Today, Tamron announced the development of a new advanced wide angle to telephoto lens compatible with full frame sensors. This new 28-300mm will have a variable aperture of 3.5-6.3 and features a new Piezo Drive (PZD) AF motor developed by Tamron.

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Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3  Product Highlights

  • State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality.
  • Focus on portability – The lens is now even smaller and lighter.
  • Advanced anti-reflection coating.
  • Upgraded cosmetic design – Elegant tungsten silver brand ring.
  • PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action.
  • Sharper images with VC (Vibration Compensation)
  • Circular diaphragm facilitates achieving spectacular blur effects
  • Moisture-resistant construction for worry-free outdoor shooting.

Obviously, this is not a lens targeted towards professional uses. But, this looks like it has the potential to be a great “all in one” travel photography type lens. Maybe for those trips to the zoo, or the family vacation to Hawaii. If the performance is similar to the new Tamron 150-600mm then it should be a quality lens.

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It is important to note that this announcement is simplly about the development for this lens. There is no availability or pricing announced yet. So stay tuned for that.

What are your thoughts on this new lens? Do you see this as an attractive lens for use in travel or family outings? Share your thoughts in a comment below to join the discussion.