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Tamron Announces Flagship Wide-Angle Lens

New 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 gives 4.5-stops of image stabilisation

Tamron has pulled the covers off a brand new flagship wide-angle lens that boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and Vibration Control (VC) technology that gives photographers 4.5-stops of image stabilisation compensation.

Designed for full-frame DSLR cameras and to be available in Canon and Nikon fitment, the new optic weighs in at 1110g (1100g for the Nikon version) and features premium glass with a XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element, as well as multiple LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements. Tamron explains; “the distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations so common in wide-angle shooting have been greatly minimised. Furthermore, a newly developed AX (Anti-re ection eXpand) Coating has been applied to reduce ghosting and are more thoroughly than ever before.”

The weather-resistant wide-angle lens is perfect for landscape photography.

Suitable for professional landscape for architecture photographers who want to capture a wide angle of view while maintaining a high degree of image quality and the inclusion of Tamron’s ‘Moisture Resistant Construction’ should give users peace of mind when using the lens in bad weather.

Along with a built-in Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) to improve autofocus speed, the fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 means photographers will be able to achieve fast shutter speeds in low light reducing the risk of camera shake.

Available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the lens features image stabilisation technology.

The 15-30mm becomes Tamron’s third constant F/2.8 G2 lens, joining the 70-200 F2.8 G2 and 24-70 f2.8 G2 lenses and, although no price-tag has been revealed, Tamron has give the heads up on availability, with the Nikon fitment shipping 21st September and the Canon fitment shipping 12th October 2018.