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Tamron announces US pricing and availability for its newest zoom lenses

From CX to full-frame, Tamron's releasing several lenses next week.

The 28-300mm full-frame lens for Nikon and Canon mounts Tamron

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
Focal range 18-200mm 14-150mm 18-300mm
Aperture range f3.5 - 40 f3.5-f22 f3.5 - 40
Minimum focus distance 19.7 in
50 cm
19.7 in
50 cm
19.3 in
49 cm
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)
Aperture blades 7 7 7
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
96.7 mm
3.2 in
84 mm
3.8 in
96 mm
Maximum length n/a n/a n/a
Diameter 2.7 in
68 mm
63.5 mm
74.4 mm
Weight 16.2 oz
459 g
10.1 oz
285 g
19 oz
540 g
MSRP $500 $590 $850
Availablity June 2014 June 2014 June 2014