Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD (model A030) lens to be announced on February 3rd

Tamron is rumored to announce a new SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens (model A030) on February 3rd. This is a DSLR lens and will be available for both Nikon and Canon mount (most likely a replacement for the current 70-300 version).

Here are the specifications:

  • Renewed the appearance design of A005 and newly adopt antifouling coat
  • Improvement of AF speed and accuracy, Improvement of hand vibration reduction function VC
  • Mount: For Canon · For Nikon
  • Expected release date: February 23, 2017
  • Suggested retail price: 60,000 yen + tax
  • Mass retailer price: 45,900 yen (tax included)

Via Nokishita

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  • Mistral75

    More details and a picture from Nokishita Camera:


    – same optical formula as the current A005 model
    – fluorine coating on the front lens element
    – some minor cosmetic changes
    – improved AF speed and accuracy
    – improved optical stabilisation
    – Canon EF and Nikon F mounts
    – available from February 23rd, 2017
    – MRSP: ¥60,000 excl. tax (approx. $535)
    – expected street price: ¥45,900 incl. tax (approx. $380).


    • Jeffry De Meyer


      • Michael Turner

        You don’t think it will be better than Nikon’s?

        • Jeffry De Meyer

          if it is the same as the current versions internals, no.

  • TinusVerdino

    Only Canonikon… This would sell just as well on K and A mount

    • Spy Black

      Considering Tamron is making a number of their lenses rebranded under the Pentax name, what this may mean is that this may also be rebranded as a Pentax.

      Unless there’s been some truly innovative new optical formation, 70-300mm lenses have never been all that great. Not that they’re horrible, but pushing a zoom range that far usually costs in image quality, typically at the longer end of the scale. It’s even worse when you try to go with “all-in-one” types like the 28-300 and 16-300.

      So really, this may not be anything you really want to concern yourself with, whether it becomes available in K-mount or not.

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