Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III vs Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC video comparison

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Vs Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 VC Video Comparison

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Interesting lens comparison by reviewer and photographer Dustin Abbott. Dustin compares the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III with the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, a lens that costs half the Canon. Is the Canon worth two times the price of the Tamron?

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • XGM and LD Glass Elements
  • Vibration Compensation
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF System
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio Software

These are the best primes and zooms for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, according to DxOMark

These Are The Best Primes And Zooms For The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, According To DxOMark

DxOmark posted a list of what they consider the best prime and zoom lenses to be used with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Surprisingly (or maybe not), the zoom lenses ranked first and second are not Canon.

  1. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ART
  2. Tamron SP 15-30 mm F2.8 Di VC USD.
  3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

The three best ranked prime lenses (recommended for photojournalists):

  1. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM
  2. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM
  3. Canon EF 24mm F1.4L II

What does it mean that third party manufacturers build lenses that are considered the best for Canon’s flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II? It means that both Sigma ad Tamron made some significant advances in the last years and are now able to build lenses with outstanding optical performance and to sell them at a price that’s usually lower as the Canon counterparts.

eos-1d x mark ii

[via DxOMark: prime lenses | zoom lenses]

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC G2 review (improved optics and weather sealing, Camera Labs)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC G2 Review (improved Optics And Weather Sealing, Camera Labs)

Camera Labs reviewed the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC G2 megazoom. They praise build quality, image stabilisation, auto-focus among others.

From the conclusion:

An improved image quality combined with a good image stabilization, improved sealing, shorter minimum focus distance, and an acceptable size and weight makes Tamron’s new 4x super-telephoto a compelling package. It’s a pity that Tamron didn’t position it as the successor to their A011 model at the same price-point. But it certainly earns a Recommended rating.

Camera Lab’s review compares the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC G2 with other similar telephoto lenses. Sample images are here, the lab charts are here.

Tamron SP 150-600mm

[via Camera Labs]

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008TS) officially announced

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008TS) Officially Announced

Tamron press release:

Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces launch in the Japanese market of “18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008TS),” now equipped with fluorine coating and with its external design renovated from “18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008),” launched in 2010 as a high-power zoom lens exclusively for APS-C format digital SLR cameras.

Product Highlights

  • External design renovated
  • The zoom ring and focus ring using linear-based grid patterns and the brand ring in tungsten silver create an external design with a high-grade feel.
  • Equipped with fluorine coating to improve user-friendliness for the lens
  • The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints.

Specifications

Model B008TS
Focal Length 18-270mm
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Angle of View(diagonal) 75°33′-5°55′
Optical Construction 16 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.49m(19.3 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.8
Filter size Φ62mm
Maximum Diameter Φ74.4mm
Length* for Canon 90.5mm (3.6 in)
for Nikon 88mm (3.5 in)
Weight for Canon and Nikon 450g(15.9 oz)
Aperture Blades 7
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon
  • Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
  • * Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.

Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS specs and image leaked

Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS

The upcoming Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS

Specifications and an image if the upcoming Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS leaked at Nokishita Camera. The announcement of the 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS is expected for tomorrow, September 8th (and not September 6th, as previously rumored).

  • Model B008TS
  • Renewed 18-270mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD of exterior design
  • Newly equipped with the anti-fouling coat
  • For Canon for Nikon
  • Announcement Date: September 6
  • Release Date: September 8

The new 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD TS seems to have a new kind of coating. The lens is going to replace the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD.

Tamron just announced another lens, the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, and it can be pre-ordered at $1,399: Adorama | B&H Photo

[via Nokishita Camera]

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 available for pre-order at $1,399

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Available For Pre-order At $1,399

At a glance:

  • Canon EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • FLEX ZOOM LOCK, Zoom Lock Switch
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

The new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens can be pre-ordered at $1,399: Adorama | B&H Photo