Tamron Announces Anniversary Model 70-300mm Lens

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Nikon F Mount Lens will be Available to Photographers August 26

Earlier this week, Tamron announced the release of its anniversary model SP 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens featuring VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and an ultrasonic auto-focus drive –– USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) high-resolution DSLR telephoto zoom lens will be available in the Nikon F mount on August 26, 2010. The company says Canon and Sony mount SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lenses will follow.

The lens is designed for use with cameras utilizing either a full-frame image sensor or the smaller APS-C sensor. When used on a camera with an APS-C sensor, the zoom range will be equivalent to 109-465mm. In addition to using the lens on full autofocus, the lens can be focused manually on-the-fly simply by the photographers adjusting the focus ring. No need to change modes on the lens first. The maximum aperture of the lens is f/4-5.6 and the minimum aperture is f/32-45. The lens’ minimum focusing distance is 59.1-inches. The filter size of the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens is 62mm.

For more information, go to www.tamron.com.

— Diane Berkenfeld

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