On this page I put together a lens guide containing all current Tamron A-Mount Lens available for the Sony Alpha Cameras. When I get more time I will add the the recently discontinued models to the lens database.  Be sure to Click the Tab below for Tamron Zoom Lenses also, as by default, it’s set to Tamron Prime Lenses.

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Tamron Prime Lenses

 

Tamron SP AF60mm f/2.0 Di II LD 1:1 Macro Lens

Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro LensThe Tamron SP AF60mm f/2.0 Di II LD 1:1 Macro lens is a medium telephoto macro lens designed for APS-C size digital SLR cameras. To get great macro shots, the SP AF60mm covers an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format and has a minimum focusing distance of 9.1 inches. This lens has a fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 to deliver dramatically attractive blurred background effects under a wide variety of lighting situations. It comes with a 6-year Tamron Limited Warranty (in the U.S only).

Features

  • World’s first F2 Macro for APS-C DSLRs
  • Longest working distance in its class (100mm)
  • 93mm equivalent on APS-C DSLRs*
    *on an APS-C DSLR, Tamron uses 1.55X as an average
  • Full-time manual control mechanism
  • Two LD Glass elements
  • Internal Focusing
  • Ideal for portrait and macro shooting

Specs

Construction 10 Groups/ 14 Elements
Angle of view 26° 35′
F stop range 2.0-22
Closest Focusing Distance 9.1in. (0.23m)
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size 55mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.15 x 2.8in. (80 x 73mm)
Weight 13.8 oz. (388gm)

Price: ~$524.00
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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro LensThe 90mm f/2.8 macro lens boasts high resolving power and sharp image depiction with ideal background blur, making it the ideal lens for close-up and portrait photography. With emphasis on portability, this macro lens is compact and lightweight. A wide, smooth focusing ring makes delicate manual focusing in the macro mode easy and precise.

Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to also meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The “Di” design is achieved by applying a new optical multi-coating to its element surfaces.

As part of the SP series, this is a high-performance lens featuring high design specifications.

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Specs

Construction 9 Groups/ 10 Elements
Angle of view 27°
F stop range 2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance 11.4in. (0.29m)
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size 55mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.8 x 2.8in. (97 x 71mm)
Weight 14.3oz. (405gm)

Price: ~$499.00
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You Pay: ~$449.00

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Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Lens

Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Lens

Currently the lightest and most compact 180mm macro lens on the market, this lens will provide 1:1 magnification, and the two LD elements included in the design of the lens make sure you get the sharpest quality possible.

Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. This lens employs an IF (Internal Focusing) system that maintains the overall length of the lens during focusing. Uses two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements that effectively compensate for chromatic aberration. Provides high-contrast, outstanding image quality and a soft out-of-focus background effect. Incorporates an AF/MF one touch switchover mechanism built into the focus ring(for Canon & Nikon only). Super performance series provides high performance through outstanding design specifications. Features the new FEC (Filter Effect Control) function that enhances operational ease of Polarizing Filter use. The new Filter Effect Control is designed to rotate the filter to the desired position while the hood is attached. This is accomplished by turning the FEC ring that in turn rotates the portion of the filter mount where the filter is mounted.

Specs

Construction 11 Groups/ 14 Elements
Angle of view 14°
Closest Focusing Distance 0.47m (18.5″)
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size 72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 6.5″ x 3.3″ (165.7 x 84.8mm)
Weight 32.5oz. (920gm)

Price: ~$739.00
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Tamron Zoom Lenses

 

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 -4.5 Di II

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens For Sony DSLR CamerasThe new SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) is an advanced ultra wide-angle zoom lens that is versatile and offers even higher performance and specifications than the current Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. The lens covers an extended focal length range that is particularly wide for an ultra wide-angle zoom lens, while improving the aperture to F/3.5-4.5 and keeping the filter diameter to 77mm. Its lightweight and compact size makes this new wide-angle zoom very user friendly. The lens was designed for use with digital SLR cameras and thereby employs special optical glass materials for outstanding optical performance such as large-aperture glass-molded aspherical elements and hybrid aspherical elements.

Note! Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5 -4.5 Di II is not designed for conventional cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm

Features

Captures Ideal Range of Focal Lengths With D-SLRs
Since the size of 35mm film format is larger than the image sensor generally used in D-SLRs, a digital camera captures a narrower angle of view than a 35mm film camera even at the same focal length settings. This lens, made exclusively for digital SLR cameras, provides ideal focal lengths to cover the range desired by DSLR shooters.
Fits Smaller-Size Imagers
This lens is designed so the size of the lens’ image circle matches that of smaller-size image sensors. In the compact design, it is almost comparable to a lens offering the same angles of view in 35mm film format. 1
Aspherical Lens Elements
The optical system within this zoom lens uses three large-aperture glass-molded aspherical lenses, as well as three hybrid aspherical lenses, which minimize spherical aberrations, coma, and distortion.
Minimum Focusing Distance Across Zoom Range
The close focusing capability of this lens enables the capturing images with an exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra wide-angle end or shoot with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 24mm semi-wide-angle setting with the freedom to create close-ups at the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m throughout the zoom range.

Specs

Construction 9 Groups/ 12 Elements
Diaphragm: 7 blades
Angle of view 108° 44′ – 60° 20′ (APS-C size equivalent)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.24m (9.45″) (entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification 1:5.1 (at f=24mm)
Filter Size 77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.4 in. x 3.3 in. (86.5mm x 83.2mm)
Weight 370g (13.1 oz.)

Price: ~$499.00
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You Pay: ~$449.00

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 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Lens

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Autofocus LensThe Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] is a lightweight, compact, fast standard zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 26-78mm in 35mm format. This lens offers an f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, to ensure stress-free photographic shots at all focal lengths and distances. Additionally, a broader photographic expression through the use of faster shutter speeds as a result of the maximum aperture offers enhanced photographic pleasure.

Note! Di-II lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Sample Pics using the Sony A57 >>

Pics of the Tamron 17-50mm Mounted on the Sony A57 >>

Features

Optimized for Digital SLR
The use of XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass optimizes the overall distribution of optical power, and also reduces various aberrations to the absolute minimum while achieving remarkable compactness. In addition, suitable positioning of two hybrid aspherical elements serves to maintain imaging performance and to shorten and compress the entire optical system.
LD Glass
An LD (Low Dispersion) glass element is used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor for enhancing optical quality in digital photography, in order to achieve outstanding optical performance over the entire zoom range.
Enhanced Peripheral Illumination
Peripheral light fall-off is minimized when compared with that of conventional lenses for film cameras, so images are uniformly bright from the center to the periphery.
Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare
By employing “Internal Surface Coatings” (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, ghosting and flare due to the reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and reflections caused by the imagers themselves are reduced to the absolute minimum.
Zoom Lock Mechanism
The Zoom Lock prevents unwanted barrel extension when carrying the lens/camera combination.

Specs

Construction 13 Groups/ 16 Elements
Diaphragm: 7 blades
Angle of view 78° 45′ – 31° 11′, (APS-C size equivalent)
F stop range 2.8- 32
Closest Focusing Distance 10.6in. (0.27m)
Maximum Magnification 1:4.5
Maximum Aperature: f/2.8-4
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) L: 81.7 x D 74.0 mm / 3.2″ x 2.9″
Weight 14oz. (398g) appx.

Price: ~$499.00
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Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO Lens

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro LensThe Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact (APS-C) digital size image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 28-300mm in 35mm format. Designed as an “all-in-one” lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses. The 18-200mm zoom lens realizes an MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 1.5′ (45 cm) over the entire zoom range by the employment of a new optical/mechanical design configuration. Since the maximum magnification ratio at f=200mm is 1:3.7, you can enjoy close-up photography easily and conveniently.

Note: Di-II lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Features

Special Glass Optimized for Digital SLR
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass design reduces various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieves remarkable downsizing at the same time. In addition, three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography.
Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare
Lens features Internal Surface Coatings (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements in order to minimize reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and to reduce image degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.
Zoom Lock Mechanism
The Zoom Lock prevents unwanted barrel movement when carrying the lens/camera combination.
Di-II Series Design
Design has been improved by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.

Specs

Construction 13 Groups/ 15 Elements
Diaphragm: 7 blades
Angle of view 75° – 8°
Closest Focusing Distance 0.45m (17.7″) (entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification 1:3.7
Filter Size 62mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.3″ x 2.9″ (83.7 x 73.8mm)
Weight 423g (14.9 oz.) (approx. design value)
Notes Flower Shaped Lens Hood
F stop range f/3.5 – f/6.3 to f/22

Price: ~$299.00
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Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony The Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony is a 15x high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact APS-C image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 28-419mm in 35mm format. Designed as an “all-in-one” lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses. The addition of PZD (Piezo Drive) ultrasonic autofocus motor helps make this lens lighter, short and slimmer than any previous lens in this category, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing. This lens will focus down to 19.3″ (0.49 m) throughout the zoom range. This lens is designed exclusively for DSLR cameras with smaller APS-C-size sensors. It is NOT compatible with 35mm film cameras and DSLR cameras with image sensors larger than 24 x 16mm.

  • Compact, lightweight 15x zoom lens
  • For use with Sony digital SLR cameras
  • For APS-C image sensor cameras
  • A new level of compactness, performance, and speed is achieved with the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 – 270 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22 – 40
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° – 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 19.3″ (49 cm)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.8
Groups/Elements 13/16
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.8″ (7.37 x 9.65 cm)
Weight 15.87 oz (450 g)

Price: ~$649.00
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Tamron’s SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony CamerasTamron’s SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Sony Cameras delivers a very useful range from 24mm true wide-angle to 70mm short telephoto, useful for landscapes, interiors, portraits, street photography and much more. The continuous maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes it possible to achieve stellar results in low-light situations, while the Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) gives you very quiet autofocus capabilities that are ideal for shooting video. The 24-70mm lens uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, for excellent image quality. Using a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, the lens delivers fine bokeh–the out-of-focus area in a photo. Moisture-resistant construction helps protect the lens from any water that comes near it. And all of this is in a compact (3.5 x 4.6″), lightweight (29.1 oz) package that won’t wear you out, even carrying it all day.

Features

  • Uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.
  • Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
  • This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
  • The lens adopts the latest optical design USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) in a lighter and more compact package.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.
  • In the ultrasonic motor, a piezoelectric element arranged in a ring formation generates ultrasonic vibrations in a metallic ring stator, and the vibration energy is used to rotate a metallic ring rotor that is attached to the stator. The rotation energy is in turn transferred from the metallic ring rotor to operate the focus lens.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 24 – 70 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 84° – 34°
APS-C Picture Angle: 60° – 22°
Minimum Focus Distance 15″ (38.10 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Groups/Elements 12/17
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 4.6″ (8.89 x 11.68 cm)
Weight 29.1 oz (825 g)

Price: ~$1299.00

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Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens

Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF Autofocus Zoom LensThe Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom is a fast and versatile lens. “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. It delivers high performance across the zoom range and the macro has a minimum focusing distance of 13″ and a maximum magnification ration of 1:3.9 (at 75mm).

  • LD glass elements reduces various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners
  • Features XR (extra refractive index) glass and efficient use of aspherical lenses

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 28 – 75 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° – 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.08′ (33 cm)
Magnification 0.256x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.9
Groups/Elements 14/16
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 3.62″ (7.29 x 9.19 cm)
Weight 1.12 lb (508 g)

Price: ~$499.00
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Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Lens

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for SonyThe Tamron 28-300mm XR Di lens replaces the popular XR LD Ultra Zoom version, and has now been improved to include Tamron’s “Di” design. Digitally integrated design is the designation that Tamron uses for lenses that feature the improved optical design that meets the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras, as well as film cameras. When used with APS-C size (standard) digital SLR cameras, the lens provides an angle of view equivalent to approximately 43-465mm, covering the standard-to-ultra-telephoto range with no sacrifice of quality or aperture range. This lens is ultra-compact and light-weight, with a constant minimum focus distance of 1.6′ (0.5 m) and a high maximum magnification of 1:2.9. The remarkable achievements are brought about through XR (extra refractive index) glass and efficient use of aspherical lenses. Size is reduced 25%, weight 27% and filter diameter was decreased from 72mm to 62mm. The ideal “all-in-one” zoom lens, for indoor and outdoor use.

Optimized for Minolta’s (D) & ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering system.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 28 – 300 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 43 – 465 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° – 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.61′ (49 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.9
Groups/Elements 13/15
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.3″ (7.37 x 8.38 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)

Price: ~$419.00

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Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di-II LD Lens

Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di-II LD LensThe Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di-II LD is a high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact (APS-C) digital size image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 82-300mm in 35mm format. This compact, lightweight 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens is the ideal “second lens” in a complete lightweight digital camera lens system. The 55-200mm zoom lens realizes an MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 3.1 ft. (0.95 m) over the entire zoom range, the top level of the closest focusing distance among tele-zoom lenses. Since the maximum magnification ratio at f=200mm is 1:3.5, you can enjoy easy and convenient close-up photography.

Note! Di-II lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager (e.g. 1D series), or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Features

Improved Optical Design Optimized for Digital SLR
The lens features a redesigned optical design to improve the overall distribution of optical power while reducing various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieving remarkable downsizing at the same time.
LD (Low Dispersion) Glass Element
An LD (Low Dispersion) glass element is used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography. As a result, the lens provides outstanding optical performance over the entire zoom range.
Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare
Lens features Internal Surface Coatings (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements in order to minimize reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and to reduce image degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.
9-Blade Diaphragm
The rounded 9-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Di-II Series Design
Design has been improved by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 55 – 200 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 28° – 7°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.12′ (95 cm)
Magnification 0.28x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.5
Groups/Elements 9/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 3.3″ (7.11 x 8.38 cm)
Weight 10.4 oz (295 g)

Price: ~$199.00

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI LD (IF) Macro LensThe Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens is a telephoto zoom lens that has a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range. It also offers an excellent “close-focusing-distance” minimum of just 3.1′ (0.95 m) throughout its entire zoom range, with a maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at f=200mm. When mounted on an APS-C sensor size digital SLR camera, it provides a focal length equivalent of 105-300mm. Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. Features like LD glass elements and Internal Focusing put this lens in the same category as the much bigger and more expensive professional Tamron lenses.

Features

LD Glass
Two LD glass elements reduce various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners
Internal Focus
The lens neither extends nor contracts physically when focusing; all moving elements are contained within the lens barrel
Di Design
Digitally Integrated (DI) design lenses are designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras
Tripod Collar
The tripod mount, detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile lightweight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance and ease of use in hand-held shooting

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 200 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34° – 12°
APS-C Picture Angle: 22° – 7°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.12′ (95 cm)
Magnification 0.32x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.1
Groups/Elements 13/18
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 7.6″ (8.89 x 19.30 cm)
Weight 2.53 lb (1150 g)

Price: ~$769.00

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Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro lensThe Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro lens is a quality compact ultra tele zoom lens which covers the 70mm to 300mm telephoto range, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at the tele end. This lens delivers ultimate handling ease and portability in the field due to its lightweight size and mechanical operation. Best suited for shooting outdoors to make full use of the real telephoto of 300mm as well as providing diversity in portraiture using the medium focal length ranges of 70mm to 135mm. Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.

Features

Di Design
Digitally Integrated is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. By employing “Internal Surface Coatings” and multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, ghosting and flare due to reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and reflections caused by the imagers themselves are reduced to the absolute minimum.
Macro Effect of 1:2 in Telephoto Zoom Range
Flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm allows entry into the macro range, for photography as close as 37.4″ (95 cm) from the subject. In the macro range, one can take advantage of the telephoto effect and a maximum magnification ratio up to 1:2. In addition, since the focal length in the macro range spans from 180mm to 300mm, zooming can also be used to adjust composition.
LD Glass
LD glass elements reduce various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34° – 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Groups/Elements 9/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.6″ (7.62 x 11.68 cm)
Weight 15.34 oz (435 g)

Price: ~$199.00

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Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD AF Macro Lens

Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD AF Macro Lens

The Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD AF Macro Lens is a lightweight, compact telephoto macro zoom with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.9. Excellent background blur to highlight the main subject in portraiture. Subjects as close as 4.9′ can be shot at all focal lengths. LD (Low Dispersion) glass is incorporated with the lens, resulting in clear sharp images free of chromatic aberration.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 75 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 33° – 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9′ (1.49 m)
Magnification 0.256x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.9
Groups/Elements 9/13
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.7″ (7.62 x 11.94 cm)
Weight 15.34 oz (435 g)

Price: ~$164.00

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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Lens

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD LensWhether you are shooting indoor or outdoor sports, portraits, nature, or landscapes, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Lens is the telephoto zoom that’s a great way to capture the images before you. This is the Tamron Anniversary lens and is the first Tamron optic that incorporates an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) for fast, quiet and precision autofocusing. The SP 70-300mm is constructed with one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens which prevent chromatic aberration, resulting in clear, high contrast and color-accurate digital image captures. This lens is also digitally integrated (Di) which means that it has been optimized for digital imaging, providing outstanding performance for DSLRS with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as with 35mm film cameras.

Note! The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the bodies of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.

Features

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s Anniversary lens utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration.
The SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance.
This is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive); Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects.
Di (Digitally Integrated) design is a Tamron designation that applies to lenses that have been optimized for digital capture using advanced multi-coating techniques and optical designs that assure excellent image quality across the entire picture field. Because of these characteristics, Di lenses provide outstanding performance on cameras with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as on 35mm film.
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)
  • Fast, Quiet & Accurate Autofocusing
  • Outstanding Image Resolution
  • Digitally Integrated (Di)
  • 62mm Filter Size
  • Full Length of 5.9″ (151.1mm)
  • Weighs 26.98 oz (756 g)

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/32 – 45
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34° – 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Groups/Elements 12/17
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.21 x 5.9″ (8.15 x 14.99 cm)
Weight 1.68 lb (765 g)
Note: Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.

Price: ~$449.00
-$100 Mail in rebate expires June 30th ’12
You Pay: ~$349.00

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Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Lens

Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LensThe Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di ultra telephoto zoom lens lets you bring your far away subjects up close while compressing the distance between the main subject and the background for professional-looking results. Even though it covers a range up to 500mm, its design is relatively lightweight and compact. When mounted on an APS-C size digital SLR camera, it provides a focal length equivalent of 760mm for super ultra telephoto imaging. The optical design of this lens enables you to get as close 8.2′ (2.5 m) from your main subject at any focal length, and provides a maximum magnification ratio 1:5 at the 500mm end, allowing for dynamic and impressive pictures of small objects. This lens sports the detachable Filter Effect Control ring. This allows a filter to be rotated to the desired position with the hood still attached, enabling you to simultaneously perform minute adjustments to a polarizer filter. You can confirm the Polarizing effect through the viewfinder, all while using the hood to prevent harmful light from entering the lens.

Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.

Features

LD Glass
Two LD glass elements reduce various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners
Internal Focus
The lens neither extends nor contracts physically when focusing; all moving elements are contained within the lens barrel
Di Design
Digitally Integrated design lenses are designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras
Tripod Collar
The tripod mount, detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile light-weight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance and ease of use in hand-held shooting

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 200 – 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 12° – 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 8.20′ (2.5 m)
Magnification 0.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Groups/Elements 10/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.68 x 8.9″ (9.35 x 22.61 cm)
Weight 2.72 lb (1237 g)

Sample Photo

Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di Lens

(Image courtesy of Tamron) Focal length: 500mm Exposure: F/6.3 Auto ISO: 200

Price: ~$950.00

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