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Tamron Announces 2 New Lenses
February 15, 2004
While there has been practically nothing going on for the past few days, I did come across a February 12, 2004 (Japan) announcement from Tamron about two new lenses for Canon, Nikon, and Minolta cameras. I translated as much as I could from their website.

Tamron 200-500 f/5.6-6.3

The 200-500mm f/5.6-6.3 is scheduled to be released in May 2004, for Canon/Nikon/Minolta cameras. Price is $130,000 Yen (~$1,232.00). This price should be less in the US, due to less taxation. Some of the specs are:

  • Model Name: SP AF200-500mmF/5-6.3 Di LD [ IF ] (model A08)
  • Focal Length: 200-500mm
  • Angle Of View: 12 - 5
  • Brightness: f/5.6-6.3
  • Lens Elements: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Smallest Aperture: f/32
  • Shortest Focusing Distance: 2.5m
  • Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.0
  • Total Length: 227mm
  • Filter Diameter: 86mm
  • Weight: 1237g (1295g w/filter)
  • Price: 130,000 Yen (~$1232 USD)
  • Expected Release Date: May 2004
Tamron 90mm f/2.8

The 90mm f/2.8 does not have a release date as of yet, and there is no price estimate either. Some of the specs are:

  • Model Name: SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (model 272E)
  • Focal Length: 90mm
  • Angle Of View: 27
  • Brightness: f/2.8
  • Lens Elements: 10 elements in 9 groups
  • Smallest Aperture: Unknown at this time
  • Shortest Focusing Distance: .29m
  • Reproduction Ratio: 1:1
  • Total Length: 97mm
  • Filter Diameter: 55mm
  • Weight: 405g (1295g w/filter)
  • Price: Unknown at this time
  • Expected Release Date: Unknown at this time

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