Tamron Announces 16-300mm And 28-300mm Superzoom Lenses

With a quick lens swap, you can now get 18.8x zoom on your DSLR.


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Gearing up for the yearly mega trade show CP+, Tamron announced two new compact zoom lenses, each with incredible, superzoom-like reach.

The first lens features an 18.8x zoom range, called the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro. For those of you keeping score at home, that's a 24.8-450mm 35mm-equivalent range. Designed exclusively for APS-C DSLRs, this lens is only 3.9-inches long and 2.9-inches tall, incredibly compact for its capabilities. Featuring optical image stabilization, moisture-resistant design and a minimum focusing distance of 15.35 inches. Versions with EF-mount and F-mount, and an IS-less version for A-mount will be available. Pricing and retail availability haven't been announced quite yet.


The Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens can practically transform your DSLR into a superzoom.

For full-frame DSLRs comes the slightly less exciting Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens. That's 10.7X optical zoom in a package that's even smaller than the 16-300mm version—it's only 3.8-inches long. Available in IS-less Sony, Nikon, and Canon versions, this lens also has yet to be priced and availability will be announced later on.


Tamron updated their long-zoom FF lens, getting 10.8x optical zoom from the compact 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3.

Check back next week for more exciting news from CP+, where our team will report the latest camera news straight from Yokohama, Japan.

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