Tamron is rumored to announce a SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras at the Photokina 2016 event in September.
This may well be the year of the 135mm lenses. A lot of companies are rumored to introduce telephoto lenses with this focal length and the list has just grown with one member: Tamron.
The rumor mill is claiming that the Japanese company will reveal the SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC telephoto prime lens around sometime before the 2016 edition of the Photokina show.
Such gossip talks have been sparked by a photo where a brochure mentioning the optic can be seen. If it becomes a reality, the 135mm version would provide continuity to the four Di VC prime optics, which compose the company’s SP line-up.
Image hints at Tamron SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC lens’ existence
A leaked photo has set the rumor mill on fire as now we can expect a Tamron SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC lens at the world’s largest digital imaging event.
In the image, there is a brochure which makes a reference to a “SP 135mm f/1.8 VC” optic, while a lens is visible in the same brochure.
At this point, there is no chance for the Japan-based manufacturer to reveal such product. However, not the same thing can be said about the Photokina 2016 show.
The biggest event of its kind begins in September and this is when we should expect the telephoto prime, which will be designed for full-frame DSLRs.
A Vibration Compensation technology will be added into the optic and it will provide much-needed stabilization at this focal length. The maximum aperture of f/1.8 will also be helpful in low-light conditions, so the lens might become a fan-favorite in no time.
Zeiss, Sigma, Canon, and Nikon are all believed to launch 135mm optics in 2016
As stated above, multiple 135mm lenses are expected to become official this year. Zeiss will allegedly reveal a Milvus-series 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar optic, while Sigma could be on the verge of unveiling an Art-series 135mm f/2 DC OS HSM optic.
This is not all because in December 2015 we heard that Canon is preparing an EF-mount 135mm f/2L II USM prime in order to replace a 20-year-old unit.
Finally, Nikon will have to replace its AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D lens at some point and it has recently patented such product.
All of these telephoto optics could be announced in 2016 around the start of the Photokina show. We will let you know as soon as something new appears online, therefore you must stay close to our website!