Tamron aims for the highest standards with the SP (Super Performance) lens series – and the 15-30mm F/2.8 full-frame ultra-wide-angle zoom is a worthy addition.
This high-performance zoom lens equals the performance of fixed focal length lenses from 15mm to 30mm, an unprecedented achievement made possible by the development of its unique XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element that effectively controls aberrations and enhances sharpness. The Tamron 15-30mm is the first zoom* to combine such a wide range of coverage, a fast f/2.8 aperture and image stabilisation.
Superior new coating for wide-angle image quality
Tamron's proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating suppresses tangential reflections, while a new generation of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been optimised for ultra-wide angles of view. Together, they effectively correct ghosting and flare, yielding vivid images of extraordinary clarity.
Vibration Compensation enhances photo opportunities
Responding to the demand for a wide-angle lens suited for handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds, Tamron has created the world's first f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilisation. The result is a lens able to capture sharp images even when shooting handheld under low light conditions.
Soft-focus backgrounds at wide-angle settings
The large f/2.8 aperture lets you soften the foreground or background to dramatically emphasise the subject. A minimum focusing distance of 0.28m over its entire range of focal lengths allows wide-macro effects.
Fluorine coated front element
As the large, convex front element cannot be protected by a filter, it has been given a fluorine coating that repels water and dirt, and makes it much easier to remove smudges as well.
Resistant to the elements
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Ultrasonic Silent Drive for precise, quiet autofocus
The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures autofocusing with precision.
|Angle of view (diagonal)||
110° 32' to 71° 35' (full-frame 35mm format)
85° 52' to 49° 54' (for APS-C format)
18 elements in 13 groups, including:
3x Low Dispersion elements
2x Glass Molded Aspherical elements
1x Expanded Glass Molded Aspherical elements
|Minimum focus distance||0.28m (11in.)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:5 (at f=30mm: MFD 0.28m)|
for Canon 145mm (5.7 in)*
for Nikon 142.5mm (5.6 in)*
|Weight*||1,100g (38.8 oz)*|
|Diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Standard accessory||Integrated flower-shaped lens hood|
|Mounts available||Canon, Nikon, Sony|
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 February, 2015.