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Your FREE newspaper packed with the latest news, views and stories from the world of photography Tamron pushes zoomboundary World’s first 18.8x zoom for APS-C format unveiled. Could this revolutionary 16-300mm lens replace all the optics currently weighing down your kitbag?
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Tamron has shattered its own supersoom record with the introduction of the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. Available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts for £529, the range dwarfs the previous record breaker; the 18-270mm. The new lens is for APS-C format cameras and gives the 35mm format equivalent of 24-450mm (depends on crop factor) so in one compact package, almost every subject can be handled. It’s the perfect one lens solution, ideal for travelling light – it weighs in at just 540g. It features Tamron’s Piezo Drive technology so it’s almost silent in use and there’s full-time manual focus override with 39cm minimum focus throughout the range. To help with shooting sharp pictures at low shutter speeds there is Vibration Compensation. Photography News ’s editor Will Cheung got to spend some time with the zoom recently and first impressions are favourable. He comments that the autofocus is speedy, “even in low light it latched onto scenes with little or no hesitation”. Find out what else he had to say on page 6 of this issue.
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