Review: Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD

Nikon D700, 15mm, f/11, ISO 400, 1/100 sec
I had the pleasure of spending a total of four weeks, over the last year, traveling with Tamron's new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. The lens, which was officially announced in February of 2015, was immediately received with excitement because, like the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 that came out before it, the SP 15-30mm was the first lens in its class to incorporate image stabilization into a fast f/2.8 aperture. The lens is

Specifications:

  • Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Format: FX (Full Frame)
  • Max Angle of View: 110°
  • Min Angle of View: 49°
  • Lens Elements: 18
  • Lens Groups: 13
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Min Focus Distance: 11in. (0.28m)
  • Filter Size: N/A
  • Approx. Dimensions DxL: 3.9in x 5.6in
  • Approx. Weight: 38.8 oz. (1,100 g)
  • Price: $1,199.00