Tamron has recently introduced two new lens for digital SLR users – the SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II telephoto; and the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005) for close-up on your subject.
Tamron has recently announced the release of the SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005), a high-speed f/2.8 wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for Nikon-mount digital SLR cameras with smaller sensors. Featuring Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that minimizes the effects of handheld camera shake, the lens will be available in both Canon and Nikon mounts.
The new SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC covers the very popular 17-50mm focal length range (equivalent to 26-78mm in the full-frame 35mm format) which makes it very versatile. It promises impressive sharpness and striking contrast over its entire focal-length and aperture range, and at its maximum aperture of F/2.8 it produces beautiful images enhanced by shallow depth of- field, and smooth, natural transitions in out-of-focus areas of the image.
The SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005), covering an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format and boasting a maximum aperture of F/2.0 — one stop faster than the F/2.8 maximum aperture found on conventional macro lenses in the same class—is a fast life-size macro lens that delivers dramatically attractive blurred background effects.
In addition to its close-up capabilities, the new Tamron SP AF60mm F/2 Di II MACRO 1:1 can also be used for portrait photography, making good use of the attractive blurred background that is a feature of the fast F/2.0 maximum aperture lens. The lens also excels in situations where light is low, such as indoors or at dusk. All in all, this is a high performance lens that can be put to good use in a wide variety of situations.