Tamron announced the development of two new full-frame DSLR lenses: the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD. Another exciting addition is a new full-frame mirrorless lens: the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD. Ahead of CP+ 2019, things are moving fast, let’s take a look at these three lenses.
Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD
The SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Codename: F045), is a wide-aperture – full-frame compatible – prime lens. It will be available in Canon EF and Nikon mount. Canon and Nikon DSLRs. This lens is part of the “SP” series, which is Tamron’s premium range of lenses.
I have the previous SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, and it’s a fantastic piece of glass with Vibration Compensation – Tamron’s image stabilization. The F/1.4 version lacks the VC, but it’s one stop faster. The only thing I don’t like about the “old” SP line of lenses is the incompatibility with Canon’s Dual Pixel autofocus (with the Canon C200 at least). I hope they will fix this in the new version.
The second full-frame compatible lens is the 35-150 mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Codename A043). As the name suggests, this is not a constant aperture zoom lens: it goes from F/2.8 at 35mm to F/4 at 150mm. In the end, you only lose one stop of light, and the zoom range is massive.
The minimum focus distance is 45mm. Like the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD, it will be available in Canon EF and Nikon mount. The 35-150 mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD includes low-dispersion and aspherical elements to deal with various aberrations. Also, it features a Dual Micro-Processing Unit system to handle autofocus and Vibration Compensation.
Tamron 17-28 mm F/2.8 Di III RXD
Last but not least is the Tamron 17-28 mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Codename: A046). This new wide-angle zoom lens will be compatible with Sony’s E-mount full-frame cameras such as the A7 III and the A6400. The 17-28 mm F/2,8 Di III RXD is a lightweight and compact lens with a constant F/2.8 aperture from 17 to 28mm. Finally, the lens features a Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive motor unit, that should provide a precise and fast focus for stills, and quiet operation during video recordings. This lens could be a nice alternative to the Sony 16-35 mm F/2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* ZA SSM II.
Pricing and Availability
All three lenses will be presented at the CP+ 2019 trade show in Japan. Also, no word on pricing from Tamron as of yet, but the company expects all three to be available in the middle of the year.
What do you think of these lenses? Do you already own some Tamron lenses? Let us know in the comments down below!