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 Post subject: New zooms from Tamron
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:51 am 
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Hi folks,

PMA has brought several press releases from Tamron.

This one starts:
    "PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company has developed two zoom lenses for APS-C size format —AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II (model A14NII) and SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II (model A16NII) — and one zoom for full-size format — 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di (model A17NII) — with a Built-In Motor for Nikon."
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    "PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced the development of the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (Model AB001), a new high performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size imagers."
This one starts:
    "PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that Tamron has introduced its SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model A16) in Pentax mount designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with smaller size image sensors."
This one starts:
    "PMA, January 31, 2008, Las Vegas, NV— Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., has announced the launch of SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO, a lightweight, high-performance and fast tele-zoom lens designed for DSLR cameras with 35mm full-size image sensors. The Canon mount is scheduled for spring delivery. The shipment schedule for Nikon, Pentax and Sony will be announced at a later date."
Bob.

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Hmmm, brand new tele-zooms but none with IS?!
Seems that IS-technology is still hi-tech...

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Thanks for the news Bob - so what's the difference between this new 18-200mm and the old one?


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And if the quality of the 11-18mm is anything to go by, the 10-24mm will have even more problems in the IQ-department...

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