Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Tamron SP 70-200 f2.8 Di and availability of other models

CNet's UnderExposed Blog has coverage of new Tamron lenses and availability! In summary, the lenses updated are:

  • SP AF 70-200mm f2.8 Di available in Canon, Nikon, Minolta-Sony, and Pentax flavors for $700, shipping in 2 to 5 weeks
  • SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II in Pentax flavor and a Nikon flavor with a built-in focus motor to appease the focus-motor deficient Nikon DSLRs. More at Nikonians.
  • AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di available in Nikon flavor with built-in focus motor. More at dpnow.

    The new SP AF 70-200 is available for pre-ordering at Amazon, delivery is expected in 2 to 5 weeks from now, and the price is $700. Amazon does offer a pre-order and post-order price guarantee, so you will get the lower price if there is a price-drop up to 30 days after your item is shipped. Each picture below is for a different mount. Mouse over for more details.

    The lenses are also featured at digitalcamera.jp, computer-translated from Japanese to English.

    PS> Di are digitally optimized lenses, but work on 35mm full frame cameras
    PS2> Di II are cropped-sensor lenses (DX, DA, EF-S, DT, you name it), and not recommended for 35mm full frame cameras

    Update: We missed the SP AF 10-24 f3.5-4.5 Di II LD (IF)
    Among all the waves of announcements, we missed the new Tamron 10-24 lens. But Photography Blog has the details. This is a [Di II] lens, meaning you can only use it on cropped sensor DSLRs which gives it an equivalent range of about 15-36mm. It will be available in CMNP, which is old-school for Canon, Minolta-Sony, Nikon and Pentax. Price not mentioned, and we did not find it on Amazon for pre-ordering.


    Anonymous said...

    Rumors Tamron is having issues getting the other mounts out?? Sony may be long time coming??

    1001 noisy cameras said...

    I am not sure; sorry for the late reply, I "lost" this message!