For travel and landscape photography, a zoom with wide to tele capabilities and fast maximum apertures allows you the compositional and creative freedom to fully immerse yourself in the experience without the distraction of switching lenses. You can react spontaneously and experiment effortlessly to find the perfect framing for your subjects.

Created to be a go-to lens for portraiture, the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD for Canon and Nikon DSLRs is also an excellent choice for both scenic and travel photography.

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Use the wide end of the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD’s zoom range for establishing shots that provide a sense of place.

The characteristics of the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD that make it excel at portraits also apply to the requirements for successful scenic photos. The lens features a Minimum Object Distance of just 17.7 inches throughout the zoom range, giving you the flexibility to capture close-up details with soft, defocused surroundings or to create dramatic compositions with both foreground and background elements in crisp focus and expansive depth of field. It’s a versatile lens for revealing the story of a place through both intimate vignettes and wider scenic images.

Powerful Vibration Compensation

For travel photography, less is more. Carrying a tripod can be a burden, and in some places, they’re not permitted. The Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD includes Tamron’s Vibration Compensation system that allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to 5 stops slower handheld than you’d normally be able to. It’s a big advantage, especially when you need to use longer shutter speeds to get the proper exposure in low-light conditions.

The telephoto end of the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD’s range allows you to capture close-up details, and with Vibration Compensation enabled, you’ll get sharp shots when shooting handheld.

Driven By Smart Technology

Tamron’s exclusive Dual MPU system employs two microprocessors: one to control the lens’ Vibration Compensation system, and another to control lens functions like autofocus. This enables the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD to take full advantage of the autofocus technologies built in to your camera body. When activated, the Optimized Silent Drive (OSD) AF drive focuses quickly and quietly, especially useful in environments where noise is an unwanted distraction or can alarm your subject, such as wildlife photography.

The lens also features a nine-blade, circular diaphragm that’s electromagnetically controlled to be exceptionally fast and precise. The result is smooth bokeh effects when shooting wide open.

Compact, Premium Design

At just 4.9 inches in length, the lens is compact yet incorporates 19 optical elements in 14 groups, including three low-dispersion and three hybrid aspherical lens elements to eliminate optical aberrations. The lens also includes Tamron’s BBAR Coating, an anti-reflective formulation that reduces ghosting and flare, especially helpful when shooting outdoors in backlit conditions. The front lens element has a fluorine coating to repel oil and water to protect against the elements and fingerprints and make the lens easy to clean.

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Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD

The lens construction features a metal housing with several seals throughout the lens barrel to protect it from dust and moisture. The zoom ring, focus and Vibration  Compensation controls are generously sized and easy to find and use without taking your eye from the viewfinder. This thoughtful attention to ergonomics makes the lens a pleasure to use.

Affordable Pro Performance

To cover an equivalent range with Canon and Nikon lenses, you’ll actually need more than one lens or have to settle for slower maximum apertures throughout the zoom range. With an estimated street price of just $799, the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD not only offers advanced technologies and premium construction, but it’s a remarkable value, too.

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Pro Tip: Perfect Travel Companions

For the ultimate travel photography kit that can cover an ultra-wide to telephoto range with outstanding sharpness and contrast—while weighing less than 3 pounds together—pair the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD with the Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD. They’re an ideal combination for both travel and landscape photography.

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