Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens - Nikon Mount

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Tamron aims for the highest standards with the SP (Super Performance) lens series – and the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens is a worthy addition.

This high-performance zoom lens equals the performance of fixed focal length lenses from 15mm to 30mm, an unprecedented achievement made possible by the development of its unique XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) lens element that effectively controls aberrations and enhances sharpness. The Tamron 15-30mm is the first zoom to combine such a wide range of coverage, a fast f/2.8 aperture and image stabilisation.


Superior new coating for wide-angle image quality
Tamron's proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating suppresses tangential reflections, while a new generation of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been optimised for ultra-wide angles of view. Together, they effectively correct ghosting and flare, yielding vivid images of extraordinary clarity.

Vibration Compensation enhances photo opportunities
Responding to the demand for a wide-angle lens suited for handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds, Tamron has created the world's first f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilisation. The result is a lens able to capture sharp images even when shooting handheld under low light conditions.

Soft-focus backgrounds at wide-angle settings
The large f/2.8 aperture of the Tamron 15-30mm lens lets you soften the foreground or background to dramatically emphasise the subject. A minimum focusing distance of 0.28m over its entire range of focal lengths allows wide-macro effects.

Fluorine coated front element
As the large, convex front element of the Tamron 15-30mm lens cannot be protected by a filter, it has been given a fluorine coating that repels water and dirt, and makes it much easier to remove smudges as well.

Ultrasonic Silent Drive
This extremely quiet motor is ideal for photography of events, weddings, theatre or musical performances, as well as crucial moments on the golf course – any situation where autofocus noise is obtrusive. Major improvements in autofocus response and tracking ability over standard DC motors make for instantaneous focusing and spontaneous shooting of rapidly moving subjects.

Resistant to the elements
The Tamron 15-30mm lens' moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Integrated flower-shaped lens hood shields stray light
The integral flower-shaped hood matches the rectangular shape of the image sensor to most effectively block the interference of superfluous light rays entering from outside the borders of the image area, helping to ensure sharp, clear, flare-free images with crisp detail in the shadow areas.

Ultrasonic Silent Drive for precise, quiet autofocus
The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures autofocusing with precision.

Optimal image quality for all DSLRs
Tamron Di lenses provide outstanding performance on DSLRs with either full-frame or APS-C format sensors, as well as on 35mm film. Their optical designs and advanced multi-coating techniques assure excellent image quality across the entire picture field.


Model no. A012
Focal length 15-30mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view (diagonal) 110° 32' to 71° 35' (full-frame 35mm format)  85° 52' to 49° 54' (for APS-C format) 
Lens construction 18 elements in 13 groups, including: 3x Low Dispersion elements 2x Glass Molded Aspherical elements 1x Expanded Glass Molded Aspherical elements 
Minimum focus distance 0.28m
Maximum magnification ratio 1:5 (at f=30mm: MFD 0.28m)
Filter size N/A
Length for Canon 145mm
for Nikon 142.5mm
Maximum diameter 98.4mm
Weight 1,100g
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture f/22
Standard accessory Integrated flower-shaped lens hood