Offering a wide angle of view for full frame cameras, the Tamron SP AF 15-30mm F2.8 Di USD Lens For Nikon is a fast wide-angle zoom lens with Vibration Compensation. The f/2.8 maximum aperture performs well in low-light situations, and provides a shallow depth of field for selective focus. Further benefitting the lens is the VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilisation, which helps to minimise the appearance of camera shake to enable the use of longer shutter speeds or smaller apertures when hand-holding in low-light conditions. XGM and LD glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations and help ensure sharp and clear imagery. eBAND and BBAR coatings render uniform colours and reduce ghosting and flare, while a fluorine coating on the front element helps repel water or contaminants.
Moisture Resistant Construction
The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens is a professional-grade lens, perfect for landscapes, cityscapes, architecture and shooting in confined spaces. Suitable for full-frame and APS-C sensors, the wide-angle zoom offers superior imaging performance in a rugged, moisture resistant body.
Bright f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
Its fast f/2.8 aperture combined with Tamron’s built-in Vibration Control (VC) image stabilisation equips you with amazing exposure flexibility, excelling in difficult lighting conditions and enabling you to shoot handheld with slower shutter speeds.
Pleasing Out-of-focus Effects
The bright aperture consists of a nine-bladed circular diaphragm, specifically designed to deliver pleasing blurred background effects that allow you to remove background distractions and help the viewer concentrate on your intended subject.
Its cutting-edge optical design delivers razor sharp photos and silky smooth video across a broad range of shooting scenarios. Utilising a state-of-the-art XGM (eXpanded Glass Moulded Aspherical) element, the 15-30mm lens produces detail-rich images and accurate colour reproduction across the entire focal range.
Maximum Optical Performance
The XGM elements are complemented by concave LD elements which minimise distortion and chromatic aberration whilst improving edge-to-edge sharpness across all apertures.
Reduced Ghosting and Flare
Additionally, Tamron’s proprietary eBand and BBAR coatings are incorporated to minimise flare and ghosting, helping improve image contrast and overall clarity, especially when shooting in harsh sunlight.
Built-in Retracting Lens Hood
A built-in retracting lens hood design effectively prevents stray light from entering the lens across the entire 15-30mm focal range to further enhance clarity when shooting in daylight conditions.
Fluorine Coated Front Element
A proven fluorine coating on the front lens element repels water and dirt while making it much easier to clean smudges and fingerprints from the front element to ensure maximum optical performance.
Fast, Quiet USD Autofocusing Motor
The Tamron 15-30 mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD Lens also features a high-torque USD (Ultra Silent Drive) autofocusing system which delivers fast, accurate autofocus performance while remaining virtually silent discreet photo and video shooting, making it an excellent choice for photographers and DSLR filmmakers.