Tamron officially launches the new 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for Nikon & Canon

Feb 22, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Tamron officially launches the new 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for Nikon & Canon

Feb 22, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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After a few pictures leaked out yesterday and today’s earlier announcement of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens for Sony, Tamron now give us the 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. A slightly slower, lighter weight alternative to the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2.

Aimed at the budget conscious shooter who doesn’t need that extra stop of aperture, the new 70-210mm f/4 boasts some great performance and features to help those hoping to keep their rig fairly light.

So, let’s take a look at the specs…

  • Model: A034
  • Focal length: 70-210mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4
  • Angle of view: 34°-11° (full frame)
  • Optics: 20 elements in 14 groups

  • Minimum focus distance: 37.4″ (95cm)
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular)
  • Image Stabilisation: 4 stops (5D Mark III & D810 used in tests)
  • Included accessories: Lens hood, lens caps
  • Mounts: Nikon, Canon
  • Dimensions: Nikon 3 x 6.8″ (76 x 173mm), Canon 3 x 6.9″ (76 x 175mm)
  • Weight: Nikon 1.87lb (850.5g), Canon 1.89lb (859g)

The weight does not include the weight of the tripod collar, because it seems that a tripod collar for this lens is an optional extra, not included. That always felt a little strange to not include something like that, but it seems to be the way these days on non-f/2.8 zooms.

The weight advantages of the f/4 for those who don’t need the f/2.8 aperture are a big deal, too. Especially if you decide to not spend more money on that optional tripod collar. Weighing in at a little over half that of Tamron’s 70-200mm f/2.8 offerings, it should be a little more comfortable for lengthy handheld sessions.

The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens is available to pre-order now for $799 for both Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Tamron officially launches the new 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for Nikon & Canon”

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    Jia Chen Lu

    Not wide enough…