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Tamron To Debut New 15-30mm F/2.8 Full Frame Lens Tomorrow?

By Anthony Thurston on September 11th 2014

A very interesting (and really exciting if you ask me), rumor cropped up earlier today. It appears that tomorrow, Tamron will be unveiling a new full frame lens in the 15-30mm range with an aperture of F/2.8.


No pictures or detailed specs have leaked yet, but this is still a pretty big release for Tamron, who has seemed to focus on the low-to-mid range consumer gear lately. If the image quality holds up and the price is right, I could see a 15-30mm F/2.8 being a really popular lens for pros and high end hobbyists alike.

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If its quality can come even close to the Nikon 14-24mm at a fraction of the cost, it would make this lens a good alternative for shooters wanting that “holy trinity” on a budget. I was wondering what Tamron would have up their sleeves for Photokina. If this holds true, this is a nice announcement for them.

Stay tuned…


What are your thoughts on Tamron releasing a new 15-30mm F/2.8 full frame lens? Do you think they can match the quality of the Nikon at a better price? Leave a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Rui Pinto

    Really anxious to see this!

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  2. Jeff Morrison

    can’t wait to see

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  3. William Emmett

    That sounds like it could be a great lens. I can only wonder if it will be made of Tamrons high quality “SP” glass.
    I now shoot my Ultra Wide Angle shots with a Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L usm, and the Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM on the 7D. If it is SP, I’d like one, but in that area I’m glass heavy. It will be great to see how it prices out against the Canon glass.

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  4. Derek Schwartz

    If it’s at least as good in terms of IQ, build quality and value as the 24-70 2.8 and newer 70-200 2.8, I’d look really closely at it. Add in VC and/or weather/dust sealing and they won’t be able to take my money fast enough…

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  5. John McCosh

    I have the Tamron 28 – 75mm f/2.8 lens and it is an awesome lens and all reviews that I have read place it right up there with the Nikon or the Canon equivalent. My next purchase is going to be the Tamron 70 – 200mm f/2.8 which also get’s great reviews and have seen many reviews rating this lens higher in image quality than the Canon equivalent.

    Personally I think this new lens will have the same high quality as the other two Tamron lenses and I will be keeping a very close eye on it as it will probably be added it to my wish list after the 70 – 200mm.

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  6. John Cavan

    Nice range for me, my primary lens is the 24-120mm f/4 and so this would fill in the spot at the wide end with little overlap. However, it would need to be a pretty good lens even if cheap or, as you noted, it’s still going to be in tough against one of the Nikkor trinity lenses for a Nikon FF shooter.

    As an aside, on Nikon bodies, it also becomes an alternative to the 17-35mm f/2.8

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  7. adam sanford

    Budget lenses… for people with $2K+ full-frame rigs? I suppose anything is possible.

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    • Eric Sharpe

      Or, it could be budget lenses for a guy like me with a D7000. I didn’t buy DX lenses, so that when I upgraded my camera body to full frame (whenever that happens), I wouldn’t have to go out and replace all my lenses at once.

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    • Eric Sharpe

      Sweet, now I can have the holy trinity of Tamron lenses!

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