Tamron History2018-10-26T10:42:28+00:00

Tamron History

Tamron has been one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of high-quality optics for many industries for over 60 years.

Leading The Way Since 1950

Using its proprietary technologies, Tamron has created a wide selection of one-of-a-kind interchangeable lenses.

Tamron has been one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of high-quality optics for many industries for 60 years. Tamron is a global manufacturer of optical equipment that offers premium-quality products for many different industries. Tamron’s high-power zoom lenses come out of a factory that is well known for delivering on its world-class capabilities, and is widely respected for its unwavering policy of delivering products of excellent quality that meet with total customer satisfaction.

International Standards

International standards in both environmental and social obligations.

Tamron leverages its expertise in optics to make far-reaching environmental and social contributions. ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) standards include the ISO 9000 family of standards relating to quality system management, and the ISO 14000 series for certification of environmental management systems.

ISO 9001 Quality Control Policy: Provide customer satisfaction by delivering high-quality products. Tamron’s manufacturing processes are certified to demanding ISO 9001 standards, an internationally recognised proof of the most thorough quality control.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Philosophy: Tamron has been assertively addressing concerns about the earth’s environment through the reduction of environmental load in business operations based on the ISO 14001. Specifically, Tamron has promoted the “Green Procurement” policy for abrogating harmful substances from the beginning and reinforcing positive environmental programs. We have addressed such issues as energy savings and waste reduction and recycling for reducing environmental loads generated from the manufacture of our products. Since 2004 Tamron has issued Environmental Reports to introduce its socially responsible philosophy and practices for environmental preservation. Furthermore, each Tamron employee is fully committed to the preservation of the global environment at every level and for each facet of company activities. Tamron seeks to act in accordance with ISO 14001 fundamentals:

  1. Compliance with legislation relevant to environmental conservation
  2. Conservation and protection of natural resources
  3. Prevention of environmental contamination
  4. Continued promotion of an environmental conservation program
  5. Promotion of design philosophy and development of environmentally friendly products to contribute to environmental protection
  6. Promotion of environmental education
  7. Disclosure of environment-related information to the public

EISA Awards

2016-17 EISA Award marks the 18th year Tamron has won an EISA Award, and the 11th consecutive year since 2006.

Tamron Lenses that have received the EISA Award:

  • 1992-1993 SP AF35-105mm F/2.8 Aspherical (Model 65D)
  • 1993-1994 AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D)
  • 1997-1998 SP AF90mm F/2.8 MACRO [1:1] (Model 72E)
  • 1999-2000 AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model 185D)
  • 2000-2001 AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical -IF SuperⅡ (Model 371D)
  • 2002-2003 AF28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR F/3.5-6.3LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A06)
  • 2003-2004 SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09)
  • 2006-2007 SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Model A16 )
  • 2007-2008 AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A18)
  • 2008-2009 AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A20)
  • 2009-2010 AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model B003)
  • 2010-2011 SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)
  • 2011-2012 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008)
  • 2012-2013 SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)
  • 2013-2014 SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
  • 2014-2015 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
  • 2015-2016 SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
  • 2016-2017 SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016)
  • 2017-2018 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)
  • 2017-2018 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)

Over 60 Years of Milestones

Our companies entire 60 year history including incredible milestones and achievements.

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