Tamron celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Introduction of world’s Lightest and Smallest 15x Zoom Ration Lens
Tamron celebrates company’s 60th anniversary with introduction of 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD lens, the world’s lightest and smallest 15x zoom lens featuring Tamron’s first PZD (Piezo Drive) AF for Sony mounts. The new B008 model digital SLR ultra-high-power zoom lens features a 62mm filter diameter and company’s first standing wave ultrasonic motor system for SLR lenses. The motor on this newly released B008 model is faster and quieter than DC motors during the time the AF drive is operating, and compared with ring type ultrasonic motors, it has an actuator which helps with lens design as well as reduced size.
The new lens will be released in Japan on April 15th, 2011. In addition to this, the new lens comes with Vibration Compensation (VC). The new lens weighs 450g. The PZD helps by delivering smooth, quick autofocus and with addition of VC, delivering clear and stable shots even in low light or at telephoto end is guaranteed.