Tamron lens wins EISA Award for 11th consecutive year

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SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) wins “European DSLR Lens 2016-2017”

Tamron lens wins EISA Award for 11th consecutive year

August 15, 2016, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces that its SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), world’s first* fast-aperture lens with VC (Vibration Compensation) for full-frame DSLR cameras, has won the EISA Award for European DSLR Lens 2016-2017.

“European DSLR Lens 2016-2017”

*For 85mm F/1.8 fixed focal lens for full-frame DSLR cameras (As of January, 2016. Source: Tamron) The Sony mount model does not include VC since Sony DSLR bodies include image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is “SP 85mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F016)“ without the VC designation. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.

Excerpt from the Award of the EISA Jury

The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD sets new standards of performance for a short telephoto portrait lens. It’s the first of its type equipped with optical image stabilization, allowing the photographer to use shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than usual. Optical performance is enhanced by the use of Low Dispersion and Extra Low Dispersion glass elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, and the barrel is also sealed against dust and moisture. The optical design strikes a perfect balance between sharpness at the point of focusing and producing a soft natural effect at the background, making it a perfect lens for portrait artists.

Tamron Lenses that have received the EISA Award

The receipt of this prestigious award marks the 18th year Tamron has won an EISA Award, and the 11th consecutive year since 2006.

  • 1992-1993    SP AF35-105mm F/2.8 Aspherical (Model 65D)
  • 1993-1994    AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D)
  • 1997-1998    SP AF90mm F/2.8 MACRO [1:1] (Model 72E)
  • 1999-2000    AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model 185D)
  • 2000-2001    AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical -IF SuperⅡ (Model 371D)
  • 2002-2003    AF28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR F/3.5-6.3LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A06)
  • 2003-2004    SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09)
  • 2006-2007    SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model A16 )
  • 2007-2008    AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A18)
  • 2008-2009    AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A20)
  • 2009-2010    AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model B003)
  • 2010-2011    SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)
  • 2011-2012    18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008)
  • 2012-2013    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)
  • 2013-2014    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
  • 2014-2015    16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
  • 2015-2016    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
  • 2016-2017    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016)

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