Light, compact DT lens optimized for cameras with the APS-C sensor
Bright, wide-aperture lens—ideal for portraiture and handheld shooting in available light
Fixed focal length design offers high-quality optical performance
Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) for smooth AF operation
This extraordinary 18.8x zoom comes with Vibration Compensation and high-speed Piezo Drive autofocusing, making it a lens you can rely on for crisp, detailed wide-angle to long-telephoto shots
Di ll lens designed exclusively for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras. Comes with lens hood. Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony* * The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. Consequently, the name of the Sony mounted lens does not include the VC description (16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO)
$ 249.00 $ 199.00
Tamron SKU: AFB018S-700 | Helix SKU: TRAFB018S700
Covering Focal Lengths from 18 to 200mm, this compact zoom can take great shots in a myriad of situations
Tamron introduces a lens made for capturing everyday life and special occasions with a smile. The 18-200mm VC is the culmination of our persistent efforts to perfect the high-power zoom lens category since 1992. This innovative lens is lightweight, high quality and ideal as a beginner's first interchangeable lens - or a casual user's only lens.
World's Lightest at 400g (14.1oz)
Comfortable to carry-even all day.
New High-Performance AF Drive Module
A newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration makes AFfaster, quieter and more precise.
Frame shots instantly-no need to change lenses
Covers the zoom range you need for everyday shots, providing the flexibility to take group photos in tight spaces or make distant subjects appear closer-alll with just one lens.
VC (Vibration Compensation) for sharp handheld shooting
Shoot handheld in situations where others need a tripod. Telephoto and night shots are prone to camera shake, but VC works to keep photos sharp and clear.
Di-II lenses are performance-engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm.
|Tamron Di-II lenses are engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras* with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. Rendering an ideal image circle for APS-C sensors, Di-II lenses are also include properties to optimize digital imaging performance.|
Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness
Hybrid Aspherical Elements Provide the Ultimate in Image Quality and Compactness
Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System
|Lens Construction (Groups/Elements)||14/16|
|Angle of View||75°33'-7°59'|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||7|
|Minimum Object Distance||18mm: 19.7in
|Macro Magnification Ratio||1:4 (at f=200mm MFD 0.5m)|
for Canon: 96.6mm (3.8in)
|Accessory||Flower-shaped Lens hood|
|Mount||Sony A mount|
- Want all-in-one zoom versatility that's ready for the next shot.
-Image stabilization to insure sharp images under a variety of lighting conditions
- Prefer the most compact equaipment for travel and everyday convenience.
- Want fewer lens changes, reducing instances of exposing the DSLR sensor to image-degrading dust, or missing the shot.
- Want image quality exceeding typical kit lens capabilities.
18mm (28mm full frame)
90mm (140m full frame)
200mm (310mm full frame)
Tamron Di II lenses are performance optimized for digital SLR cameras and usable with DSLRs featuring sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm, as well as larger full frame (36mm x 24mm) sensors and 35mm film SLRs.
State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality
The advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LD (Low Dispersion) glass, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations, resulting in superior image quality.
Focus on portability. The lens is now even smaller and lighter
In addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing of the lens body, the mechanical design, which incorporates a highly sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and PZD (Piezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions of this lens.
Advanced anti-reflection coating
The application of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings for suppressing reflections on a lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted flare and ghosting to deliver sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action
The PZD (Piezo Drive) provides noticeably faster, quieter autofocus action, allowing users to capture spontaneous moments to crisp images and to continue to shoot even when quiet operation is required. The full-time manual focus system enables fine focus adjustments to be made during autofocus shooting without having to change the focus mode beforehand.
Upgraded cosmetic design. Elegant tungsten silver brand ring
Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten silver brand ring, this newly-designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
Circular diaphragm facilitates achieving spectacular blur effects
Using a nearly circular diaphragm makes it easy for users to achieve spectacular background blur effects that enable creative use of depth of field.
Moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
The Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta is a lightweight, compact, fast standard zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 26-78mm in 35mm format.
This lens offers an f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, to ensure stress-free photographic shots at all focal lengths and distances. Additionally, a broader photographic expression through the use of faster shutter speeds as a result of the maximum aperture offers enhanced photographic pleasure.
Camera Mount A-mount
Focal Length 17-50mm
Aperture Range f/2.8-f/32
Minimum Focusing Distance 10.6 in.
Filter Size 67mm
Diagonal Angle Of View 78-31°
Length 3.2 in.
Maximum Diameter 2.9 in.
Weight 15.3 oz
Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.
This lens employs an IF (Internal Focusing) system that maintains the overall length of the lens during focusing. Uses two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements that effectively compensate for chromatic aberration. Provides high-contrast, outstanding image quality and a soft out-of-focus background effect. Incorporates an AF/MF one touch switchover mechanism built into the focus ring(for Canon & Nikon only). Super performance series provides high performance through outstanding design specifications.
FEC (Filter Effect Control): Features the new FEC (Filter Effect Control) function that enhances operational ease of Polarizing Filter use. The new Filter Effect Control is designed to rotate the filter to the desired position while the hood is attached. This is accomplished by turning the FEC ring that in turn rotates the portion of the filter mount where the filter is mounted.
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 11/14
Angle of View 14°
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Focus Distance 0.47m (18.5")
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:1
Filter Diameter ø72
Weight 920g (32.5oz.)
Diameter x Length ø84.8mmx165.7mm
(3.3in x 6.5in)
Accessory Lens hood & Case
Tamron's SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Sony A-Mount Cameras delivers a very useful range from 24mm true wide-angle to 70mm short telephoto, useful for landscapes, interiors, portraits, street photography and much more. The continuous maximum aperture of f/2.8 combined with built-in Vibration Compensation image stabilization make it possible to achieve stellar results in low-light situations, while the Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) gives you very quiet autofocus capabilities that are ideal for shooting video.
The 24-70mm lens uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, for excellent image quality. Using a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, the lens delivers fine bokeh--the out-of-focus area in a photo. Moisture-resistant construction helps protect the lens from any water that comes near it. And all of this is in a compact (3.5 x 4.6"), lightweight (29.1 oz) package that won't wear you out, even carrying it all day.
High-Speed Standard Zoom With Built-In VC (Vibration Compensation) World's first full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC (Vibration Compensation). Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron's acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
Uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.
Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
The lens adopts the new technology including the latest optical design, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package.
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization system. Tamron's VC is a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three steel balls. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the steel balls, achieving smooth movement with little friction. This provides a stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking performance. And as the VC lens may be moved in parallel using only the motorized control, the mechanical structure has been simplified, enabling the creation of a more compact lens.
New VC System (Moving Coil Method)
Tamron's original VC image stabilization mechanism utilized a moving magnet system whereby a heavy magnet was positioned near the moving VC lens element. In the new VC unit the positions of the magnet and the coil are reversed, because of this the VC optical lens element is attached to the coil. The new VC mechanism employs a moving coil mechanism with a lightweight coil, and the lighter coil reduces the load on the drive system. Thus, the lighter, more compact new VC unit contributes to the lens's overall light weight and compact size. Because the 24-70 mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a high-speed zoom lens with maximum aperture of F/2.8, its VC system must drive a lens that is larger and heavier than other zooms. Therefore, the shape, size and layout of the drive coils are all designed to obtain sufficient thrust. The result is a full-size, high-speed zoom that provides the same high level of compensation effect.
About the Ultrasonic Motor
In the ultrasonic motor, a piezoelectric element arranged in a ring formation generates ultrasonic vibrations in a metallic ring stator, and the vibration energy is used to rotate a metallic ring rotor that is attached to the stator. The rotation energy is in turn transferred from the metallic ring rotor to operate the focus lens.
Camera Mount A-mount
Focal Length 24-70mm
Aperture Range f/2.8
Minimum Focusing Distance 15" (38.10 cm)
Filter Size 82mm
Diagonal Angle Of View 84-34 degrees
Length 4.6" (11.68 cm)
Maximum Diameter 3.5" (8.89 cm)
Weight 29.1 oz (825 g)
The SP 70-300mm is constructed with one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens which prevent chromatic aberration, resulting in clear, high contrast and color-accurate digital image captures.
This lens is also digitally integrated (Di) which means that it has been optimized for digital imaging, providing outstanding performance for DSLRS with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as with 35mm film cameras.
Tamron SKU: AFF012S-700 | Helix SKU: TRAFF012S700
F/1.8 Full Aperture/ VC (Vibration Compensation) Integration/ Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)/ Molded Glass Aspherical Elements/ LD (Low Dispersion) Glass And XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) Glass/ eBAND And BBAR Coating/ Circular Aperture/ Optimal Relative Illumination/ Fluorine Coating/ Moisture-Resistant Construction/ 67mm Filter Size/ 80.4mm Maximum Diameter/ 35mm Focal Length/ Black Finish
|Angle of View (diagonal)||63°26’ for full-frame format
43°29’ for APS-C format
|Optical Construction||10 elements in 9 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.2m (7.9 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:2.5|
|Length*||80.8mm (3.2 in) Canon
78.3mm (3.1 in) Nikon
|Weight||480g (16.9 oz) Canon
450g (15.9 oz) Nikon
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm**)|
|Image Stabilization Performance||3.0 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon : EOS-5D MarkIII is used / For Nikon : D610 is used
|Standard Accessories||Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony***|
|Available Firmware updates|
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.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*** Sony mount model without VC.
September 29th, 2015 (Canon, Nikon)
Sony mount released at a later date
$ 599.00 $ 399.00
Tamron SKU: AFF013S-700 | Helix SKU: TRAFF013S700
F/1.8 Full Aperture/ VC (Vibration Compensation) Integration/ Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)/ Molded Glass Aspherical Elements/ LD (Low Dispersion) Glass/ eBAND And BBAR Coating/ Circular Aperture/ Optimal Relative Illumination/ Fluorine Coating/ Moisture-Resistant Construction/ 67mm Filter Size/ 80.4mm Maximum Diameter/ 45mm Focal Length/ 10 Elements In 8 Groups Optical Construction/ Black Finish
Tamron SKU: AFF016S700 | Helix SKU: TRAFF016S700
Just as a painter instinctively reaches for the right brush, a portrait artist reaches for an 85mm lens. The focal length is ideal for producing a pleasing image with true-to-life facial features in accurate proportion. While a wide-angle lens makes close objects appear larger than they are, and longer telephotos compress and flatten features, the 85mm medium telephoto is just right. Plus the working distance between you and your subject is perfect for making the personal connection that’s often missing when using a zoom.
The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 is the world’s first* 85mm fast-aperture lens with image stabilization. Its unique design allows us to include our VC (Vibration Compensation) system—without the lens becoming too large or heavy. What’s more, our SP 85mm F/1.8 delivers edge-to-edge viewfinder brightness for ease of composition and superior low-light performance. The fast aperture of the F/1.8 also offers the perfect balance of subject sharpness and bokeh, that dreamy blur which separates your portrait subject from the background.
Chromatic aberration appears as magenta or green color fringing along edges and contours in images, especially against bright backgrounds. It happens, in part, when the optic fails to focus all colors of light on precisely the same point, and is more conspicuous in cameras with high resolution and high pixel densities. The SP 85mm F/1.8 uses LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high color fidelity. In addition, by thoroughly reducing comatic aberrations (distortion of off-axis point source) and astigmatism, subjects that appear as a distinct point source will be captured as a distinct point source even at the edges and corners of the frame.
The SP 85mm F/1.8 is designed to provide tack-sharpness of the subject for stunning clarity and flawless image quality. At the same time, Tamron’s design philosophy embraces the notion that photographers—particularly portrait photographers—use background blur, bokeh, as a creative element to concentrate emphasis on the subject. Through numerous simulations conducted for wide-ranging blur effects, such as a gentle, melting transition from the focused to the out-of-focus areas, Tamron has created a soft, natural blur effect that achieves perfect harmony with the inescapable sharpness.
The SP 85mm F/1.8 is the world’s first* lens with a fixed focal length of 85mm and a fast aperture of F/1.8 that’s equipped with the VC system. Camera movement—often too minute to be perceptible to the photographer—is the leading cause of unpleasant photographs. In addition, newer DSLR cameras with higher pixel densities are more susceptible to subtle camera shake.
This technology makes it possible to take photographs handheld in dim light and to make optimal use of slower shutter speeds and increased depth-of-field without extreme increase of the camera’s sensor sensitivity (ISO equivalent). This is especially important in portraiture because lighting is often low and the photographer needs the spontaneity of not using a tripod or disruptive flash units.
* Among 85mm F/1.8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras as of January 2016. Data source: Tamron
|Angle of View (diagonal)||28°33' for full-frame format
18°39' for APS-C format
|Optical Construction||13 elements in 9 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.8m (31.5 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:7.2|
|Length*||91.3mm（3.6 in) Canon
88.8mm (3.5 in) Nikon
|Weight||700g (24.7 oz) Canon 660g (23.3 oz) Nikon|
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm**)|
|Image Stabilization Performance||3.5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon : EOS-5D MarkIII is used / For Nikon : D810 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony***|