The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD is a compact and versatile zoom lens for full frame DSLRs. Although it was announced earlier this year, Tamron has only now revealed the pricing and availability.
This lens comes in two mounts: Canon EF and Nikon F. Its main characteristic is that it’s a relatively compact and lightweight lens suitable for general use. The optical design employs both low dispersion glass and aspherical elements, which help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range. The lens also features a Silent Drive AF motor and promises near-silent, fast focusing performance. It’s capable of 5 stops VC (Vibration Compensation), according to CIPA Standards, which should help you shoot handheld and in low-light conditions.
Here are the full specs:
|Angle of View (diagonal)||63°26′ – 16°25′ (for full-frame DSLR cameras)|
|Optical Construction||19 elements in 14 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.45m (17.7 in) Full zoom range|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:3.7 (f=150mm)|
|Length*||for Canon 126.8mm (5 in)
for Nikon 124.3mm (4.9 in)
|Weight||for Canon 796g (28.1 oz)
for Nikon 790g (27.9 oz)
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)**|
|Image Stabilization Performance||5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
|Standard Accessories||Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount|
The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD is available for preorders for Nikon F and Canon EF mounts at the price f $800. The Nikon version starts shipping in May, while the Canon users will need to wait until June.