Tamron SP 150-600mm f/1:5-6.3 Di VC G2 Now In Stock!

Wildlife and sports photographers, rejoice! Englewood Camera now has the brand new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/1:5-6.3 Di VC G2 lens in stock for Canon and Nikon mounts.

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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review

In September 2015, Tamron USA announced two new prime lenses to its professional SP lens lineup; the SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD. These primes are available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts, for both full frame and APS-C sensor DSLRs.

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Englewood Camera’s Operations Manager, Erin, recently took the SP 35mm on a trip to Ireland, and decided to write a review of the lens, including performance, quality, and an overall comparison to Canon L-Series glass that she is used to shooting.

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New lenses announced from Tamron!

Tamron announced two new lenses to its amazing lineup of professional quality SP lenses. According to Tamron, the company “has utilized a new design concept to enhance the outstanding performance provided by the SP Series. Our attention to every engineering detail has resulted in the most advanced optical and electro-mechanical designs being incorporated in SP Series, creating a new benchmark for high performance and visual elegance. The design philosophy embraces the importance of comfortable, ergonomic operation and positive tactile feedback, crucial factors in all types of photography. The newly designed all-metallic barrel features an embedded concave ring at the base of the lens—for a firm hold and comfort necessary for a steady shot. Switches are larger and reconfigured for smoother function and the typeface has been redesigned for intuitive legibility. The Tamron SP Series is the superlative example of the Lensmaker’s art.” Englewood Camera is accepting preorders of the new Tamron products, so please call us at (303) 797-0700 or email erin@englewoodcamera.com to do so. 

Coming in March 2016, the new SP 90mm f/2.8 VC USD 1:1 Macro will be available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A mounts. According to the Tamron Press Release, this newly designed lens includes “XY-Shift compensation has been newly added to reinforce VC functionality, further improving image stabilization from infinity to macro. Advancements in USD control software have also increased AF focusing speed, and optimally fine-tuned for various framing conditions. In addition, a high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dust or moisture, and a highly durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances.”

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Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC or Tamron 45mm f/1.8 VC now available for preorder

Englewood Camera is pleased to announce its acceptance of preorders on the brand new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 VC and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC lenses for either Canon or Nikon mount. These full frame, professional grade prime lenses should begin shipping to our store in early October–and we can’t wait! Both of these lenses are amazingly sharp, offer exceptional detail and a wonderful, dreamy shallow depth of field. Check out the sample images for specific applications–you can see the detail, depth of field, and low-light capabilities each lens offers. Check the order details out on our website–each lens retails for a mere $599! Interested in a pre-order? Call Englewood Camera at (303) 797-0700 and press 1 for customer service to add your name to our list!

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Preorder the latest wide full-frame lens from Tamron today!

Now available for pre-order through Englewood Camera! This lens is available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts with a retail price of $1199. Please read the full press release from Tamron below for more information and product specifications.

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TAMRON ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE WORLD’S FIRST* FULL FRAME, F/2.8 ULTRA-WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)

Tamron’s state-of-the-art lens design features an XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical)1 lens element and eBAND Coating2 for outstanding detail and performance from the center to the edges of the frame over the entire zoom range.

January 22, 2015, Commack, New York — Tamron, a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces the release of a groundbreaking F/2.8 ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model A012) is the only zoom lens in its category to feature image stabilization. The lens will be available starting January 30, 2015 at $1199.

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Tamron Announces New 15-30mm f/2.8 VC for Full Frame

September 12, 2014, Saitama, Japan. – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. The price and launch date are to be determined. The lens will be showcased at the Tamron booth at Photokina 2014, September 16- 21, 2014 in Cologne, Germany (Photokina Booth Number: Hall 4.2 D10 – E19).

Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. SP 24-70mm F/2.8 was the first in the series, being integrated with VC, followed by the 70-200mm F/2.8, 90mm F/2.8 Macro, and 150-600mm F/5-6.3. The array of those new lenses have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts and working pros around the globe. To address the needs for more towards the wider angular field, Tamron spearheaded the development of SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, a fast ultra-wideangle zoom lens with the image stabilization feature, setting itself apart from the rest of zooms in this category.

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Southern Colorado Photography Workshop

Join Englewood Camera for this stunning workshop full of photographic opportunities in southern Colorado! We will be based out of Alamosa, with workshops at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, and various small towns in southern Colorado. Professional photographers Glenn Randall and Dan Ballard will offer instruction for making high-quality, dynamic landscape and scenic images. You will have the opportunity to shoot sunrises, sunsets, night photography and the Milky Way, and small town photography—the possibilities are endless for capturing amazing images and learning more about photography.

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Tamron 150-600mm: A must have lens for wildlife photography

In December, Tamron USA announced the launch of an exciting new super telephoto lens: the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for digital SLR cameras. Some of the features of this lens include:

  • Cutting edge e-BAND coating (extended bandwith and angular-dependency) to significantly reduce unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization
  • USD Ultrasonic Drive for fast, accurate autofocus
  • 9 blade aperture ring for gorgeous background blur effects
  • Employs 20 elements in 13 groups: delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images
  • Contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) in the front group for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end
  • Upgraded cosmetic design with tungsten silver brand ring and new rubber grips for the focus and zoom

Englewood Camera is expecting shipments of this lens in Canon mount soon, and we hope to see Nikon mount lenses in April! Please call us or stop by the store to add your name to our pre-order list. The Tamron 150-600mm will retail for $1069.99.

See sample images below (supplied by Tamron USA). You can also read reviews from Ian Plant and Peter K. Burian for more information and images.

Frosted bison portrait, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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