We hope you can join us for this free event on Saturday April 29th. This event has a demo day from 11 am – 3 pm with the Tamron Tech Team and a Free Educational lecture from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Topics for the educational lecture include travel, landscape and nature photography produced exclusively with Tamron lenses. Advanced registration required to attend this Free event. The full event details are shown below. Please let us know if you have any questions via email or the comment form below.
Starting this Friday, stop in to Bergen County Camera and save $100 via mail in rebate on the Tamron 16-300mm lens. Featuring an 18.8x focal range, this lens virtually eliminates the need to swap lenses on any Canon, Nikon, or Sony DSLR. Available now both in store or online.
|January 22, 2015, Commack, New York– Tamron, a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces the release of a groundbreaking F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model A012) is the only zoom lens in its category to feature image stabilization. The lens will be available starting January 30, 2015 at $1199.99.
Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) was the world’s first F/2.8 high-speed standard zoom lens to include image stabilization, followed by the development of the unique SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009), SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004), and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) lenses, all of which have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts around the globe. Now, we have developed SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) to expand the world of imaging possibilities in the wide-angle range.
* For F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras (As of January 22,2015. Source: Tamron)
1. Superior, class leading imaging performance using an innovative XGM lens element
With an optical construction consisting of 18 elements in 13 groups, including, for the first time, an XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element placed in the front group, and several Molded-Glass Aspherical elements and LD (Low Dispersion) elements used throughout the optical system, aberrations such as geometrical distortion and lateral color are efficiently corrected enabling the zoom lens to deliver outstanding image quality throughout its entire zoom range from corner to corner.
2. Enhanced sharpness with exclusive VC image stabilization when shooting handheld in low light or at night
In response to popular demand, Tamron has created the world’s first F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with VC (Vibration Compensation)*4. The VC allows shooting at slow shutter speeds and in low light conditions, and effectively compensates for minor camera shake, whilst maintaining class leading optimal performance.
3. eBAND Coating provides superior anti-reflection properties
In addition to further optimizing Tamron’s acclaimed BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, the eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating has also been employed in this lens. This combination offers superior anti-reflection properties especially important in ultra-wide-angle lenses which are particularly susceptible to flare and ghosting due to their wide angle of view, and provides superior quality and crystal-clear images by minimizing unwanted light reaching the sensor.
4. 15-30mm zoom covers both ultra-wide and semi-wide-angle focal lengths
At its ultra-wide-angle settings this lens can capture, in a single photograph, broad landscapes that cannot be taken in fully by the human eye. At its semi-wide-angle focal lengths, it’s ideal for travel and street photography. In short, this unique lens utilizes the zoom function to provide maximum shooting flexibility with a wide range of subjects.
5. Fascinating background “bokeh” throughout the wide-angle range due to its fast constant F/2.8 aperture
Utilizing its shallow depth of field at F/2.8, it enables users to capture beautiful bokeh effects even at wide coverage angles. Its advanced optical formula and 9-bladed circular diaphragm are designed with defocused photography in mind – perfect for creating images where subjects stand out from their natural, blended backgrounds.
6. Proven fluorine coating utilizing Tamron’s industrial lens expertise is used on the front element
Fluorine coating, with an established track record in Tamron’s industrial lenses, such as those used in automotive cameras, has been applied to the front element. It repels water and dirt, and makes it easier to remove smudges.
7. Flexible, high-performance focusing with USD
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*5 delivers high torque, high precision, and virtually silent autofocus action. A full-time manual focus mechanism permits fine focus adjustments instantly without needing to exit AF mode.
8. Lens hood designed to prevent light from striking lens at all focal lengths
This unique lens hood provides effective shading of the front lens surface over the entire zoom range to minimize flare. It utilizes the unique characteristics of the optical system in which the front lens group recedes as you zoom in from 15 mm to 30 mm.
9. Double-hood structure provides additional strength
A double-hood structure has been incorporated into the lens design to improve the durability of the zoom mechanism.
10. Comes with “SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron”, RAW image processing software customized for Tamron SP lenses
The SILKYPIX Developer Studio software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating adjustments that can express the personal style and taste of the photographer. These include white balance, color, sharpness, and the tonal curves recorded by digital cameras.
The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron’s SP series lenses – renowned for their crisp, high-resolution imaging – this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers’ most exacting demands.
1 The XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element is capable of efficiently correcting aberrations in the angle of view that changes significantly with an ultra-wideangle zoom lens. Furthermore, it has an especially significant impact on minimizing distortion and enhancing sharpness of the image at its periphery.2 eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating is a new nanotechnology-based coating technique developed by Tamron to reduce unwanted reflections.
3 The Sony mount version does not include VC since Sony digital SLR bodies incorporate built-in image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is “SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di USD” without the VC designation.
4 VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron’s proprietary image stabilization mechanism.
5 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron’s proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
**Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon-mount and the Nikon-mount lens.
*6 The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice
Detailed Feature Specifications
VC is Tamron’s proprietary image stabilization system. Tamron’s VC employs a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three ceramic ball bearings. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the ceramic ball bearings, achieving smooth movement with little friction. And since the VC mechanism is moved in parallel using only the motorized control, the mechanical structure has been simplified, enabling the development of more compact lenses.
*The Ultrasonic Motor
In the ultrasonic motor, a piezoelectric element arranged in a ring formation generates ultrasonic vibrations in a metallic ring stator, and this vibration energy is used to rotate a metallic ring rotor that is attached to the stator. The rotation energy is in turn transferred from the metallic ring rotor to operate the focusing mechanism of the lens.
* eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating
eBAND Coating, developed by Tamron, is a new coating technique that radically improves anti-reflection properties. A nano-structured layer (1nm = 1/1,000,000mm), with dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible rays of light, is deployed on top of multiple coating layers to maximize light transmission efficiency.
Reflections occur at the interface between the lens and the air because of the difference in refractive indices of the two substances. The nano-structure of the eBAND Coating makes possible an extremely low refractive index by minimizing the differential with that of air while actively inducing air to its own structure, thus significantly suppressing the extent and degree of reflections.
In addition, the total anti-reflection efficiency at the lens surface is further improved by means of integrating the conventional coating technique based on an active utilization of the “interference of light” principle, attenuating the level of reflections by overlaying reflected light on the coating front surface and that of the back side with its phase shifted, thus increasing the net transmissivity.
As a hybrid technology that integrates the newly developed nano-structured layer with an extremely low refractive index and conventional multiple-layer coatings, the eBAND Coating provides superb anti-reflection performance, delivering crisp, razor sharp images, and eliminating the flare and ghosting that can tangibly damage image quality to a remarkable degree.
About Tamron“New Eyes for Industry” is Tamron’s philosophy. This creed is consistent with the company’s position as a comprehensive manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all of its business activities. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high power All-In-One™ lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD – the world’s smallest and lightest 15X All-In-One™ zoom lens featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation. Tamron’s recent SP (Super performance) lens introductions have received accolades and high praise from leading photographic magazines and websites for their outstanding best-in-class performance. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.
Optical Product Line-up:
Interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, digital camera lenses, video camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, CCTV and IP lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more.
Low aperture zoom lenses are ideal for anyone looking to improve the quality of their images. If you’re shooting high action in a low light situation or trying to achieve a unique look with a smaller depth of focus, these lenses are ideal for you. Both the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 and Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lenses are stabilized and cost hundreds of dollars less then the Nikon or Canon versions. Stop in to check out these Tamron lenses and more at Bergen County Camera.
Looking for a lens for your DSLR that will make your life easier. Stop in and check out the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3. This all in one lens eliminates the need to carry multiple lenses. No need to swap lenses, whether you’re looking to take a photo of your family in your living room or the bird in the tree across the street. This lens now carries a $50 mail in rebate. Looking for a solid dedicated zoom lens? The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 now features a $100 mail in rebate. This lens is perfect whether you own a full frame or crop sensor camera. Plus as a stabilized zoom lens, you’ll get clearer images with slower shutter speeds then non stabilized lenses. These mail in rebates are valid until March 31st 2014.
Additional information is available by clicking on any trip name listed below. Every trip includes a pre-trip session, and Saturday Focus Session Review.
Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ – Sunday, March 24, 2013
Price: $250 with registration required. Register
Our friends from Tamron will be joining us for this event. They will have an assortment of Tamron lenses to borrow and try during the trip.
Grounds for Sculpture – Sunday, April 14, 2013
Price: $99.99 through March 17th then $129.99 with registration required. Register
Our friends from Lensbaby will be joining us for this event. They will have an assortment of Lensbabies lenses to borrow and try during the trip.
Includes bus transportation, admission, and lunch.
Rockland Boulders Dugout Experience – Meetup Rockland County, NY – Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tickets: $50.00 with registration required. Register
Join us for a multi-brand demo day on Saturday, June 16th from 10 am – 4 pm at our Westwood location. This is a perfect opportunity to get all your Father’s Day shopping questions answered. We’ll have vendor reps on hand from Canon, Fuji, Hoodman, Lensbaby, Nikon, and Sony to answer all of your questions.
Fuji X10 Rebate
We will be offering a $50 instant rebate on the Fuji x10 from June 14 – June 30, 2012