May 12, 2011
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Tamron 60th Anniversary Model

Tamron Announces the releasing of
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005) *1
For Sony Mounts

May 12, 2011, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO, Morio Ono; Headquarters, Saitama City), announced the releasing of the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005) *1 for Sony mounts. This telephoto zoom lens, a commemorative model for Tamron's 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of precision optical equipment, is being acclaimed for its category-leading high resolution and ease of use.

The model features an Extra Low Dispersion (XLD)*2 lens made from high-grade materials, delivering best-in-class resolution. This full-35mm- premium telephoto zoom lens also has the built-in Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) *3.

Product Name Date of Launch (in Japan)
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD *1
(Model A005) for Sony
May 20, 2011

(*1) The Sony mount is not equipped with the VC image stabilization mechanism, as anti-shake functionality is included in the body of Sony digital SLR cameras. Consequently, the name of the Sony mounted lens, SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD, does not include the VC description.
(*2) XLD-Extra Low Dispersion lens is made from specialized high-grade glass that has lower dispersive properties than standard LD lenses.
(*3) USD-Ultrasonic Silent Drive is Tamron's proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.
(*4) Please see the Compability of SP 70-300mm Di USD (Model A005) for Sony