Tamron announces high-speed telephoto zoom lens – SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
Tamron announced the release of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact design in its class. One special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass in concert with four LD (Low Dispersion) elements minimize chromatic aberrations. This combined with a new optical design that delivers high contrast and high resolution throughout the zoom range achieves leading-edge image quality. The XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass is made from specialized high-grade glass, which offers greater chromatic aberration correction properties than LD (Low Dispersion) elements.
The Canon mount will first be released in Japan, on November 22, 2012; sales dates outside of Japan are scheduled to follow subsequently. The sales dates of the Nikon and Sony compatible mounts will be released at a later date. The Tamron high-speed telephoto zoom lens weighs 1470g including detachable tripod mount.