Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

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Reviews of the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD from around the web.

the-digital-picture.com »

The ultra-wide angle full frame compatible zoom lens field is becoming ever more crowded and it requires a special lens to grab significant attention today. The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens has done just that.
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lenstip.com »

The segment of ultra-wide, fast zoom lenses designed for full frame is very differentiated. In fact it seems every producer follows their own path, or even several paths at the same time. In the case of Canon it all started in 1989 with the EF 20–35 mm f/2.8L lens; then we were showed the EF 17–35 mm f/2.8L USM and two 16–35 mm f/2.8L models, the last launched in 2007. Sony decided to construct an instrument with similar parameters; they were helped by Zeiss and, as result, the Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 16–35 mm f/2.8 T* SSM was produced. In that system you can also get a support from Minoltas, e.g. the AF 17–35 mm f/2.8–4 (D) model.
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ephotozine.com »

This ultra-wide angle lens from Tamron sports a fast constant aperture of f/2.8 and as it is one of Tamron's 'SP' lenses, it sports rugged build quality and a dust and weather sealed construction. Unusually for a lens in this range, this optic has Vibration Compensation, which should help to tame camera shake at low shutter speeds. An ultrasonic focusing motor should provide quick focusing speeds, silently with full-time manual focus override.
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photoreview.com.au »

Announced at Photokina in September 2014, Tamron's SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is now on sale locally for Canon and Nikon cameras, providing an attractive, more affordable alternative to similar wide-angle zoom lenses from Canon and Nikon. (Designed for 'full-frame' cameras, it's cheaper than similar lenses from Canon and Nikon and, unlike its rivals, includes VC stabilisation. The Sony version will be released later without VC as Sony DSLRs have sensor-shift stabilisation.) We received the lens with a Canon mount for our review.
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