The new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens will be announced on Monday, price: $599


The new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens for Nikon F-mount (Model A037) will be officially announced on Modany, August 6. Shipping is scheduled to start on September 4th for the Nikon F-mount version. The Japanese price is¥78,300 yen (including tax), around $700 USD in the US.

Update: I just received information about the price of the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens in the US: $599:

The vision behind the Model A037 is that of an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that has a separate concept from SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012), with superb image quality and easy portability. At just 3.5 in in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. The focal length ranges from an ultra-wide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for snapshot photography. As for F-stops, the wide-angle end is a large aperture F/2.8, and at the telephoto end is a fast F/4. The Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating help to enhance the user's photographic experience. For those looking to try out an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the first time, as well as having a lens that is easily portable, the A037 is the definitive choice. The lens will be available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at a suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.

Technical specifications:

  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.28 m
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 4.9
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ83.6 mm × 92.5 mm (for Canon)
  • Weight: 460 g

Tamron already has a 15-30mm f/2.8 lens for Nikon F-mount.

Additional information:

Optimum image quality coupled with maximum portability

The 17-35mm F/ 2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) is an ultra-wide-angle lens featuring superb image quality integrated into a compact, lightweight body. The use of specialized glass materials enables comprehensive control of the axial chromatic aberrations conspicuous in ultra-wide-angle lenses. The Model A037 offers a high level of sharpness and contrast comparable to the very best of lenses. From the 35mm standard wide-angle for user-friendly snapshot photography, to the ultra-wide-angle 17mm used for professional landscape photography, this lens can meet a wide variety of your needs and yet still offer amazing portability being only 90mm (3.5 in) in length, 83.6mm in diameter, and just 460g (16.2 oz) in weight. With a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of only 0.28m (11 in), opening the aperture while approaching the subject lets you blur the background. Wide enough to encompass the entire landscape, the Model A037 lets you capture the thrill of the moment in each and every image you shoot.

Backlighting control enables new forms of expression

As strong light sources can often penetrate the lens, wide-angle lenses in particular are made to resolve backlighting issues. The Model A037 has gone through repeated comprehensive ghosting analysis simulation during the development stage. The optical structure performance level has also been maximized. The BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating is applied for highly effective anti-reflection and ghosting and flare are brought under control.

AF to capture the moment

The AF drive employs a newly developed OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) to ensure silent operation. Upgraded and optimized for even further reduction in drive noise, this drive allows the lens to be used to your heart’s content in all situations where silence is required. With its greatly enhanced quality and speed, the new outstanding AF performance and tracking capabilities mean you never have to  worry about missing a shot even when focusing on moving subjects.

Additional Features

Protect your lens with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction

The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. Leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel further protect your equipment, especially when shooting outdoors.

From the PDF brochure that can be found here.

Via Nokishita


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