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Tamron for Canon EF

Tamron has been a supplier of lenses for Canon and other camera brands for decades. The company invented the interchangeable T-mount and Adaptall mount in the 1960s and 1970s, and has been providing lenses with fixed bayonet mounts since autofocus became widespread. Tamron's offer targets the casual hobbyist, as well as the enthusiast or professional photographer. However, Tamron's lens lineup for the EF-mount is not as broad and comprehensive as Sigma's catalog, for example. Instead, Tamron has traditionally focused on some particular niches, such as superzooms or macro lenses, where it could supply highly competitive optics at very attractive prices.

Tamron 35mm
Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD on Canon EOS 6D

So what is in the pipeline from Tamron or rumoured in terms of EF-mount lens releases? Tamron does not provide an explicit roadmap of upcoming lenses, but it seems fair to expect that the recent broadening of the lens portfolio with the addition of more high-quality primes and zooms aimed at enthusiasts will continue. Tamron has been additing optical image stabilization ("vibration correction") to all of its lenses, including wide-angles such as the 15-30mm F/2.8, has been applying improved lens coatings, and upgraded its autofocus motors to the fast and quiet Ultrasonic Drive. The timeline below highlights the most recent lens announcements by Tamron. The overview table further down lists the key specs of Tamron autofocus lenses – old and new – for ease of comparison. All these listings cover both EF lenses for full frame EOS cameras and EF-S lenses for APS-C cameras, such as the popular Canon Rebel series.

New Tamron Lenses for Canon EF

Aug 2018

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

tamron 15 30mm 28 vc usd g2
  • Wide-angle Zoom for Full Frame
  • USD autofocus
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
  • Filters: none
  • Dimensions: 145 x 98 mm (5.9 x 4.0")
  • Weight: 1,110 g (39.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,299
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
Aug 2018

Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD

tamron 17 35mm 28 40 osd
  • Wide-angle Zoom for Full Frame
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 16 / 22
  • Aperture blades: 7, rounded
  • Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Filter size: 77
  • Dimensions: 93 x 84 mm (3.8 x 3.4")
  • Weight: 460 g (16.2 oz)
  • Launch Price: $599
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Feb 2018

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD

tamron 70 210mm 40 vc usd
  • Tele-photo Zoom for Full Frame
  • USD autofocus
  • Aperture range: f/4 - 32
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Construction: 20 elements in 14 groups
  • Filter size: 67
  • Dimensions: 175 x 76 mm (7.1 x 3.1")
  • Weight: 859 g (30.3 oz)
  • Launch Price: $799
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

EF-mount lenses made by Tamron

The table below provides a listing of Tamron lenses that are available in EF and EF-S mount with their main specifications and prices at the time of their launch. The list covers Tamron's current lens catalog, as well as discontinued optics. The listed prices are not adjusted for inflation, so that older lenses might appear relatively cheap in nominal terms and might have been subject to subsequent price increases. If you are not interested in information on crop-sensor EF-S lenses in the listing below, you can hide the respective rows by un-selecting the checkbox in the table header.

Headline Specifications of Tamron Lenses for Canon
Wide-angle ZoomsFocus
System
(type)
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Type
(size)
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(y/n)
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Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical AF 77 n 83 x 87 mm 406 g 2008499- iTamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLDHLD 77 Y 84 x 85 mm 440 g 2017499 i iTamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
Tamron SP 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD AsphericalAF 77 n 83 x 79 mm 355 g 2005369- iTamron SP 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USDUSD n n 98 x 143 mm 1,110 g 20141,199 i iTamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2USD n Y 98 x 145 mm 1,110 g 20181,299 i iTamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD AsphericalAF 77 n 83 x 87 mm 440 g 2004329- iTamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical
Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSDAF 77 Y 84 x 93 mm 460 g 2018599 i iTamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD
Tamron SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5AF 77 n 77 x 86 mm 525 g 2004669- iTamron SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5
Wide-angle PrimesFocus
System
(type)
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Type
(size)
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Tamron SP 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical IFAF n n 87 x 89 mm 661 g 19992,179- iTamron SP 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical IF
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USDUSD 67 Y 80 x 79 mm 451 g 2015599 i iTamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USDUSD 67 Y 80 x 89 mm 499 g 2015599 i iTamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Standard ZoomsFocus
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(type)
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Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MacroPZD 67 n 75 x 100 mm 539 g 2014629 i iTamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD AsphericalAF 67 n 74 x 83 mm 430 g 2008599 i iTamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD AsphericalAF 72 n 80 x 94 mm 570 g 2008649 i iTamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD AsphericalAF 62 n 74 x 84 mm 398 g 2005399- iTamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VCAF 62 n 75 x 94 mm 400 g 2015249 i iTamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD AsphericalAF 62 n 74 x 84 mm 430 g 2006699- iTamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical AF 72 n 80 x 101 mm 550 g 2008599- iTamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZDPZD 62 n 74 x 88 mm 450 g 2010449 i iTamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLDHLD 72 Y 79 x 124 mm 710 g 2017649 i iTamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USDUSD 82 Y 88 x 117 mm 825 g 20121,299- iTamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2USD 82 Y 88 x 112 mm 904 g 20171,199 i iTamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD AsphericalAF 67 n 73 x 92 mm 510 g 2003499 i iTamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical
Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AsphericalAF 58 n 72 x 70 mm 230 g 2007169- iTamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical
Tamron SP 28-105mm f/2.8 LD AsphericalAF 82 n 86 x 112 mm 869 g 1999799- iTamron SP 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical SuperAF 72 n 78 x 82 mm 465 g 1998499- iTamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical Super
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical MacroAF 62 n 71 x 75 mm 354 g 2006299- iTamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical Macro
Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical MacroAF 72 n 81 x 94 mm 584 g 1999779- iTamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical Macro
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD AsphericalAF 62 n 73 x 84 mm 420 g 2004439- iTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD AsphericalAF 67 n 78 x 99 mm 555 g 2007629- iTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZDPZD 67 n 74 x 96 mm 540 g 2015599 i iTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD
Tele ZoomsFocus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
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(y/n)
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(dia x len)
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Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LDAF 52 n 72 x 83 mm 295 g 2008199- iTamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD MacroAF 77 n 90 x 194 mm 1,330 g 2008699- iTamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USDUSD 77 Y 86 x 197 mm 1,470 g 20121,499- iTamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2USD 77 Y 88 x 190 mm 1,490 g 20171,299 i iTamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USDUSD 67 Y 76 x 175 mm 859 g 2018799 i iTamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2AF 62 n 77 x 117 mm 435 g 2008199- iTamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USDUSD 62 n 82 x 143 mm 765 g 2010449 i iTamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD MacroAF 62 n 77 x 119 mm 435 g 2000199- iTamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USDUSD 95 n 106 x 258 mm 1,950 g 2013999- iTamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2USD 95 Y 108 x 258 mm 1,990 g 20161,399 i iTamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 LD IFAF 77 n 85 x 178 mm 1,201 g 1998539- iTamron 200-400mm f/5.6 LD IF
Tamron SP 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LDAF 77 n 94 x 227 mm 1,237 g 2004949- iTamron SP 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD
Tele PrimesFocus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
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(y/n)
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(dia x len)
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Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF MacroAF 55 n 73 x 80 mm 400 g 2009529 i iTamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USDUSD 67 Y 85 x 91 mm 700 g 2016749 i iTamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 MacroAF 55 n 71 x 97 mm 403 g 1997429- iTamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 MacroAF 55 n 72 x 97 mm 405 g 2001499- iTamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F004)USD 58 n 76 x 115 mm 550 g 2012749- iTamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F004)
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F017)USD 62 Y 79 x 117 mm 609 g 2016649 i iTamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F017)
Tamron SP 180mm f/3.5 Di LD 1:1 MacroAF 72 n 85 x 166 mm 920 g 2003739 i iTamron SP 180mm f/3.5 Di LD 1:1 Macro
Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8 LDAF 112 n 120 x 217 mm 2,250 g 19992,899- iTamron SP 300mm f/2.8 LD
 

Further Reading

You can find a similar overview of Sigma AF lenses for Canon on this site, as well as a compendium of Canon's own EF-mount lenses.

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