Tamron announces 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens

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Tamron has announced the 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.

With a somewhat unusual focal length, and some bold claims from Tamron that the new lens is 'effectively six primes in one', the new 35-150mm is part of the trio of full-frame lenses announced by the company in February, which also includes two wide-angle lenses: the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD and Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD zoom, with the 35-150mm taking up the mantle of Tamron's flagship dedicated portraiture lens.

Despite this we can't imagine too many shooters will be ditching their primes just yet -  as the new lens is relatively slow, dropping to f/3.5 at 85mm and f/4 at 150mm. 

On the technical side, three optimally placed LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and three hybrid aspherical lenses should help limit optical aberrations. Autofocus is managed by an OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) DC motor.

The minimum focussing distance is 0.45m across the entire zoom range, and there's also a Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistance built-in.

The lens should be available from local Tamron distributor Blonde Robot in Nikon Mount from 23rd May 2019 and Canon Mount from 20th June 2019, and it will have an RRP of $1,399.00 inc GST.

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