Tamron announced yesterday that its 28mm-300mm f/3.5-5.6 XR Di VC LD Aspherical Macro lens will now have a built-in AF motor allowing it to be used with Nikon's D60, D40x, and D40 DSLRs. Tamron's compact superzoom was first introduced in October 2007. It has a broad zoom range stretching from 28mm to 300mm, and employs Tamron's Vibration Compensation image stabilization system. It earns its macro designation by maintaining a 19.2-inch minimum focusing distance over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification of 1:3 at 300mm. It will be launched in Japan at the end of May.
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by Bridget Carey
Uber crash puts brakes on self-driving cars, Whatsapp access sought to fight terror
In today's tech news, a crash involving a self-driving Uber leads the company to halt its autonomy program. A British politician calls for intelligence services to access Whatsapp to fight terrorism. And Spotify partners with Waze to bring music and GPS together.