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