Tamron has announced US pricing and availability for several of its lenses, all of which are scheduled to ship on June 26, 2014.
A Canon EOS-M version of its 2011 Sony-mount 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DI III VC (Model B011) will run $500, while a Micro Four Thirds-mount 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 DI III (Model C001) will go for $590, and a full-frame Canon EF and Nikon FX mount 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD (Model A010) is priced at $850. Release date for the Sony mount version of the 28-300mm remains a mystery.
Although the lenses are relatively slow, with small maximum apertures at their telephoto ends, they're priced well for people on a budget, especially if you do most of your shooting in bright sunlight. And since Canon seems to have given up on the US for its EOS M line -- its few releases have been Asia-only -- it's nice that someone is thinking of those folks in the US who invested in that system.
|18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DI III VC (Model B011)||14-150mm f3.5-5.8 DI III (Model C001)||28-300mm f3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD (Model A010)|
|Mount||Canon EOS-M||Micro Four Thirds||Nikon FX, Canon EF|
|Aperture range||f3.5 - 40||f3.5-f22||f3.5 - 40|
|Minimum focus distance||19.7 in |
|19.7 in |
|19.3 in |
|Angle of view||approximately 4 to 75 degrees, depending upon orientation||approximately 8 to 75 degrees||approximately 8 to 75 degrees (full frame), 5 to 53 degrees (APS-C)|
|Elements||17 in 13 groups; 2 low dispersion, 3 molded-glass aspherical, 1 XR (high refractive index), and 1 hybrid aspherical||17 in 13 groups; 1 low dispersion, 2 anamolous dispersion, 1 hybrid aspherical||19 in 15 groups; 4 low dispersion glass, 3 molded-Glass aspherical, 1 Hybrid aspherical, 1 extra refractive index glass, and one ultra-extra refractive index glass|
|Filter diameter||62 mm||52 mm||67 mm|
|Minimum length||3.8 in |
|3.2 in |
|3.8 in |
|Diameter||2.7 in |
|Weight||16.2 oz |
|10.1 oz |
|19 oz |
|Availablity||June 2014||June 2014||June 2014|