Tamron announced date for Canon's mounted APS-C format SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II

Despite the PMA 2009 is less than a week away, Tamron have not revealed anything new for PMA 2009 yet. But recently, the company has quietly announced the EF-mount for its long-awaited SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II ultra wide zoom lens in Japan.Announced back in Photokina, the 10-24mm Di ll features the first-ever ultra wide-angle lens, designed exclusively for crop-sensor digital SLR cameras, with 2.4x optics that covers a focal length range with the 35mm equiv. of 16mm to 37mm. Tamron delivered the Nikon's version shortly after but remained mum on the Canon's counterpart until today. Dubbed "B001", the Canon-mount 10-24mm Di II is slated to launch in Japan at March, 3th 2009. Coincidentally, it will be on the same opening date for PMA 2009 and let's hope that's not the only offering we'll see from Tamron.

[Tamron Japan via dcviews]