Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

$1,598.00
Tamron aims for the highest standards with the SP (Super Performance) lens series – and the 15-30mm F/2.8 full-frame ultra-wide-angle zoom is a worthy addition.

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$1,598.00
SKU: A012
 

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Product Description

Tamron aims for the highest standards with the SP (Super Performance) lens series – and the 15-30mm F/2.8 full-frame ultra-wide-angle zoom is a worthy addition.

This high-performance zoom lens equals the performance of fixed focal length lenses from 15mm to 30mm, an unprecedented achievement made possible by the development of its unique XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element that effectively controls aberrations and enhances sharpness. The Tamron 15-30mm is the first zoom* to combine such a wide range of coverage, a fast f/2.8 aperture and image stabilisation.

Superior new coating for wide-angle image quality

Tamron's proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating suppresses tangential reflections, while a new generation of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been optimised for ultra-wide angles of view. Together, they effectively correct ghosting and flare, yielding vivid images of extraordinary clarity.

Vibration Compensation enhances photo opportunities

Responding to the demand for a wide-angle lens suited for handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds, Tamron has created the world's first f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilisation. The result is a lens able to capture sharp images even when shooting handheld under low light conditions.

Soft-focus backgrounds at wide-angle settings

The large f/2.8 aperture lets you soften the foreground or background to dramatically emphasise the subject. A minimum focusing distance of 0.28m over its entire range of focal lengths allows wide-macro effects.

Fluorine coated front element

As the large, convex front element cannot be protected by a filter, it has been given a fluorine coating that repels water and dirt, and makes it much easier to remove smudges as well.

Resistant to the elements

Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Ultrasonic Silent Drive for precise, quiet autofocus

The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures autofocusing with precision.

 

Specifications

 

Model no.A012
Focal length15-30mm
Maximum aperturef/2.8
Angle of view (diagonal)110° 32' to 71° 35' (full-frame 35mm format)
85° 52' to 49° 54' (for APS-C format)
Lens construction18 elements in 13 groups, including:
3x Low Dispersion elements
2x Glass Molded Aspherical elements
1x Expanded Glass Molded Aspherical elements
Minimum focus distance0.28m (11in.)
Maximum magnification ratio1:5 (at f=30mm: MFD 0.28m)
Filter sizeN/A
Length[1]for Canon 145mm (5.7 in)*
for Nikon 142.5mm (5.6 in)*
Maximum diameterφ98.4mm
Weight*1,100g (38.8 oz)*
Diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm)[2]
Minimum aperturef/22
Standard accessoryIntegrated flower-shaped lens hood
Mounts availableCanon, Nikon, Sony[3]

 

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
*Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon-mount lens and the Nikon-mount lens.
1 Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
2 The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
3 The Sony mount version does not include VC since Sony digital SLR bodies incorporate built-in image stabilization functionality.

Additional information

In Depth Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Brand Tamron
Lens Mount No
Sensor Size No
Model A012
Specifications
Performance
Focal Length 15 - 30mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 22.5 - 45 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 110° 32' - 71° 35'
APS-C Picture Angle: 85° 51' - 49° 53'
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (.28 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 18 / 13
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.87 x 5.63" (98.4 x 143 mm)
Weight 2.43 lb (1.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 7.0 x 5.2"
What's in the box

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

  • Push-On Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap

Specifications

Performance
Focal Length 15 - 30mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 22.5 - 45 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 110° 32' - 71° 35'
APS-C Picture Angle: 85° 51' - 49° 53'
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (.28 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 18 / 13
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.87 x 5.63" (98.4 x 143 mm)
Weight 2.43 lb (1.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 7.0 x 5.2"

What's in the box

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

  • Push-On Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap

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