Tamron has thrown its hat in the shake reduction derby, with two lenses for starters. The AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC, shown above, and 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro lenses are the first to be equipped with Vibration Compensation (VC), Tamronâ€™s term for its in-lens shake reduction mechanism.
More than a different term, itâ€™s a different lens-shift system altogether as it uses a triaxial configuration with three pairs of driving coils and slide balls around the compensator group of the lensâ€™ optical system to move the lens optical system and compensate for camera shake.
The 28-300mm lens offers 1:3 magnification throughout the zoom range, low-dispersion and anomalous dispersion glass elements to cut distortion unique to digital sensors. The 70-200mm lens, on the other hand, offers high-end features including f/2.8 wide aperture throughout the zoom range, internal focusing, and macro magnification of 1:3.1. at f=200mm.