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Tamron opens up on its new wide-angle lens technology

Tamron will ship the Canon mount version of the ultra wide-angle lens for APS-C size format SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD As [IF] in Japan on March 3. This new ultra wide-angle lens offers 2.4x zoom, with a focal length range with the 35mm equivalent of 16mm ultra wide-angle to 37mm, and has a user-friendly lightweight, compact design. The SP AF10-24mm lens is designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sized image sensors. Pentax and Sony mount models will follow at a later date...

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Visit the Tamron B001 Technology websiteFirst-ever Ultra Wide-angle10-24mm Focal Length Range

This ultra wide-angle zoom lens for digital SLR cameras, with the first-ever focal length range of 10-24mm—the 35mm equivalent of 16mm ultra wide-angle to 37mm semi-wide-angle—is a perfect tool for creating dramatic landscape, cityscape, and seascape imagery. At the ultra wide-angle setting, you'll be able to capture vistas beyond what the eye can see. At the semi-wide-angle setting, you'll capture scenes with angles of view almost as spectacular. Building on Tamron's existing ultra wide-angle zoom lens (11-18mm F/4.5-5.6), this versatile lens expands the focal length range and enhances the maximum aperture—in a lightweight, compact form.

Large-aperture Glass-molded Aspherical Lens Elements Deliver High-Quality Imagery

The optical system within this zoom lens uses three large-aperture glass-molded aspherical lenses, as well as three hybrid aspherical lenses, which minimize spherical aberrations, coma, and distortion. This lens has earned its place within Tamron's SP (Super Performance) series.

Minimum Focusing Distance of 0.24m Across Zoom Range

The close focusing capability of this lens lets you capture images with an exaggerated perspective at the 10mm ultra wide-angle end or shoot with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 24mm semi-wide-angle setting. You will enjoy the freedom of creating close-ups at the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m throughout the zoom range.

Additional information: Visit the Tamron B001 Technology website
October 24, 2008
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