Tamron is a big name in the aftermarket lens world making lenses for just about all the DSLR cameras on the market. Tamron has announced its latest lens offering and the new lens claims to be the world's smallest and lightest 15x optical zoom lens and is the first from Tamron to use Piezo Drive AF also known as PZD AF. The lens has 15x zoom and covers a focal range of 18-270mm.
The lens uses the piezoelectric autofocus motor and is made for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a 62mm filter diameter and has vibration compensation image stabilization. It has the first standing wave ultrasonic motor that Tamron has used for DSLR lenses. Along with the 18-270mm, focal range the lens has F/3.5-6.3 specifications and will be offered for Nikon and Canon cameras.
The lens for Nikon and Canon cameras will hit Japan on December 20. Tamron will offer the lens with a Sony mount later. The Sony mount lens will not have the VC image stabilization system. The lens weighs 450g and is 88mm in length. Pricing is unannounced at this time.