Tamron lenses awarded with two prestigious TIPA Awards in 2016

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Tamron wins TIPA Award for three consecutive years

Tamron lenses awarded with two prestigious TIPA Awards in 2016

SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) wins “BEST DSLR PRIME LENS”

18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018) wins “BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS”

April 18, 2016, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced that its SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018) have both been presented awards with the “TIPA Awards 2016” hosted by the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association).

1. BEST DSLR PRIME LENS : SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)

Excerpt from the Award Citation of the TIPA Jury:
At approximately 80mm long and between 450 and 480g in weight (depending on camera system), the full-frame Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 is constructed with 10 elements in 9 groups. It utilizes two molded glass aspherical elements with one LD (low dispersion) and one XLD (extra low dispersion) element, which greatly reduces chromatic aberration. The lens has excellent resolution from corner to corner, no vignetting even at full aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 0.2 meters and Tamron’s VC (vibration compensation) system (except on the Sony mount version). Full time manual focus override is always available, a great aid when doing close-ups.

2. BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS : 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018)

Excerpt from the Award Citation of the TIPA Jury: 
When entry-level photographers start to look beyond their kit lens, or purchase a lens with their camera body, they will be excited to own a lens that offers a wide range of focal length options, and the Tamron 18-200mm fits the bill. Constructed with 16 elements in 14 groups, this lens for APS-C format cameras yields a 35mm equivalent of 28-310mm. It is compact: an average of 95mm (3.8 inches) in its various mounts and is said to be the world’s lightest (400g, 14.1 oz) in its class. Vibration reduction helps users get steady pictures, particularly at the longer focal length ranges.

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 16 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.

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