Tamron Announces Two New Full Frame Lenses - the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), and the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (Model F017)

tamron_logo.gifTamron has announced two new full frame lenses: the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), and the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (Model F017). Both lenses are part of the Tamron SP (Super Performance) family of Premium grade lenses, and both include Tamron VC (Vibration Control) to reduce blur from camera shake. tamon_sp85.jpegTamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016)

The new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens includes both LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) optical elements to improve image sharpness and reduce color fringing, and also includes Tamron's VC (Vibration Control) to reduce blur from camera shake, with Tamron's USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for fast and quiet Autofocus. Tamron says that the USD actuator has been improved over previous models with this feature, with newer software algorithms for faster autofocus. This new lens model also includes full time manual focus override.

This new 85mm lens also uses iweather sealing to help prevent any problems from moisture build up, and uses a fluorine coating on optical elements to repel water and oil. Tamron is also using eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency), and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings to improve light transmission and reduce flare and ghosting in harsher lighting. A 9 blade rounded aperture construction is used to improve bokeh and help provide smooth out of focus highlights.

This lens will also be compatible with an optional TAMRON TAP-in Console that can connect to a computer via a USB port to allow users to update firmware and calibrate lenses without a need to ship the lenses back to Tamron. The new TAP-in Console will be released in March 2016.

This new lens will be on sale in the U.S. starting in April 2016 in Canon and Nikon mounts , with a Sony mount lens following at a later date.(the Sony Mount to be launched at a later today). Pricing and delivery will be announced shortly.

tamron_sp90.jpegSP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (Model F017)

The new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens provides life size (1:1) macro ability and is equipped with VC (Vibration Control) to help reduce blur from camera shake without the need for a tripod. This lens also includes fast and quiet autofocus, thanks its use of a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, and has full time manual focus override for fine tuning focus when desired.

As found in the new SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, the new SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro also uses both LD and XLD optical elements to improve image quality and reduce color fringing, with premium lens coatings for better light transmission with reduced flare and ghosting.

This new 90mm macro lens will also be compatible with an optional TAMRON TAP-in Console that can connect to a computer via a USB port to allow users to update firmware and calibrate lenses without a need to ship the lenses back to Tamron. The new TAP-in Console will be released in March 2016.

This lens will be on sale in the U.S. starting in March 2016 in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony mount to be launched at a later date). The on-sale date in the USA is February 25, 2016 at an approximate price of $649.

Visit Tamron's website to learn more about the SP SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD and Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lenses.