Tamron’s latest full frame DSLR lens isn’t afraid to get up close and personal.
The 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034), can focus on objects as close as 37.4 inches with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class, according to Tamron.
The lens maintains a constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range and features an internal zoom mechanism. A pair of Micro Processing units drive autofocusing and help with vibration compensation, which is good to four stops, per CIPA standards. There’s a full-time manual focus override so that shooters can switch to manual focusing even when the lens is set to AF.
As for build quality, the lens is weather resistant and features fluorine coating on the front element to make the lens easier to clean. It weighs in at 30.3 ounces and measures 6.8 inches long.
The new lens is also compatible with Tamron’s 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and 2.0x (Model TC-X20) teleconverters. It also works with the optional TAP-in Console for firmware updates and lens customizations.
The lens will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts in April at $799. It is available for pre-order now.
Tamron also revealed that it’s developing a full frame lens for Sony mirrorless cameras, the forthcoming 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036).
The lens will have a minimum object distance of 7.5 inches at the wide end and 15.3 inches at the tele end. An RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor will drive autofocusing. Other features include a moisture resistant build, fluorine coating and support for Sony’s Direct Manual Focus system to manually override autofocusing.
Pricing and availability weren’t announced.