Tamron is developing an advanced new all-in-one wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras - 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
Innovative all-in-one zoom integrates state-of-the-art
optical design, PZD (Piezo Drive)*1 and Tamron’s exclusive VC (Vibration
Compensation)*2 system to achieve superb image quality in a remarkably
compact, lightweight package.
February 6, 2014, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President &
CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has
announced the development of 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010),
an advanced new all-in-one™ zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The
lens sample will be on display at the Tamron booth at the CP+ 2014,
which will be held from February 13 to 16 in Yokohama, Japan.
Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom
lens – which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design –
Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world class
optics to benefit consumers.
Having revolutionized the optical design of the previous 28-300mm
(Model A20), Tamron is developing a powerful new, high-power zoom lens
for full-frame DSLR cameras that enhances image quality and incorporates
the PZD (Piezo Drive)*1—a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system
optimized for swift, quiet AF—and the acclaimed VC (Vibration
Compensation)*2 mechanism in an amazingly compact configuration.
Featuring a new, sophisticated external finish, this lens complements
the performance and style of full-frame DSLRs, while delivering the
practical advantages of an all-in-one™zoom lens.
- State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality
advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LD
(Low Dispersion) glass, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one
Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive index) glass
element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass,
which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized
glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens
as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations,
resulting in superior image quality. Particularly impressive is the
thorough compensation of chromatic aberrations at the telephoto end,
yielding images of enhanced clarity and crispness.
- Focus on portability - The lens is now even smaller and lighter
addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing
of the lens body, the mechanical design, which incorporates a highly
sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and
PZD (Piezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more
compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions
of this lens compared to the existing Tamron 28-300mm (Model A20).
These technologies are the fruit of Tamron’s more than 20 years of
research and development in the high-power zoom lens field.
- Advanced anti-reflection coating
application of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings for
suppressing reflections on lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted
flare and ghosting to deliver sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
- Upgraded cosmetic design – Elegant tungsten silver brand ring
has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a
more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of
discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear
pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten
silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its
visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
- PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action
PZD (Piezo Drive)*1, a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system, delivers
faster, quieter, more precise action when the autofocus is engaged. The
full-time manual focus system is easy and intuitive, enabling quick and
convenient manual focus at any time.
- VC (Vibration Compensation)
acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation)*2mechanism reduces image blur
caused by camera shake to deliver significantly sharper images even when
- Circular diaphragm facilitates achieving spectacular blur effects
Using a circular diaphragm*4, this lens achieves spectacular background blur effects that enable creative use of depth of field.
- Moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
||PZD (Piezo Drive) is a standing-wave type ultrasonic motor system
developed by Tamron. It delivers outstanding speed and quiet operation
in the AF mode. It also provides greater flexibility in design compared
with ring-type ultrasonic motors, thus contributing to reduced lens
||VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary tri-axial image stabilization mechanism.
||The Sony mount model does not include VC, since the bodies of Sony
DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. The
name of the Sony mount model is "28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di PZD" without the
||This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
|Angle of View (diagonal)
||75°23’ – 8°15’ (for full-frame format)
|52°58’ – 5°20’ (for APS-C format)
||19 elements in 15 groups
|Minimum Focus Distance
||0.49m (19.3 in)
|Max. Magnification Ratio
||1:3.5 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.49m)
||96mm (3.8 in)*
||540g (19 oz)*
|Diaphragm Blade Number
||7 (circular diaphragm)
||Flower-shaped lens hood
||Canon/ Nikon/ Sony
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may change without prior notice.
*Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon mount model.
*1 Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.