Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 For Canon (A041E)

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The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is no lightweight. It is a fairly large and heavy lens, but it feels nice in the hands and...


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The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is no lightweight. It is a fairly large and heavy lens, but it feels nice in the hands and balances well with a large full-frame DSLR, such as the Canon 5DS R I used to test the lensThe lens has a bulbous front element, which moves back and forth slightly when changing the focal length. The design of the lens presents a challenge for front filters, including a lack of a screw-in mount. During my time with the lens, it handled moisture and cold conditions well and the front element, which is coated with fluorine, was easy to dry and clean. The thinner focus ring is between the zoom ring and the camera body and also has a gripped surface. The focus ring rotates with good resistance, too, and the lens has a built-in focus scale with feet and meter markings. The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 G2 lens features 18 elements across 13 groups. It offers Tamron’s latest in optical technologies, including three low dispersion elements, a pair of glass-molded aspherical elements and one eXpanded Glass Molded (XGM) element. The design and special features combine to produce very good image quality throughout the focal length range, even when shooting wide open. The wide-open sharpness performance in the center of the frame is superb. However, there is a lot of vignetting at f/2.8 and some at f/4, an issue which is alleviated by stopping down to f/5.6 and beyond. Plus, you do gain some sharpness in the corners as you stop down.

Name Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041)
Image Circle 35mm
Type Wide Zoom
Focal Length 15 - 30mm
APS Equivalent 1.5x: 22.5 - 45mm; 1.6x: 24 - 48mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Min Aperture f/22
Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular)
Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups, including 2 molded glass aspherical elements, 1 XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded) aspherical element and 3 LD elements; AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) coating; (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) coating; BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating; Fluorine coating on front surface.
Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle) 110.5 to 71.6 degrees
Focus Details Internal focusing; Ultrasonic Silent Drive USD motor with full-time MF mechanism; Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system
Front Element Rotation No
Zoom System Rotating
Closest Focus 28cm / 11 in.
Magnification Ratio 0.2x / 1:5
Filter Size n/a (Canon EF-mount version features a rear insert-type gelatin filter holder)
Dimensions(Length x Diameter) 145mm x 98.4mm / 5.7 in. x 3.87 in.
Weight 1.11kg / 39.2 oz