Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Equipment TestDrive: Tamron SP AF28-75mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Zoom
A new family of lenses that will help you make the leap from film SLRs to digital SLRs
The new 28-75mm lens is very compact, a feature we always appreciate when adding new gear to a bag. It weighs 18 ounces and measures 2.9 (diameter) by 3.6 inches (length), with a filter diameter of 67mm. The lens is currently available with mounts for Canon, Nikon-D, Minolta and Pentax.
With the Di series, Tamron expects to deliver a complete range of new lenses that will cater to the specific characteristics of digital SLRs. The SP AF28-75mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Zoom certainly made an impression on us. We're excited to see where the line goes from here. List Price: $543.95.
Contact: Tamron, (631) 858-8400, www.tamron.com.
• "Di" series optimized for D-SLR image sensors (also works on a film body with the same mount)
• Compact and lightweight
• Fast, constant ƒ/2.8 maximum aperture across the entire zoom range
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