New generation "G2" lens boasts faster AF speed and enhanced VC
Introducing the pinnacle of fast telephoto zoom with advanced features for improved optical performance, functionality and usability - All features overhauled to create an accomplished, top-grade high-speed telephoto zoom lens.
Optical design enhanced for even higher performance
VC performance is 5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations
Demonstratively improved autofocus speed and responsiveness
MOD reduced to 37.4" (1:6.1 max. mag. Ratio)
Tamron's sophisticated eBAND Coating eliminates ghosting and flare
Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction
Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate
Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console™, an optional accessory product
Teleconverters (optional) compatible with this new Tamron lens
Improvements achieved for a more stable optical performance across the entire zoom range - The optical design has been completely overhauled in comparison with the previous model (A009), and superior performance and resolution is now ensured across the entire zoom range. Outstanding optical performance that is uniform and well-balanced is maintained, not only in the 70mm wideangle range but also in the middle focal ranges and the 200mm telephoto range. Using the A025 in combination with a dedicated tele converter attached makes it possible to fully enjoy ultra-telephoto photography while maintaining excellent optical performance.
Improved depictive quality in the wide-angle focal range
With transverse chromatic aberrations minimized, improvements have been made in the periphery of the image plane on the wide-angle side. Its deliver the sharpness and high resolution n the periphery.
Improved depictive quality in the telephoto focal range
Deploying the LD lens element has minimized axial chromatic aberrations occurring on the telephoto side.
Optical construction - The optical design of the new A025 consists of 23 elements in 17 groups. 1 XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and 5 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements are used. The optimum deployment of both of these elements completely eliminates chromatic aberrations, which tend to become particularly prominent in high-speed telephoto zoom lenses.
Outstanding resolving power - The optical design was completely reworked to better accommodate the higher pixel-density digital cameras of the new era. Considering the need to also maintain excellent image quality when using a tele converter, creative ideas have been incorporated to the utmost to consistently ensure high-level performance. As a result, outstanding resolution and contrast reproduction performance is achieved across the entire zoom range.
Beautiful background blur effects - For the new A025, the designers placed importance on its spectacular background blur effects, a significant factor comprising the depictive quality of a high-speed telephoto lens. Soft, beautifully-tune d background blur effects (bokeh) worthy of a high-speed lens have been achieved as a result. Both the sharp, clear images in the area in focus and the impressively smooth and soft transition to the background accentuate the main subject in an attractive manner in portrait photography, etc.
Minimum Object Distance of 37.4" achieved - In response to the strong requests of customers using the A009, the predecessor model of the new A025, innovative ideas have been incorporated into the cutting-edge optical design to reduce the Minimum Object Distance (MOD) from 50.7" to 37.4" for the A025. With a shorter working distance possible, it is easier to determine the composition in a location where there is no more space for the photographer to back up with the camera, enabling close-up photography using a telephoto lens with much greater flexibility. Shooting at and around the minimum focus distance allows for close-up photographic expressions, just like macro photography.
Reduction in occurrence of flare and ghosting - eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular- Dependency) Coating is a nano-structured layer applied to the lens element surface. In addition to regular anti-reflection coatings, eBAND Coating offers higher light transmission and significant improvements in anti-reflection characteristics, particularly against angulated incident rays. Combined with BBAR (Broad-Band Anti- Reflection) coatings, flare and ghosting are reduced to imperceptible levels.
Highest VC level in class with image stabilization performance of 5 stops - The incorporation of two micro computers has reinforced the control performance of Tamron's unique VC system, which now achieves an image stability performance of 5 stops according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standard for the A025 (when using VC Mode 3). Even for telephoto shooting in low light, which often tends to be affected by camera shake, the photographer can now enjoy handheld shooting with a much greater degree of freedom.
Offering three situation-specific VC modes - Model A025 now has three types of VC modes, and it is possible to choose the optimum VC mode according to the situation for taking a photograph, such as when wishing to pan the camera.
VC Mode 1 is the standard mode that strikes an excellent balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects.
VC Mode 2 is used exclusively for panning.
VC Mode 3 prioritizes the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image.
With the optional TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM accessory, the configuration of VC Mode 1 can be customized. Choose the viewfinder view with either standard or viewfinder image priority.
Faster AF and better response - The Model A025 is equipped with an USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from the current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects. When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.
Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistance Construction - Ideal for use in outdoor photography, Model A025 offers Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction, thanks to special moisture-proof and dust-resistant sealants used at every joint and seam. The sealant material helps to prevent the intrusion of any dirt, dust or water droplets compared to conventional moisture-resistant construction.
Fluorine Coating - The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is waterand oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints.
Electromagnetic diaphragm system for Nikon-mount lenses - An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which is a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now utilized in Nikon-mount lenses. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.
Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm (D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D300, D300s, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D3x, D4, D4s, Df, D500, D5). (As of January 1; Tamron)
New Arca-Swiss style tripod - The Arca-Swiss style quick release plates can be easily attached and detached and are well known for their stability. A new tripod mount that is compatible with them has now been developed, with particular attention paid to the height of the tripod mount to enhance its integrated feel with the lens barrel in this design, with an increase in rigidity when using a tripod. The use of lightweight magnesium alloy as the material has further eased the burden of carrying the tripod mount for each photographer.
Teleconverters exclusively for the Tamron lens - Two exclusive teleconverters, which perfectly match the optics of the new SP 70-200mm G2 - (Model A025), offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range of up to 400mm. These new teleconverters extend the focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther ultra-telephoto ranges. Autofocus and VC features are retained with this Model. Furthermore, they are ideal for use in outdoor photography when matched with any lens that has a Moisture-Resistant Construction. The teleconverters have special seals that are dust-resistant and moisture-proof used at every joint and seam.
Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product - The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens's firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
Design Concept - The new design adopted for the five SP series lenses already on the market is essentially the fusion of engineering and style, the pursuit of functional beauty and craftsmanship achieved by giving meticulous attention to minute details. The use of metal as the exterior material creates a highgrade design based on a concept that emphasizes "Human Touch" characteristics and significantly improves user-friendliness. The SP models feature a novel design for the switches, easy-to-read characters, an enlarged window over the distance scale and the adoption of organic forms that are easy for the photographer's fingers to hold onto. This design philosophy-the pursuit of functional beauty with a "human touch"-is applied even to the most minute details of the new SP 70-200mm G2 (Model A025) high-speed telephoto zoom lens. By using metal for the exterior material, the Model A025 achieves a size and weight that makes comfortable handheld shooting possible, with a slim and stylish appearance design to top it all off.
Focal length - 70-200mm
35mm equivalent - 109-310mm
F number - 2.8
Angle of view 34.21-Degrees - 12.21-Degrees
Optical Construction - 17-23
Glass elements - XLD 1, LD 5
Coating - eBAND/Fluorine coating
MOD - 0.95m
Max. Magnification Ratio - 1:6.1
Aperture blades - 9 (circular diaphragm)
Filter size - 77mm
Maximum Diameter - 88mm
Length - 191.3mm
Weight - 1,485g
Focus method - IF
Image Stabilization - VC (CIPA 5-stops)
AF Drive - USD
Compatible Mount - N/C
Hood - Flower-shaped
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