Last updated (04 August’10):
– Review by Photozone
The Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) features 14mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 14 elements in 12 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 113.8 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 7.9 in and has a filter size of Rear gelatin filter. The Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) lens weighs 23.3 Ounces and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 4 inches long.
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Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) Reviews
Photozone reviews the Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“The level of barrel distortions is quite good for a lens in this class whereas CAs (color shadows) are on the high side. Vignetting is a problem at f/2.8 but fairly well controlled beyond. The build quality is pretty decent.”
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Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) Specifications
The Tamron SP AF14mm f2.8 Aspherical IF is an ultra wide-angle lens that creates a perspective far beyond the conventional ultra-wide. With its larger 2.8 aperture, the main subject practically jumps out of the image. By using two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements, this lens delivers high quality images with minimal light fall off at the image corners. To optimize handling, the lens incorporates a push/pull AfMF switchover mechanism on the focus ring.
Hybrid aspherical elements provide the ultimate in compactness and image quality
Through application of Tamron’s exclusive Hybrid Aspherical technology (which can take the place of multiple optical elements) to LD glass, a never-before-possible level of image quality and compactness has been attained.
Internal Focusing System
Aside from enhancing lens maneuverability, Tamron’s Internal Focusing System provides additional benefits to users. Chief among them is a reduced Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) throughout its entire focal length range. Additionally, it improves optical characteristics by minimizing illumination loss at image corners and suppresses aberrations that are caused by focusing positions. Another benefit of Internal Focusing is a stationary focusing ring–regardless of the focusing action. Quick and subtle manual focus adjustments are now a snap.
Autofocus/manual focus change over mechanism for focusing ring
The lens is equipped with a one-touch focus switching mechanism. This allows the focus mode to be switched with a simple push/pull movement. Minolta AF lenses require switching of an AfMF switch on both the camera body and lens. And the large focusing ring is easy to grip for smooth effortless focusing.
Gelatin filter holder
The lens comes equipped with a gelatin filter holder at the rear element of the lens. Your photographic retailer can provide you with a wide variety of gelatin filters for color correction or special effects.
SP for “Super Performance”
Tamron’s SP-series lenses are designed to achieve top optical performance. Ground breaking design concepts give these lenses unsurpassed image quality and ease of use while setting new standards for future generations of lenses.
What’s in the Box:
Lens, lens hood, and case
The optical system of the new SP AF14mm f/2.8 Aspherical (IF) lens, composed of 14 elements in 12 groups, includes two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements. These large Hybrid Aspheric elements efficiently compensate for aberrations thus achieving flat-field image depiction from corner to corner. With a fast f/2.8 aperture and a sophisticated optical system, photographers can create dynamic photographs that take full advantage of the rectangular characteristics of the lens. Item Specifications: Product Description: Tamron wide-angle lens – 14 mm Manufacturer Warranty: 6 years warranty Weight: 23.3 oz Localization: English Length: 4 in Min Focus Range: 7.9 in Lens System: Wide-angle lens Lens Aperture: F/2.8 Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual Focal Length: 14 mm Mounting Type: Minolta A-type Lens Construction: 12 group(s) / 14 element(s) Special Functions: Wide angle