Tamron unveils 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lenses

Tamron unveils 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lenses

Tamron has announced the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO, what it bills as a ‘next-generation’, all-in-one high-power zoom lens.

Tamron unveils 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3, 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lenses

The new Tamron lens is designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, and with expanded focal lengths at both wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range it provides a zoom ratio of approximately 18.8x.

Tamron says the wider focal length (24.8-465mm equivalent) stems from requests from photographers who wanted a wider viewing angle.

A Tamron 16-300mm price tag wasn’t available at the time of writing, and it will be released in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

The new Tamron 16-300mm lens of 16 elements in 12 groups, which includes three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, two LD (Low Dispersion) elements, one XR (Extra Refractive index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR.

Other key features of the new Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens include

Angle of View (diagonal): 82°12′ – 5°20′
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.39m
Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:2.9 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.39m)
Filter Size: φ67mm
Maximum Diameter: φ75mm
Length: 99.5mm
Weight: 540g
Diaphragm Blade Number: 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: f/22-40
Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood

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 Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD.

Tamron has also announced the development of another new all-in-one telephoto zoom lens, the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD.

Designed for full-frame DSLR cameras, the new Tamron 28-300mm lens will also be released in Canon, NIkon and Sony mounts. A price has not yet been confirmed.

Other features of the new Tamron 28-300mm lens include

Angle of View (diagonal): 75°23’ – 8°15’ (for full-frame format); 52°58’ – 5°20’ (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction: 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.49m (19.3 in)
Max. Magnification Ratio: 1:3.5 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.49m)
Filter Size: Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter: Φ74.4mm
Length: 96mm (3.8 in)*
Weight: 540g (19 oz)*
Diaphragm Blade Number: 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: f/22-40
Standard Accessory: Flower-shaped lens hood

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