Published 12/09/14

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD

DSLR users will soon be able to capture the wider picture


With Tamron's new Ultra-wide-angle 15-30mm F2.8 lens for Full Frame sensors, incorporating professional features such as VC Vibration Compensation optical image stabilization, a constant f2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, whisper quiet USD Ultrasonic silent drive focussing as well as a water & dirt repellent coating on the front element.

This Ultra Wide-angle 15-30mm zoom lens continues development of lenses for professional photographers and enthusiasts adding an ultra-wide-angle solution to their current line up of pro quality optics for full frame users.


Superb Image quality and performance
The optical construction of 18 elements in 13 groups, including and XGM eXpanded Glass Moulded Aspherical element within the front group and several LD Low Dispersion glass elements assures that this lens delivers outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range and from corner to corner.

VC stabilization Tailored for Ultra Wide and Low light
Recognising the need for an image stabilization solution for fast f2.8 ultra-wideangle lenses, Tamron have tuned their VC1 Vibration Compensation system specifically for the zoom range of this lens to give excellent performance even with low light or for night scenes.

BBAR and eBAND lens Coatings
Tamron have paid particular attention to their BBAR Broad-Band Anti-Reflection which has been refined further for this Ultra wide lens. Coupled with the eBAND2 coatings this results in crisper, crystal-clear images with ghosting and flare which are usually associated with ultra-wide-angle lenses being efficiently eliminated.

Water and Dirt repellent coating
The front element has been specially coated to repel water and dirt to keep it as clean as possible and make it easy to clean resulting in clearer sharper images even when in challenging environments.

Smooth background bokeh
The 9 blade curved aperture construction gives amazing smooth backgrounds within the out of focus areas of your image when using wider apertures due to its near circular form.

USD Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus control
Tack sharp images with fast autofocus response and almost silent operation give great USD3 autofocus control to the photographer, together with Tamron's Full Time Manual focussing operation allowing adjustment to focus manually without having to exit the AF mode.

1&12288;VC Vibration Compensation is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism.
2&12288;The eBAND Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency Coating is a new&12288;nanotechnology-based&12288;coating technique developed by Tamron to reduce unwanted reflection.
3&12288;USD Ultrasonic Silent Drive is Tamron's proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.


Focal Length 15-30mm
Maximum Aperture F/ 2.8
Angle of View diagonal 11032&65374; 7135' for full frame format
8551&65374;4953' for APS-C format
Optical Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.28m 11 in
Maximum Magnification Ratio 15
Filter Size N/A
Maximum Diameter 98.4mm
Length for Canon 145mm
for Nikon 143mm
Weight 1,100 g
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 blades circular diaphragm4
Minimum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessories Lens caps push-on front & rear
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony5
Weight 540g
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 circular diaphragm
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mount Canon/ Nikon/ Sony

Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon-mount and Nikon-mount lens.
Length represents the dimension from the barrel top to the mount flange surface.
4 This circular diaphragm retains a near-circular shape even when stopped down by two steps from the wide open aperture.
5 The Sony mount does not include VC, since Sony digital SLR bodies integrate built-in image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di USD Model A012, without the VC designation.
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without notice

Contact http://www.tamron.eu/uk/

1st Published 12 September 2014 11:00 Posted by Ben Jones
last update 11/10/2018 11:28:00

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