JUDGES' CITATION: Delivering an effective focal length range of 28-620mm (35mm format equivalent) on ‘APS-C’ D-SLRs , Tamron’s ultra-zoom has a massive 22.2x focal range, yet it’s only 121.4 millimetres in length and weighs 706 grams. It features a moisture-resistant external construction while, on the inside, it employs quite a number of advanced lens technologies, including Tamron’s HLD (‘High/Low torque-modulated Drive’) which is smaller and more efficient while enabling smoother and faster AF operation. A new barrel design facilitates the distribution of complex movements across three cams, insuring smooth zooming over such a long focal range. To expand its capabilities even further, the zoom’s minimum focusing distance is just 45 centimetres.

Australian Camera magazine is Australia’s only member of the Technical Image Press Association. TIPA started in Europe back in 1991, and has been gradually expanding further afield so there are now members in the USA, Canada, India, China, Brazil and, of course, Australia. Australian Camera magazine was invited to join in 2010, so this year marks our eighth attendance at the awards judging.

These judges’citations have been sub-edited to conform with our house style for elements such as measurements  and numbers. In some cases, they’ve also been slightly amended to better suit the Australian market situation or enhance readability. Sensor pixel counts are the effective number rather than that the total (which is what we usually quote in this magazine).

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