WPPI is an interesting show and given its timing every year there rarely seems to be many big announcements happening, but this year we have a big one from Tamron. Just as was expected thanks to leaks last week, Tamron has announced their new 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD.
Starting with the70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2, this is a refresh of their older (but still fairly new in lens years) 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD. It features some changes to the lens body stylistically to bring it more in line with Tamron’s SP line of prime lenses. In terms of optics, the lens does also feature VC (Tamron’s image stabilization technology) and is made up of 23 elements in 17 groups.
Tamron says this new 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 features some improvements to make its AF faster and more accurate, as well as optical tweaks to shorten the minimum focusing distance. It will be available in March 2017 for a retail price in the $1299 neighborhood–which continues on with the company’s very affordable price points.
Now for the Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5, this is a ultra-wide lens designed for APS-C cameras. It features Tamron’s VC image stabilization technology and is also moisture resistant construction as well as fluorine coating making the front element easy to keep clean.
The Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5, just as with the 70-200mm, features that new Tamron design language and style that we can now assume that the majority of their new lenses will also share. This new 10-24mm will be available this spring and is expected to retail for $499.
Information on both of these new lenses can be found over on Tamron’s website.