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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 (even wide-angles), 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 for Canon EF lenses

6 Feb

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

tamron 10 24mm 35 45 vc hld
  • Wide-angle zoom for Canon APS-C
  • Focal length: 16-38.4mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/29
  • One XLD Element, One LD Element
  • Aspherical and Hybrid Aspherical Elements
  • BBAR and Fluorine Coatings
  • HLD Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Launch Price: $499
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
6 Feb

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

tamron 70 200mm 28 vc usd g2
  • Tele-photo Zoom for Canon Full-Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Compatible Tripod Mount
  • Launch Price: $1,299
  • Street Price: check availability 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
Wideangle Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) AF 77 no 3.3 x 3.4 in 14.3 oz 2008 499 discont. check
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD HLD 77 YES 3.3 x 3.3 in 15.5 oz 2017 499 latest check
Tamron SP 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical AF 77 no 3.3 x 3.1 in 12.5 oz 2005 369 discont. check
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD USD no no 3.9 x 5.6 in 3.9 oz 2014 1199 latest check
Tamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) AF 77 no 3.3 x 3.4 in 15.5 oz 2004 329 discont. check
Tamron SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 AF 77 no 3.0 x 3.4 in 18.5 oz 2004 669 discont. check
Wideangle Primes Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron SP 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical IF AF no no 3.4 x 3.5 in 23.3 oz 1999 2179 discont. check
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD USD 67 YES 3.1 x 3.1 in 15.9 oz 2015 599 latest check
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD USD 67 YES 3.1 x 3.5 in 17.6 oz 2015 599 latest check
Standard Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) AF 67 no 2.9 x 3.3 in 15.2 oz 2008 599 latest check
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical AF 72 no 3.1 x 3.7 in 20.1 oz 2008 649 latest check
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD USD 82 YES 3.5 x 4.6 in 29.1 oz 2012 1299 latest check
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) AF 67 no 2.9 x 3.6 in 18.0 oz 2003 499 latest check
Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical AF 58 no 2.8 x 2.8 in 8.1 oz 2007 169 discont. check
Tamron SP 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF) AF 82 no 3.4 x 4.4 in 30.7 oz 1999 799 discont. check
Super Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro PZD 67 no 3.0 x 3.9 in 19.0 oz 2014 629 latest check
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) AF 62 no 2.9 x 3.3 in 14.0 oz 2005 399 discont. check
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC AF 62 no 3.0 x 3.7 in 14.1 oz 2015 249 latest check
Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) AF 62 no 2.9 x 3.3 in 15.2 oz 2006 699 discont. check
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) AF 72 no 3.1 x 4.0 in 19.4 oz 2008 599 discont. check
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD PZD 62 no 2.9 x 3.5 in 15.9 oz 2010 449 latest check
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical (IF) Super AF 72 no 3.1 x 3.2 in 16.4 oz 1998 499 discont. check
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Macro AF 62 no 2.8 x 3.0 in 12.5 oz 2006 299 discont. check
Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical [IF] Macro AF 72 no 3.2 x 3.7 in 20.6 oz 1999 779 discont. check
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) AF 62 no 2.9 x 3.3 in 14.8 oz 2004 439 discont. check
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) AF 67 no 3.1 x 3.9 in 19.6 oz 2007 629 discont. check
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD PZD 67 no 2.9 x 3.8 in 19.0 oz 2015 599 latest check
Tele Zooms Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD AF 52 no 2.8 x 3.3 in 10.4 oz 2008 199 discont. check
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF 77 no 3.5 x 7.6 in 46.9 oz 2008 699 discont. check
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD USD 77 YES 3.4 x 7.8 in 51.9 oz 2012 1499 discont. check
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 USD 77 YES 3.5 x 7.5 in 52.6 oz 2017 1299 latest check
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF 62 no 3.0 x 4.6 in 15.3 oz 2008 199 discont. check
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD USD 62 no 3.2 x 5.6 in 27.0 oz 2010 449 latest check
Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro AF 62 no 3.0 x 4.7 in 15.3 oz 2000 199 discont. check
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD USD 95 no 4.2 x 10.2 in 68.8 oz 2013 999 discont. check
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 USD 95 YES 4.3 x 10.2 in 70.2 oz 2016 1399 latest check
Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 LD IF AF 77 no 3.3 x 7.0 in 42.4 oz 1998 539 discont. check
Tamron SP 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) AF 77 no 3.7 x 8.9 in 43.6 oz 2004 949 discont. check
Tele Primes Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro AF 55 no 2.9 x 3.1 in 14.1 oz 2009 529 latest check
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro AF 55 no 2.8 x 3.8 in 14.2 oz 1997 429 discont. check
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro AF 55 no 2.8 x 3.8 in 14.3 oz 2001 499 discont. check
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F004) USD 58 no 3.0 x 4.5 in 19.4 oz 2012 749 discont. check
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F017) USD 62 YES 3.1 x 4.6 in 21.5 oz 2016 649 latest check
Tamron SP 180mm f/3.5 Di LD (IF) 1:1 Macro AF 72 no 3.3 x 6.5 in 32.5 oz 2003 739 latest check
Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8 LD [IF] AF 112 no 4.7 x 8.5 in 79.4 oz 1999 2899 discont. check

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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