April 24, 2018, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announced that the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) presented its TIPA Awards 2018 to two Tamron lenses; 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for “BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS” and 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for “BEST DSLR SUPERZOOM LENS“.
Tamron has been named to this TIPA Awards for five consecutive years.
Excerpt from the Award Citation of the TIPA Jury:
BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS
The 70-210mm focal length has long been the choice of nature and outdoor photographers as an all-in-one lens for a wide variety of subjects and scenes. The constant aperture Tamron 70-210mm for full frame and APS-C DSLRs delivers 4EV vibration compensation when shooting handheld and is constructed with 20 elements in 14 groups, with three LD elements. The minimum focusing distance of 0.95m (3.1 ft) and the nine-bladed diaphragm combine to yield very pleasing bokeh effects. A Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit), internal zoom (which does not increase barrel length when zooming) and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive ring-type motor enable smooth operation and high-speed, accurate AF performance.
BEST DSLR SUPERZOOM LENS
Delivering an effective focal length range of 28-620mm (35mm equivalent) on APS-C DSLRs (varies slightly in Canon mounts), the moisture-resistant Tamron 18-400mm all-in-one 22.2X zoom is a mere 12.14cm (4.8 inches) long and weighs just 705g (24.9 oz). An HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive) is designed to save power and enables smooth AF operation, plus allows for a smaller AF module that helps reduce lens size. A new barrel design, which includes distribution of complex movement across three cams, insures smooth zooming. The lens also offers built-in vibration compensation of 2.5EV and, to expand its capabilities even further, a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m (17.7 inches).
Tamron wins TIPA Awards for five consecutive years.
- 2014 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS; SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD（Model A011）
- 2015 BEST CSC ENTRY LEVEL LENS; 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III(Model C001)
- 2016 BEST DSLR PRIME LENS; SP35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012),
BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS; 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018)
- 2017 BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS; SP 150-600mm G2 (Model A022)
- 2018 BEST DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS; 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034),
BEST DSLR SUPERZOOM LENS; 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
About the TIPA Awards
The TIPA Awards are world-renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in the industry. The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has a worldwide membership of photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. Once a year the editors of TIPA’s member magazines meet to vote for the best photo and imaging products in each category.
About Tamron Co., Ltd.
“New Eyes for Industry” is Tamron’s philosophy. This creed is consistent with the company’s position as a manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all of its business activities.
Optical Product Line-up:
Interchangeable lenses for 35mm / Digital SLR cameras, Interchangeable lenses for Non-Reflex type cameras, Camcorder lenses, Digital still camera lenses, Long Wavelength Infrared Camera Lenses, Optical device units, CCTV camera lenses, FA and Machine vision lenses, Automotive camera lenses, Camera module, Test plates, High-precision molds, Injection-molded parts & components, etc.