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What's Camera Shake?

Camera-Shake can ruin your photos at telephoto or in low light, Tamron's VC (Image Stabilization) mechanism gives you blur-free hand-held images.

"Camera Shake" - the bane of hand-held photography

Camera vibration, or camera shake, is the term used to describe the reason a photo comes out blurry when the photographer moves just as he or she presses the shutter button. The resulting image usually looks fuzzy or out of focus. Camera vibration is the primary cause of poor image quality in hand-held photography.



(Equivalent to 310mm) Exposure :Auto (F/12)・1/8sec. ISO100 RAW Hand-held (image taken with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor).

(Equivalent to 43mm) Exposure :F/16 ・ 1/4sec. ISO100 RAW Hand-held (image taken with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor).

   

Benefits of Using VC Technology

Vibration compensation or optical image stabilization technology delivers sharply focused photographs even in situations where camera vibration often occurs, such as in low light or when using the telephoto range of a zoom lens. It also enables you to use subject movement to good effect, bringing out the contrast between motion and stillness. You can also shoot without a flash, evoke the real atmosphere of a scene. VC technology made it possible to create exceptional images at slower shutter speeds under conditions where tripod was necessary.


 

Equivalent to 465mm) Exposure :Auto (F/20) ・ 1/15sec. ISO100 RAW Hand-held (image taken with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor).

 

An Ultra-High Zoom Lens Featuring Tamron's VC Mechanism

This lens covers an extremely broad range of focal lengths, from a wide 28mm to a super telephoto 300mm (the 35mm equivalent of 43mm to 465mm when used on an APS-C digital SLR). Tamron’s Vibration Compensation or anti- shake mechanism works throughout the entire zoom range, giving you the freedom to create a wide variety of different images.

Comparative Images of VC ON and OFF

- taken under the same conditions using a vibrating table -

Focal Length : 300mm
(Equivalent to 465mm)
Exposure :F/9 at 1/30sec.
(image taken with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor)


Macro

Focal Length : 300mm Macro
(Equivalent to 465mm)
Exposure :F/14 at 1/8sec.
MFD:0.49m Macro Magnification Ratio : 1:3
(image taken with a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor)

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