Tamron Celebrates the Production of their 5 Millionth High-Power Zoom Lens

Tamron has just reached an impressive milestone with the production of their 5 millionth "high-power" zoom lens since the release of their AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 (71D) lens in 1992. Their zoom lenses continue to be a popular choice among enthusiasts who are looking for budget friendly options.

We recently tested their 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens, an 18.8x zoom lens that covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24.8mm-456mm on APS-C DSLRs.

You can read the official release from Tamron below.

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TAMRON PRODUCES 5 MILLIONTH HIGH-POWER ZOOM LENS

Tamron 16-300mm

One of three high-power zoom lens released by Tamron in 2014
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO
(Model B016)

October 23rd, 2014, Commack, New York - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announced that it has produced a total of 5 million high-power zoom lenses(1) for interchangeable-lens cameras as of September 30, 2014.


Since Tamron released the AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D) in 1992, the company has continued to develop innovative high-power zoom lenses as the "pioneer of high-power zoom lenses." Innovations include further expanding the focal range, realizing astounding lightweight and compact structure, supporting digital SLR cameras, incorporating VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanisms, and implementing the PZD (Piezo Drive) ultrasonic motor.

 

At present, Tamron has a wide lineup of high-power zoom lenses supporting various camera formats. In particular, during 2014, the company released the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras with a world-first(2) 18.8x zoom, the 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010) supporting full-frame digital SLR cameras, and the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III (Model C001) for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.

 

 1 Tamron defines high-power zoom lenses as lenses with a 7x zoom or higher.
 2 Among interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras (as of October 23,2014, Source: Tamron)

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Tamron's Current High-power Zoom Lens Lineup
History of Tamron's High-power Zoom Lens


About Tamron
"New Eyes for Industry" is Tamron's philosophy. This creed is consistent with the company's position as a comprehensive manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all of its business activities. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today's compact high power All-In-One™ lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD -- the world's smallest and lightest 15X All-In-One™ zoom lens featuring Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation. Tamron's recent SP (Super performance) lens introductions have received accolades and high praise from leading photographic magazines and websites for their outstanding best-in-class performance. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

 

Optical Product Line-up:
Interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, digital camera lenses, video camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, CCTV and IP lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more.