JUDGES' CITATION: A compact and classic lightweight telezoom, Tamron’s new f4.0-speed 70-210mm model is an ‘all-in-one’ lens suitable for a wide variety of subjects and scenes. It delivers up to four stops of compensation for camera shake when shooting handheld and the 20-element optical construction includes three LD (low dispersion) types to counter chromatic aberrations. The minimum focusing distance of just 95 centimetres adds to the overall versatility and a nine-bladed diaphragm gives very pleasing bokeh effects. Tamron’s Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) and ‘Ultrasonic Silent Drive’ ring-type motor provide smooth, high-speed and accurate AF operation.

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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To see all the winners of the TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018, get the latest issue of Australian Camera magazine.