Tamron Launches New Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with Vibration Compensation: the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

Tamron_B023_lens.jpgEarly last week, Tarmon USA launched a new "Ultra-Wideanlge Zoom" lens, dubbed the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (aka the Model B023).

Designed for use on APS-C DSLRs, this new lens offers a very wide filed of view, with a 35mm equivalent range of 16 - 37mm. While not ultra fast, the lens offers a modest maximum aperture range of f/3.5 -4.5, which is coupled with Tarmon's proven VC (Vibration Compensation) technology to help reduce blur caused by camera shake, as well as improve low-light performance.

This new wide-angle lens will ship this Spring, with a MSRP of $499 US. See their official press release below for more details.

steves_line.gif

TAMRON INTRODUCES ULTRA-WIDEANGLE ZOOM WITH VIBRATION COMPENSATION
 
Compact, high-performance lens boasts the largest focal length range in its class
 
10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023)


February 6, 2017, Commack, NY- Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023), a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. The lens is expected to be available in the U.S. this Spring at $499.
 
Model B023 is a wideangle zoom lens that covers an exceptionally large range-the largest focal length range in its class[1] (35mm equivalent is 16mm to 37mm). The lens is ideal for street photography, landscapes, group photos and casual everyday scenes. In 2008, Tamron launched the SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B001) that provided an unprecedented focal length range in its class. Building on that lens's popularity, the successor Model B023 has improved optical performance and new features. It embodies Tamron's most advanced technologies, including the VC (Vibration Compensation) system, Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating, and the first implementation of Tamron's new HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive). Additionally, the Model B023 has a refreshing new design derived from the design of the new product lineup in the SP series.


[1] Among ultra-wideangle zoom lenses for APS-C DSLR cameras (As of January, 2017; Tamron)


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
 
1. Inheriting the broadest focal length range in its class of ultra-wideangle zoom lenses
The new Model B023 achieves a broad focal length range of 10-24mm, the largest range among ultra-wideangle zoom lenses for APS-C DSLR cameras. This is the 35mm equivalent of covering a very wide angle of view, from 16mm ultra-wideangle to 37mm semi-wideangle. A photographer can enjoy diverse wideangle expressions with just this one lens, from dynamic landscapes far beyond the normal human field of vision to simple, casual snapshots.
 
2. Improved optical performance across the entire zoom range
The optical design of the new Model B023 consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups. Special lens elements are utilized in an optimum configuration of one LD (Low Dispersion) lens element, one XLD glass element, one molded glass aspherical element, and one hybrid aspherical lens. While curbing an increase in the size of the optical system, the new lens very effectively compensates for a wide variety of aberrations in the entire zoom range, including transverse chromatic aberration, comatic aberration and distortions that tend to become more prominent with a wideangle lens.
 
Tamron's highly regarded BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating and the optical design paying close attention to internal reflections in the lens barrel also curb the effects of harmful light rays that tend to occur with a wideangle lens, achieving excellent resistance against ghosting and flare seen in backlighting situations.
 
3. 4-Stop Vibration Compensation that is especially useful in low light conditions
In response to the requests of many customers who have asked the company to equip a wide-angle lens with image stabilization, we have now installed Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) on the new Model B023. Optimizing the actuator and the control algorithm has made it possible to incorporate the VC, while maintaining the compact design of the previous Model B001. The VC especially enhances the photographer's freedom in handheld shooting at dusk or in a dimly lit room, and under other relatively low light conditions, as the mechanism proves particularly effective in the shooting conditions with slower shutter speeds.
 
4. Equipped with the new HLD with outstanding driving power and stability
Tamron's new HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) has been developed for use as the AF drive system for Model B023. With its outstanding driving power and stability, the HLD is capable of smoothly controlling the AF mechanism of the new Model B023 that is actually equipped with large focusing lens elements. When shooting in AF mode, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.
 
5. Compressed into a compact body with structural ingenuity
While enhancing image quality, adding new functions and substantially improving the basic performance, Model B023's space-saving design has ensured an optimum configuration for components such as the VC and AF unit, thus successfully reducing overall length compared to the previous Model B001. The lightweight and compact body with outstanding ease of use will prove to be very well-balanced when attached to an APS-C DSLR camera.
 
6. An even more user-friendly lens with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction
The front surface of the foremost lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellent. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints, allowing for much easier maintenance. For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.
 
7. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses
An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses[2]. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.
 
8. Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console™, an optional accessory product
The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens's firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
 
9. External design placing importance on functionality and ease of use
While inheriting the design that makes use of a lot of organic curves and the delicately polished form down to fine details that characterize the SP lens series, the new Model B023 comes with a highly sophisticated design that also places much importance on the lens's functionality and ease of use, featuring an overall form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures within, a slim Luminous Gold brand ring, the switch shape and the distance-scale window design.


[2] Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm (D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D300, D300s) (As of January, 2017; Tamron)
 
LENS EXTERIOR



 
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION & MTF







SPECIFICATIONS

Model
 B023
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
 9.4 in  (0.24m)
Maximum Magnification Ratio
 1:5.3
Filter Size
 Ø77mm
Maximum Diameter
 Ø83.6mm
Length[3]
 for Canon 3.3 in  (84.6mm)

 for Nikon 3.2 in  (82.1mm)
Weight
 for Canon 15.5 oz  (440g)
 
 for Nikon 15.5 oz (440g)
Aperture Blades
 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture
 F/22-29
Image Stabilization Performance
 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-80D is used / For Nikon: D7200 is used
Standard Accessories
 Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts
 Canon, Nikon
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.


[3]Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
ABOUT TAMRON

Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements in 1992 paved the way for today's compact high power All-In-One™ lenses. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro - the world's widest All-In-One™ zoom lens at 18.8X range starting at an unprecedented 16mm true wideangle. This compact and versatile lens features Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings, PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation, and macro capability. 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. The redefining of the SP series has resulted in the launch of four prime lenses thus far-SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD- as well as the ultra-telephoto SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 and the new SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. All are designed to meet the requirements of today's high pixel-density full-frame DSLR cameras. 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, IP and CCTV lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more. 
 
#         #         #