Tamron Wins TIPA Award Fourth Year in a Row

Congrats to our good friends at Tamron Lenses who have won a TIPA Award for the fourth consecutive year. For anyone less in the know, the Technical Image Press Association is a global organization comprised of editorial staffs from dozens of photo and imaging magazines. It's a brand that strives to be synonymous with product excellence. In other words, if you see the TIPA logo in an ad or on the box of a camera, lens, or accessories, you can expect it to be high-quality gear.

After winning for the previous three years, Tamron delivered again in 2017, earning the Best DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens award for the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ( Model A022), a $1,400 telephoto lens with a 150-600mm zoom range, an f5-6.3 max aperture, improved AutoFocus capabilities, weather-sealing, and 4.5 stops of Vibration Compensation (VC).

We recently reviewed the SP 100-600mm F5-6.3 -- which can be used with both APS-C and Full Frame systems from Canon, Nikon, and Sony -- HERE over at the Steve's Darkroom blog.

Here's Tamron's full press release:

SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ( Model A022) WINS

April 20, 2017, Commack, NY- Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced that its SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) has been awarded with the "TIPA Awards 2017/ BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS" hosted by the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association).


This long-range zoom is built for full-frame DSLRs but can also be used on APS-C DSLRs to deliver an incredible 225-900mm focal length range (approximate, depending on camera). Tamron's improved VC (vibration compensation) offers a 4.5 stop advantage with three modes for a variety of shooting scenarios. The lens incorporates three low dispersion elements to aid in the elimination of chromatic aberrations and is constructed with 21 elements in 13 groups, with a minimum focusing distance of 86.6 inches (220cm). Other features include eBAND and BBAR coating to help reduce ghosting and flare, a fast ultrasonic silent drive ring-type motor, and leak-proof seals on the metal barrel.

The TIPA Awards are world-renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in the industry. The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has a worldwide membership of photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. Once a year the editors of TIPA's member magazines meet to vote for the best photo and imaging products in each category.


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.

Source: Tamron