Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Tamron News: 70-300 f/4-5.6 USD VC

Tamron have launched a new 70-300 zoom lens. It's got vibration compensation (VC) and uses their new ultra-sonic silent drive (USD), as well as as an extra-low dispersion (XLD) element. Full name is SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)

Initally launched with a Nikon mount, Canon and Sony to follow.

More details here.


  1. Anyone know if the USD is faster Nikons? 70-300?

  2. According to the Nikon website (, their 70-300 lens has an aperture of f/4.5-5.6, which would suggest the Tamron lens is faster at 70mm. That doesn't mean it's a better lens though, of course...