Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8 Di OSD Lens Announced, Priced $599, Available for Pre-Order


Tamron has just officially announced the new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD lens for Canon & Nikon full frame DSLR camera. It is small, light ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, featuring 15 elements, including low-dispersion and aspherical, along with fluorine and ‘BBAR’ coatings, an ‘Optimized Silent Drive’ AF motor for precise focusing, dust and moisture sealed and weighs 459g (16.2oz). This new lens costs $599, available for pre-order at AmazonB&H/ Adorama.

Press release:

Tamron Announces the Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens in its Class

A sophisticated balance of outstanding optics and matchless mobility

August 6, 2018, Commack, New York— Tamron announces the launch of a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The vision behind the Model A037 is that of an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that has a separate concept from SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012), with superb image quality and easy portability. At just 3.5 in in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. The focal length ranges from an ultra-wide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for snapshot photography. As for F-stops, the wide-angle end is a large aperture F/2.8, and at the telephoto end is a fast F/4. The Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating help to enhance the user’s photographic experience. For those looking to try out an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the first time, as well as having a lens that is easily portable, the A037 is the definitive choice. The lens will be available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at a suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.


1. High-performance imaging for shooting vast landscapes in sharp detail

2. Advanced coating technology along with proprietary ghosting analysis simulation technology enabled the high level of backlighting control

3. OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) enables both excellent AF speed and drive noise reduction

4. Circular aperture to produce a smooth-edged bokeh

5. Moisture-Resistant Construction

6. Fluorine Coating

7. Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens  Priced $599 AmazonB&HAdorama.
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 17–35 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F2.8–4
Minimum aperture F16–22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 15
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings LD/GM elements, BBAR/fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Maximum magnification 0.2×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 460 g (1.01 lb)
Diameter 84 mm (3.31)
Length 93 mm (3.66)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Filter thread 77 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

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