News

April 7, 2011
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Tamron 60th Anniversary Model

Introducing the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008) ,
The World's Lightest, Smallest 15x Zoom*1, with Tamron's First PZD (Piezo Drive)*2 AF
for Sony mounts.

April 7, 2011, Saitama, Japan - Morio Ono, President and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the release of yet another groundbreaking lens: the world's most compact, lightweight lens with a 15x zoom ratio*1, featuring a 62mm filter diameter and Tamron's first standing wave ultrasonic motor system for SLR lenses, PZD (Piezo Drive) *2. The 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008) digital SLR ultra-high-power zoom lens for Sony*3 mounts will be released in Japan on April 15, 2011.

Product Name Date of Launch (in Japan)
18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII PZD
(Model B008) for Sony
April 15, 2011

*1 For SLR camera high-zoom-ratio lenses with 15x magnification capability. Current as of December 2010. (Source: Tamron).
*2 PZD (Piezo Drive) is a standing wave ultrasonic motor system developed by Tamron. The motor is faster and quieter than DC motors when the AF drive is operated, and compared with ring type ultrasonic motors, it has an actuator that facilitates lens design and reduced size.
*3The Sony mount is not equipped with the VC image stabilization mechanism, as the body of Sony's digital SLR cameras has a built-in image stabilization function. Consequently, the lens with a Sony mount is referred to as the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD and does not include the VC description.