Last winter, Tamron announced the development of a high resolution 35-150 f/2.8-4 zoom lens for Canon EF and Nikon F, and today, pricing has been announced: $799. The lens will compete with the popular 24-105 f/4 lenses for Canon and Nikon, offering an increased telephoto range portrait photographers, while retaining the 35mm focal length that has become so popular for street photography and general shooting (and to compliment Tamron’s 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD lens).
And more importantly, the lens provides a full extra f-stop of light compared to its 24-105mm counterparts… at least, at the wide end. The “VC” system provides an additional 5 stops of shake reduction, according to CIPA standards. The compact lens is just under 5 inches long but weighs 1.75lbs (790g).
The lens has been designed with not just with convenience in mind; Tamron claims that its resolution will be best-in-class, suitable for cameras using 50 megapixel sensors or more, and considering the modest zoom range and high quality of Tamron’s recent optics, that should not be a stretch.