The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD G2 for Canon is a versatile ultra-wide angle zoom for full-frame Canon DSLRs. It’s the update to the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD. Key features include:
Advanced optics for high-quality images
Fast, accurate, and silent autofocus
4.5 stops of image stabilization
Premium Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom. The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD G2 for Canon offers full-frame coverage, enabling you to capture up to a 110° angle of view. It maintains a bright maximum aperture that gives you great depth-of-field control and low-light capabilities. Using an APS-C camera? You’ll get a focal length range equivalent to 24-48mm.
Advanced Optical Design. This lens’s thirteen-group/eighteen-element optical formula features three low-dispersion elements, two aspherical elements, and one XGM element, which give you sharp, high-contrast images across the image plane. Tamron has applied AX, eBAND, and Broad-Band Anti-Reflection coatings to the elements in order to combat reflection, flares, and ghosting, while the front element’s fluorine coating makes fingerprints, moisture, and debris easy to wipe clean.
VC Optical Image Stabilization. The 15-30mm f/2.8’s built-in image stabilizer compensates for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake so that you can shoot in lower light at slower shutter speeds without worry.
Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus. This lens autofocuses accurately, quickly, and silently, so you’re always sure to get your shot. You also get full-time manual-focus override for precision adjustments.
TAP-in Console Compatible. This lens is compatible with Tamron’s TAP-in Console for Canon.
SP stands for “Super Performance” and is indicative of a lens from Tamron’s high performance lineup.
Di refers to Tamron’s first generation of Digitally Integrated Design lenses featuring special multi-coating techniques designed to improve flare resistance and reduce ghosting.
VC is Tamron’s take on vibration compensation found in many other lenses from first and third-party manufacturers. This refers to the vibration compensation mechanism used to counter blurred lines that can occur with handheld camera operation, tele photography, and shoots requiring long shutter speeds.
USD or “Ultrasonic Silent Drive” is one of Tamron’s autofocus designs that uses ultrasonic vibrations and various rotors and stators to focus the lens, creating a fast and smooth autofocus drive.
No. Due to the bulbous front element and non-removable hood, there are no filter threads to accept a screw-on filter.
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110° 32’ – 71° 35’
Crop and Full Frame
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