Feb 21, 2005

Tamron SP AF 18-200 mm F3.5 - F6.3 Di-II

I love a new lens announcement.

They always get me thinking as to how I would use it - in which particular situations. That in turn makes me want to go out and start taking pictures. The whole thing is one drool-fest. In this case, we're talking about the Tamron 18-200 mm.

So, how would you put this lens to use?



TAMRON ANNOUNCES AF18-200MM F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD ASPHERICAL (IF) MACRO

PMA, Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2005 - Mr. Morio Ono, President of Tamron Co., Ltd., announces the spring delivery of the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (Model A14), a new high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with smaller-size image sensors.

The new AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens designed for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras using smaller-size imagers and inherits the product concept of the existing AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di zoom lens. Even two years after its introduction, the AF28-300mm XR is still a favorite and highly evaluated by photographers around the world as a representative model of high power zoom lenses. With the recent market influx of digital SLR cameras, the use of high power zoom lenses has become increasingly popular since high power zooms provide the convenience of handling many photographic scenes and the capability of shooting ultra telephoto shots without changing lenses. The popularity of this focal length led Tamron to initiate the development of new zoom lenses to further meet the needs of digital SLR photographers. The result is the successful development of a new zoom lens made exclusively for use on digital SLR cameras. The wide to ultra tele focal range of this lens will allow digital SLR camera owners to enjoy digital photography with comfort and convenience.

• "Di (Digitally Integrated design)-II" lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers.
*This lens is not designed for use with 35mm film cameras and digital SLR cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.

Dedicated for Digital SLR Cameras

By incorporating an optical design for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras with smaller-size imagers, this high power zoom lens provides the same focal length, when converted to a 35mm format, equivalent to Tamron's 28-300mm. Therefore, you can meet virtually every photographic opportunity with this single zoom lens without changing lenses. When paired with the new ultra-wideangle SP AF11-18mm zoom lens, simultaneously introduced by Tamron at Photokina 2004 and expected to ship in late spring 2005, you can thoroughly enjoy digital SLR photography with the combined focal length coverage of 17-300mm.
Here is the Tamron SP AF 18-200 mm article.