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March 9, 2010

Super performance by Tamron

Logo_Tamron-Thumb.jpgTamron today introduced its latest lens, the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005).

It features a new Tamron developed USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor and a Vibration Compensation (VC)  that enables the photographer to shoot at a shutter speed that is an extra four stops slower without having to worry about blurring.

Tamron_SPAF70-300mm_USD_VC.jpgThe lens, produced for the Nikon mount (Canon and Sony to follow) is made from specialized high-grade glass that has lower dispersive properties than standard LD lenses.

Tamron's USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring. This is used to create a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.

Availability and pricing has not been officially announced yet. We'll will keep you updated on this.

You can find all details in the official press release by Tamron.


Posted by joef at March 9, 2010 2:33 PM