Tamron has just announced its new 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. At just 3.5 inches (8.9cm) in length and 1.01lbs (0.46kg) in weight, the lens is the smallest and lightest ultra-wide-angle zoom lens in its class.
Compared to the $1,099 Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, this latest lens is more affordable and more portable while not offering built-in optical stabilization.
Shooting at the widest focal length of 17mm allows you to use f/2.8, but the variable maximum aperture drops down to f/4 once you zoom in toward 35mm.
Other features and specs of the lens include 15 elements in 10 groups, a moisture-resistant construction, fluorine coating, BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) for reducing reflection and controlling ghosting and flare, an OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) for fast and quiet autofocusing, and a 7-blade circular aperture.
The new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 will be priced at $599 and will be available for the Nikon F mount starting on September 4th, 2018. The official arrival date of the Canon EF version will be announced later on.
Here are some official sample photos captured with the lens:
The lens will be available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at a suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.