New Tamron Lens Patents Seem to Be Going After the Budget Macro Crowd

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Egami seems to have found new patents from Tamron showing that they’re trying to go after the more affordable APS-C budget friendly crowd. The patents are specifically for a 30mm f2.8 and a 28mm f2.5. We’re not quite sure why they would create two lenses so close in aperture range and focal length. Perhaps they just put in the patent and will only produce one of them. There also isn’t any major indication of whether the lenses will be a 1:1 Macro or something close.

Many macro lenses are already at the f2.8 aperture and if you plan on focusing in the super duper close ranges at that aperture, good luck. You’ll need to stop down heavily in order to get anything in focus at all due to the way that depth of field works.

When we tested the company’s 90mm f2.8 Macro, we were quite impressed with how it performed. Given this, we’re expecting great results from these upcoming lenses when combined with the new 20+ MP sensors that seem to be coming out and good lighting.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.