Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)

Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)

Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Price:1200 USD

Tamron 15-30mm f2.8

Introduction – Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)

New Tamron lens coming for Photokina. Seems Tamron makes better and better lenses nowadays. The newest is the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle for Full frame cameras.

The main competitors of this lens is the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and the Canon 11-24mm f/4 lenses. Both of them much more expensive, see more info below.

Abbreviations meaning:

DI – Digital for Full frame cameras (Di-II is the Aps-C or Dx)

Vc – vibration compensation or stabilizer, usually more effective on longer lenses

f/2.8 – lens brightness, the f/2.8 is quite bright, which is useful in darker situations

USD – Tamron’s ultrasonic autofocus motor


The new lens has an ultrasonic af and a stabilizer as well, which most rivals lacks. The lens has fluorine coatings as well to prevent fingerprints (BBAR and eBAR coatings). The weight of the lens is little more than 1kg (1.1kg / 38.5 oz), like the weight Nikon 14-24mm, which is exactly 1kg. The minimal focus distance is app 1 foot (0.28m).

Optical performance

We don’t reviewed the lens yet, but according to early reviews (for example on photographylife) it is a very good lens. On Canon mount the new Canon 11-24mm costs 2.5 more (3000 USD), the good old Nikon 14-24mm without stabilizer costs also almost double (2000 USD). The Nikon is a fantastic lens, you can check my review on one of the above links.

Specs – Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)
Available mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sigma
Compatibility: Full frame
Focal length range: 15-30mm
Optical formula: 18 elements in 13 groups
Special glass elements: 1 XGM and LD glass elements
Brightness: f/2.8
Aperture range: f/2.8-22
Minimum focusing distance: 11″ (0.28m)
Weight: 1100g (38.8 oz)
Dimensions: No info yet
Aperture diaphragm blades: No info yet
Magnification: No info yet
Filter thread:No info yet
Internal focusing: No info yet
Compatible teleconverters: No
Stabilizer: yes
Distance scale: No info yet
Focus Limiter:No info yet
Ring type ultrasonic focusing motor: yes
Full time manual focus override:No info yet
Availability – Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)

The Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 is already available.

Price – Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 DI Vc USD (Model A012)

The price of the new Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 is 1200 USD at the moment (2015).

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