|Tamron AF 18-270mm lens|
Ilse Jurriën : September 22th 2008 - 09:34 CET
Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC zoom lens : Tamrons newest megazoom development reaches a new record. The Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X. Apart from its gigantic 28-419mm equivalent focal length range it is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors, the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over the entire zoom range. Its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings or in otherwise unfavorable lighting conditions. |
Tamron AF18-270mm - Ultimate universal lens
Its gigantic zoom-range of 18-270mm makes it the ultimate universal lens; covering virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto. When converted to 35mm format, the lens covers an angle of view equivalent to 28mm to 419mm. This breakthrough lens is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that eliminates or substantially reduces the effects of handheld camera shake, making it suitable for almost every imaginable photographic situation. News photography, events, sporting, people, nature and family can be captured with this lens as well as architecture and urban settings. Its universal character and its compactness make it an ideal travel companion, making other lenses redundant. The new lens will be available with Canon and Nikon mounts. The price and launch date of the new lens will be announced at a later date.
History of Tamron Megazoom lenses
Tamron, the “pioneer in megazooms” has continued to optimize high power zoom lenses since the launching of the highly acclaimed Tamron AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 (Model 71D) in 1992 by implementing innovative ideas and improving usability. With the AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XI Di II (Model A14), designed for the exclusive use with digital SLR cameras Tamron realized an 11.1X zoom power for the first time and further expanded the telephoto range to 13.9X with the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II (Model A18).
Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC offers 15x zoom
Tamron’s engineers faced the even more difficult challenge of finding solutions for the problem of “handheld camera shake” while expanding the telephoto range even further. Thanks to their advanced optical/mechanical design technologies, production know-how and ongoing commitment to research and development as the pioneer in megazooms, Tamron developed the AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC the worlds first 15X zoom for the exclusive use with digital SLR cameras. The VC Mechanism ideally complements the large focal length range and offers photographers new freedom and creative possibilities.
Tamron 18-270mm specifications
• Focal Length : 18-270mm
• Maximum Aperture : F/3.5-6.3
• Angle of View : 75°33’ (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
• Lens Construction : 18 elements in 13 groups
• Minimum Focus Distance : 0.49m/19.3” (over the entire zoom range)
• Maximum Magnification Ratio : 1:3.5 (at f=270mm and 0.49m MFD)
• Filter Diameter : 72mm
• Overall Length : 101.0mm/3.8"
• Maximum Diameter : 79.6mm
• Diaphragm Blade : 7 blades
• Minimum Aperture : F/22
• Standard Accessory : Flower-shaped lens hood
• Mount : for Canon and Nikon