1. The Tamron 28–75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a mid-range zoom lens that is compatible with Nikon (built-in AF motor), Canon, Sony and Pentax. This is a lens favored by pros and serious amateurs because of its fast f/2.8 aperture and compact size, 3.6 inches (92mm) in length and weighing 18 oz. (510g). The Tamron 28mm–75mm also produces exceptional image quality because of special XR and LD glass and the efficient use of aspherical elements as well as its non-rotating internal-focus (IF) design. The Tamron 28–75mm retails for approximately $450.
2. The Tamron 28–200mm f/3.8–5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) MACRO is one of the company’s all-in-one lenses with a compatible mount for Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax. One of its primary features is a 7.1X zoom ratio, which translates into a broad range of wide-angle and long telephoto focal lengths. Weighing only 12.5 oz (354g), sports, action and travel photographers can easily carry and shoot with this lens all day. Its minimum focus distance is 19.3 inches (0.49m). The Tamron 28mm–200mm retails for approximately $280.
3. The Tamron 28–300mm f/3.5–6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is another general-purpose lens that includes an 11x zoom range. This gives most digital photographers and wildlife and sports photographers an extreme choice of focal lengths from wide to super-zoom telephoto. It also has mounts for Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax and is capable of a close focus to 19.3 inches (0.49m). The Tamron 28mm–300mm is priced at less than $500 from many retailers.
4. The aperture speed of the Tamron 70–200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO lens not only allows faster shutter speeds in low light, but also provides photographers with a shallow depth-of-field for more creative control and variety. This Tamron lens is compatible with Nikon (built-in AF motor), Canon, Sony and Pentax. Tamron claims the 70–200mm f/2.8 has the closest focus, at 37.4” (0.95m) (1:3.1 at 200mm), than any comparable lens. It accepts 77mm filters and is 7.6 inches (194.3mm) in length and weighs 40.6 oz. (1,150g). The Tamron 70–200mm f/2.8 can be purchased for approximately $730.
5. The Tamron SP 70–300mm f/4–5.6 Di VC USD is a superior telephoto zoom lens that features compatible mounts for Nikon (built-in AF motor), Canon and Sony cameras. This lens includes Tamron’s first use of an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) for auto-focusing. For handheld shooting of quickly moving sports and wildlife action and low-light conditions, when slow shutter speeds are required, the SP 70–300mm is also built with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) technology. This Tamron lens will focus as close as 59 inches (1.5m) and accepts 62mm filters. The Tamron SP 70–300mm f/4–5.6 is available in a range of prices from approximately $400 to $450.
6. The Tamron SP 200–500mm f/5–6.3 Di LD (IF) is the ultimate choice in a Tamron zoom lens for nature, sports and distant landscape details. Considering its extreme telephoto capabilities, the SP 200–500mm weighs only 43.2 oz. (1,226g) with a length of 8.8 inches (224.5mm). It has Nikon, Canon and Sony mount compatibility and accepts 86mm filters. The Tamron SP 200–500mm f/5–6.3 can be purchased from various retailers for $899.
7. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 is the latest in a long line of “macro portrait” lens at this focal length that has made Tamron famous. With this next-generation macro, Tamron focused on improving resolution, chromatic correction and glass element coatings to create a reliable and lightweight lens at just 14.1 oz. (400g). This lens can also be mounted to Nikon (built-in AF motor), Canon, Sony and Pentax cameras. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO retails for $386.
8. The Tamron SP 180mm f/3.5 Di LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 gives portrait photographers an added telephoto capability and brings the natural world closer to the outdoor photography enthusiast. This Tamron lens also features the company’s non-rotating internal-focus (IF) technology as well as an upgraded optical design with special LD glass. Important controls include a Filter Effect Control (FEC) ring to adjust polarizing filters and an AF/MF ring to select either manual or auto-focus with ease. This lens is compatible with Nikon, Canon and Sony bodies. The Tamron SP 180mm f/3.5 MACRO is priced by many retailers at $639.
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