inner focusing. so no extending for new 90mm as well (like the 60).

    • http://www.tcknight.com tcknight

      Thanks all of you. I was zoning out I guess.

  • Oren

    As a Sony user who doesn’t need IS I’m very disappointed with this announcement. Tamron left out the only thing that was missing – a focus limiter. Everything else was just fine, including the screw-drive AF.

    • MOJO

      Actually, if you look closely there is a focus limiter-switch. It has three options:

      Full
      0.5 – ∞ (if I saw that correctly)
      0.3 – 0.5

      • Oren

        I was referring to the zoom lens. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Fluke

    The new optical designs are due to the stabilization, and both lenses will be a tiny bit less sharp than the “old” ones. Nothing relevant though. Quite a shame to see that none of these will be on K mount, at least not under the Tamron name.

  • aeonmort

    @oren
    If you look at the picture of the 90mm. You can see on the bottom a focus limiter switch with 3 positions.

  • Andreas Näsman

    So… Do we have som rumors about the price? Aprox $770 like “the last one”?

  • Andreas

    So… Do we have som rumors about the price? Is $770 reasonable?

  • http://www.jsvfoto.com jsvfoto

    If it’s $770 that will be a killer price for the features.

  • Fluke

    I think it will be around 1500 usd

  • Jack

    My prediction is the 70-200 VC will be $1300-1400, similar the Sigma OS version. The 90mm will probably be in the $700 range.

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