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Tamron Announces 85mm f1.8 Prime, 90mm f2.8 Prime, Console Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

22 February 2016

Tamron has announced two fast new SP primes and a device to customize and update the firmware of its lenses.


Tamron said its SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) is the world's first fast-aperture telephoto lens with Vibration Compensation. In addition, the 85mm lens usesLow Dispersion and Extra Low Dispersion glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high-fidelity color.

Moisture-Resistant construction has been added to prevent intrusion of moisture, and a Fluorine coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances.

The new lens will be on sale in the U.S. in April in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony mount to be launched at a later date). Pricing and delivery will be announced shortly.


The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (Model F017) adds XY-Shift compensation to reinforce VC functionality, further improving image stabilization from infinity to macro. Advancements in USD control software have also increased AF focusing speed, and optimally fine-tuned for various framing conditions.

In addition, a high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dust or moisture, and a highly-durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances.

Tamron said the control software program for the Ultrasonic Silent Drive actuator has been revised to provide substantially improved focusing speed and accuracy when using AF. The USD quickly addresses any out-of-focus condition caused by back-and-forth camera movement (which commonly occurs during macro photography) ensuring better results when shooting at close range.

The lens will be on sale in the U.S. beginning Feb. 25 in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony] mount to be launched at a later date) at an approximate price of $649.


The Tamron TAP-in Console (Model TAP-01) is a new lens accessory that enables firmware updating and customized setups for selected Tamron lenses.

Customers can update firmware in selected Tamron lenses and customize various lens functions to meet their needs simply by attaching a Tamron TAP-In Console and running the Tamron TAP-in Utility software on their PC or Mac. Previously, firmware updates could be performed only at a Tamron Customer Service Center.

Using the new accessory and an Internet connection, customers can access a dedicated Web site and update firmware themselves anytime, anywhere. In addition, selected lenses can be customized by changing various settings (described below) to match the customer's preferences based on how they like to use the lens, making it even more versatile and user-friendly.

The TAP-in Console is expected to be available in March. The price will be announced shortly.

For more information see the respective news releases linked to the product names.

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