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Now shipping: Sigma 50-150 f2.8 OS (Canon) [sold-out: Tamron 24-70/2.8], April 26, 2012
Canon DSLR users, hide your wallets! In-stock for the Canon mount is the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO for $1100 at B&H Photo. UPDATE (April 27): The Tamron is no longer in-stock but it can be pre-ordered:... Continue

New Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC (stabilized full frame with motor), February 6, 2012
Tamron has now added another option for photographers interested in the f2.8 workhorse zooms! They have announced the new 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC, which as the name suggests is optically stabilized and is a 35mm full frame lens and digitally... Continue

Tamron, Tokina and Astrodesign officially join Micro Four Thirds, January 26, 2012
The financial scandal+crisis has perhaps encouraged Olympus to run its "2 minute offense" on new products, instead of the usual fullback-on-almost-every-down we typically get from the traditional SLR manufacturers. Today they have announced that Tamron, Tokina and AstroDesign have officially... Continue

Tamron announces 18-200mm stabilized lens for the Sony NEX E-mount, December 7, 2011
In yet another sign of the increasing popularity of the mirrorless compact system cameras, Tamron is announcing a new 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 VC Di-III (yes, three) for the Sony NEX E-mount! This is the first "Di III" lens in the Tamron... Continue

Discount: Tamron 18-270mm APS-C stabilized (Nikon only) for $400, November 3, 2011
B&H Photo has launched a hot new discount, you can get the Nikon mount version of the Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-5.6 Di-II VC lens for $400 with free shipping and no rebates whatsoever. The discount is only good for the Nikon... Continue

f2.8 APS-C lens wars: Sigma vs Tamron vs Canon (28~ to 80~ eq), May 9, 2011
Darwin Wiggett has just published a 3-way f2.8 lens comparison on his blog, squaring off three f2.8 APS-C/DX lenses, the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 EF-S IS, the Shiguma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC HSM OS, and the Tammy Wynette 17-50mm f2.8 XR... Continue

Reviews Etc (Sony A580, Canon 320EX, Fuji HS20, GH2 hackery, etc), May 4, 2011
Time to check in with some of the latest lens reviews. As usual, lens reviews can be found at the lens reviews cave. Please note the lens reviews mini-site features completed lens reviews only. Samples, first looks, unboxings, and fluffy... Continue

Reviews Etc (D7000, E-PL2, XZ1, Pocket Wiz, LensBaby Sweet 35, etc), March 3, 2011
Time for a new and rather spartan review round-up. We also have a giant imaging sensor (for X-Ray applications), new firmware for a trio of Olympus cameras, and a Ricoh "who's praising us nao" moment. Let's take a look... Camera... Continue

Tamron and Nikon patents theorize lens stabilization via tele-converter, February 22, 2011
The majority of SLR photographers use Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and none of those cameras are offering sensor-shift image stabilization. But now there is some hope on the horizon, as Japanese patent-hunting blog Egami (computer translated) has spotted patents from... Continue

CP+ 2011 pictures and sounds from the Trade Show Floor, February 9, 2011
Now that the gear news appears to have slowed down and the day winds down in Japan, let's take a look at some of the sights and sounds from the CP+ 2011 trade show floor! Canon + T3/1100D in red,... Continue

Sony opening E-mount specifications to lens makers on April 1st, February 7, 2011
With CP+ opening its doors on the 9th (Japanese time), the announcements are going to pick up steam, so hold on to your browsers! In a very welcome sign of more openness and interoperability, beginning April 1st (hopefully not a... Continue

New Tamron 18-270mm PZD f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC promises smallness, December 9, 2010
In perhaps a sign that they are preparing for mirrorless and compact DSLRs, Tamron has just announced a smaller PZD edition of their 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC superzoom lens. Code deciphering: VC = image stabilization, Di-II: APS-C, PZD = PieZo... Continue

Trend-spotting: What are the manufacturers promoting in the magazines?, December 8, 2010
Time for some "trend spotting". We take a look at what the major manufacturers are promoting in the year-end (December 2010) editions of two popular photography print magazines, Popular Photography and Shutterbug. Both issues are thicker than usual - save... Continue

(DEAD) Tamron super-rebates on select lenses (ends October 10), September 17, 2010
Update (October 11, 2010): The Super Rebates have now expired! Original Post Tamron has a new round of "super rebates"... The rebate promotion started on September 3 and ends on October 10, 2010, and must be post-marked by October 31st...... Continue

New Epson printers (and more), new Panasonic UHS-I speedy SDHC, Tammy aberrations, September 1, 2010
We are not done yet! There is more stuff. So much so that we are grouping all the smaller announcements together! We still haven't found time to round-up the latest reviews (coming up next, unless there's more new camera announcements).... Continue

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