Tamron announces new 10-24mm and 70-200mm lenses


Two new additions to the Tamron stable – the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 


Tamron announces new 10-24mm and 70-200mm lenses


The Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD is an ultra-wide-angle lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, a successor to the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical which Tamron launched back in 2008.

This new model features improved optical performance, a new Vibration Control (VC) image stabilisation system which Tamron says should provide up to four stops of stabilisation. Elsewhere there’s moisture-resistant construction, fluorine coating and Tamron’s new HLD – High/Low Torque Modulated Drive Motor. The design of the lens has also been refreshed.

The focal range of this lens is the highest in its class, i.e. of ultra-wide zoom lenses for APS-C DSLR cameras. Tamron suggests that the focal range will make the lens useful for a broad range of photographic genres, including street scenes and landscapes.

The optical design consists of 16 elements in 11 groups, including a Low Dispersion (LD) element, an XLD glass element, a moulded glass aspherical element and a hybrid aspherical lens.


Key specs:

  • Focal length: 10-24mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 108°44'- 60°2' (for APS-C format)
  • Optical construction: 16 elements in 11groups
  • Minimum object distance: 0.24m (9.4 in)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.3
  • Filter size: φ77mm
  • Maximum diameter: φ83.6mm
  • Length: for Canon 84.6mm; for Nikon 82.1mm
  • Weight: for Canon 440g; for Nikon 440g
  • Aperture blades: 7 (circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: f/22-29
  • Image stabilisation performance: 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
  • Standard accessories: Lens hood, Lens caps
  • Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon


Tamron announces new 10-24mm and 70-200mm lenses


The new Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is designed for full-frame cameras, and has been thoroughly overhauled to deliver superior performance.

Its optical, mechanical and electronic components have all been reworked and enhanced to improve autofocus performance and provide superior Vibration Compensation (VC) functionality for smooth image stabilisation.

Other new features include eBAND coating, fluorine coating and a moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction.

Tamron says this lens will deliver improved resolution and contrast reproduction compared to previous models, and in particular will produce outstanding bokeh across the entire zoom range thanks to its circular, nine-bladed diaphragm.

Consisting of 23 elements in 17 groups, the lens’s construction features Extra Low Dispersion and Low Dispersion elements to eliminate chromatic aberrations and ensure a high level of image quality from edge to edge.

The VC system has also been reworked, and uses a moving coil mechanism to deliver up to five stops of image stabilisation. The Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor delivers high-speed autofocusing.


Key specs:

  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 34°21' - 12°21' (for full-frame format);  22°33' - 7°59' (for APS-C format)
  • Optical construction: 23 elements in 17 groups
  • Minimum object distance: 0.95m (37.4 in)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.1
  • Filter size: φ77mm
  • Maximum diameter: φ88mm
  • Length: for Canon 193.8mm; for Nikon 191.3mm
  • Weight: for Canon 1,500g; for Nikon 1,485g
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Image stabilisation performance: 5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
  • Standard accessories: Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens case, Detachable tripod mount
  • Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon


Pricing information on the new lenses is yet to be confirmed – keep checking back, we'll have it soon!