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Tamron has Launched a Super-Light, Super-Small Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens: The 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD

Simon Skinner
4 months ago

Tamron’s President and CEO, Shiro Ajisaka, has announced the launch of the company’s new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD [Model A037, for short]

Built for 35mm full-frame DSLRs, the new lens has been produced as an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, which has a separate concept from the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD [Model A012], promising excellent image quality and simple portability.

At only 3.5 inches in length and just 460g [16.2 oz] in weight, Tamron brings this new lens to market as the smallest and lightest in its class.

The focal length extends from [ultra-wide] 17mm, which is ideal for pro landscape photography, to 35mm, which is ideal for snapshot photography.

As for F-stops, the wide-angle end of the new lens offers a large aperture [F/2.8], and the telephoto end is a fast F/4 and in addition, the Model A012 also offers Moisture-Resistant build and Fluorine Coating to serve the user’s photographic experience.

Pricing and availability

The new Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD [Model A037] has been announced with a Suggested Retail Price of £629.99 [inc Vat] with delivery of the Nikon mount version arriving on September 4th. The launch date of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.