Fluorine coated front element
Because the large diameter and prominent convex profile of the front element does not allow the use of a protective filter, the front element of the lens has a fluorine coating. The coating repels water and dirt, and also makes it much easier to remove smudges.
XGM lens element for exquisite images
The combination of a large diameter XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) with several LD elements in the first lens group of the 18-element, 13-group optical design effectively controls distortion and chromatic aberrations that typically affect wide-angle lenses.
eBAND and BBAR Coating
A new generation of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been optimized for ultra-wide angles of view. Together with Tamron’s proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating which suppresses tangential reflections, they effectively correct ghosting and flare, yielding vivid images of extraordinary clarity.
Vibration Compensation enhances photo opportunities
Responding to the demand for a wide-angle lens suited for handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds, Tamron has created the world's first F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilization. The result is a lens able to capture sharp images even when shooting handheld under low light conditions.
Soft-focus backgrounds at wide-angle settings
Thanks to its large F/2.8 aperture, this lens lets you soften the foreground or background to dramatically emphasize the subject. It can also capture wide-macro effects with its minimum focus distance of 0.28m over the entire focal-length range.
Resistant to the elements
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Ultrasonic Silent Drive for precise, and quiet autofocus
The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures autofocusing with precision.
Additional product features
VC (Vibration Compensation)
The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Powerful ultrasonic motor for quick and dynamic subjects. It is extremely quiet, precise and allows manual control at any time.
Tamron's Super Performance series delivers a range of lenses that meet the highest standards.
LD (Low Dispersion)
Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.
Internal Focusing (IF) System
The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.
Nano-structured lens coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting.