SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) wins “European DSLR Zoom Lens 2015-2016

Tamron lens wins EISA Award for 10th consecutive year

August 17, 2015, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has presented its “European DSLR Zoom Lens 2015-2016” award to the world’s first* F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom to offer image stabilization, Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012).

“European DSLR Zoom Lens 2015-2016”

European DSLR Zoom Lens

SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)

*For F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras (As of August 16, 2015. Source: Tamron)

The Sony mount model does not include VC since Sony DSLR bodies include image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is “SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di USD” without the VC designation. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.

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Excerpt from the Award Citation of the EISA Jury

The Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD is quite simply a revolutionary design, being the first wideangle zoom to combine a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture with optical stabilisation. It covers a focal length range suitable for landscape photography, interiors and architecture thanks to the low optical distortion, but can also be used for street photography and atmospheric portraits. The optical performance is exceptional and provides a high level of contrast and detail. The autofocus and image stabilisation systems are highly effective, too. Build quality is high, with moisture resistant construction. It’s a large and heavy lens, but great value for money.

About the EISA Award

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) presents awards each year to products judged to be the best in Photography, Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Audio, Home Theatre Display & Video, In-Car Electronics and Mobile devices categories. A panel of editors from over 50 leading imaging, sound, and electronic industry magazines in 20 European countries review and vote to determine the leading products on the market.

Tamron Lenses that have received the EISA Award

The receipt of this prestigious award marks the 17th year Tamron has won an EISA Award, and the 10th consecutive year since 2006.

Product Name Date of Launch


SP AF35-105mm F/2.8 Aspherical (Model 65D)


AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D)


SP AF90mm F/2.8 MACRO [1:1] (Model 72E)


AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model 185D)


AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical -IF Super? (Model 371D)


AF28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR F/3.5-6.3LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A06)


SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09)


SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model A16 )


AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A18)


AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A20)


AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model B003)


SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)


18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008)


SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)


SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)

SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)


16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)


SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)

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