Tamron has updated their new popular zoom lenses today. The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens and Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens. The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens costs $1,299, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo & Adorama, will be shipping in March, 2017. The Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens costs $499, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo & Adorama, will be shipping in Spring, 2017.
The full-frame Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 improves on its predecessor with faster autofocus and better stabilization. Tamron claims its boosted Vibration Correction provides 5 stops of stabilization. The lens is moisture and dust-resistant, and has received a thorough overhaul of optical and mechanical designs. The new optical design consists of 23 elements in 17 groups, and includes extra low dispersion and low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations. Tamron claims the inclusion of two microcomputers and a new AF algorithm has improved focus speed and accuracy. Minimum focus distance is also improved, reduced to 37.4in from the previous model’s 50.7in. The 70-200 also supports Tamron’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.
Meanwhile, the Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD adds stabilization and refined optics to the company’s wide-angle zoom for APS-C introduced in 2008. It features LD, XLD, aspherical and hybrid aspherical elements, as well as a Broad-Band Anti-Reflection coating. Tamron was able to add Vibration Correction without increasing the size of the lens, and the company claims up to 4 stops of shake reduction. It also uses a new HLD (high/low torque-modulated drive) motor that allow for smooth control over the lens’ heavy elements. The lens is sealed against moisture and has a fluorine coating to keep oil and water off of the front elements.