Review of Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD Lens

Dustin Abbott has just posted a review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. This is an ultra-wide full-frame zoom lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony Mounts. It is very famous with its aggressive price for only $1,199.00.

From Dustin
“I fully suspect that aftermarket square filter systems will fill that void, just as they have for the Nikkor and the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The size will also be a concern for those who are counting the ounces for backpacking and/or travel. But if neither of those things spoil your interest, you will find a lens that is, in my mind, now the most compelling option available if you own a Canon and still very intriguing if you own a Nikon. And if you are a Sony user, this is a great option to pair with some of Sony’s great new sensors…”Read the full review


  • Excellent wide open sharpness that only improves when stopped down
  • Effective image stabilizer (VC), the first of its kind in a wide aperture, wide angle lens
  • Fast and accurate focus via USD drive
  • Excellent color rendition and accuracy
  • Great focal length and a wide aperture
  • Exceptional contrast
  • Robust build with weather sealing and fluorine coating to prevent water buildup
  • Low distortion
  • Vignetting and chromatic aberrations well controlled
  • Highly flare resistant
  • Very attractive sunburst
  • Nice softness in the bokeh region
  • Very reasonable price – a bargain compared to the performance
  • Great six year warranty


  • Large and heavy (largest and heaviest in its class)
  • Traditional screw on filters cannot be used
  • Early indications are that supply will not equal demand upon release like the 150-600 VC last year.
  • No case of any kind provided
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