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Tamron Goes Wide with Updated 15-30mm f/2.8 Lens

August 31, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Tamron is updating its image stabilized 15-30mm f/2.8 full frame DSLR lens.

The new SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 wide-angle lens minimizes wide-angle distortion and chromatic aberration through the use of an XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element plus multiple LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements. A new AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) coating is used to reduce flare and ghosting.

Dual Micro-Processing Units and a tweaked algorithm give the lens improved AF speed and image stabilization, according to Tamron. The 15-30mm lens delivers 4.5 stops of stabilization, per CIPA standards. It’s weather-sealed with a nine blade aperture that stops down to f/22. It can focus on objects as close as 11 inches (at 30mm).

Additional features include:

  • full-time manual focus override
  • rear filter slot for the Canon mount lens
  • Fluorine coating on the front lens element
  • compatible with the TAP-in Console for firmware updates and lens adjustments

The new model will be available in a Nikon mount in September and in a Canon mount in October for $1,299. It’s available for pre-order now.

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