New Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens rumored to be announced next month

A new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is rumored to be announced next month during the CP+ show in Japan as a replacement for the current Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD model.

More pictures after the break:

Via NikonRumors

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  • Chaitanya

    I thought Tamron would also update their remaining two macro lenses soon. Other than Sigma no one is currently offering stabilised 180mm(or 200mm) macro lens.

    • Barbu Mateescu

      Mostly true… In fact, 100% true but (more than) slightly off-topic; a single production run of 70-200s from a 3rd party would be bigger than the entire volume of long macros (150mm and up) from all manufacturers combined, 1st and 3rd party, for more than 7-8 years. Even the biggest retailers (online now) sell less than 1% long macros, as a fraction from the 70-200s.

      • Chaitanya

        fair enough about long focal length macro, but the shorter 60mm certainly could use an update. here in India alteast I havent seen anyone using Tamron’s 70-200mm lens, I do see other lenses being used quite often. Most common tamron lens in use is some variation of their 90mm Macro.
        Also SP update to their macro lenses would mean I can use dock to update the firmware as both Canon and Nikon like to mess around with AF protocols causing issues with 3rd party lenses and the existing Sigma lens is lacking support for their USB dock.

  • Gerard Roulssen

    Can we also bash this Tammy for having the zoom ring at the front as
    we did the new 70-200/2.8E Nikkor? I mean … Tamron had the zoom ring
    at the front since forever (as did Sigma’s 70-200 lenses …), but
    nonetheless – WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Thom Hogan

    Ugh. Can we please get some Product Marketing Managers to tame the engineers?

    Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3. Yeah, I’m sure I’ll remember what those mean. Especially when I get done shooting with an Olympus that has IS with mode numbers, or any of the other gear that has numbers in place of useful information.

    • Gerard Roulssen

      It’s just Off/Normal/Active … you’re not to old to remember that, Thom … just yet …

      • Thom Hogan

        1 = off? Sorry, but that’s not what Tamron is using, and if they were, it would be worse ;~)

        • Jaroslav Charvát

          You mean that there should be “off 1 2 3”? Where is the stabiliser off button then? Or is it (supposed to be) always on?

          • Thom Hogan

            Look at the darned photos, dummies. VC On/Off, VC Mode1, Mode2, Mode3. Those are the switches on the lens we’re talking about.

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