Excerpt from the Award Citation of the TIPA Jury
As fast lenses become increasingly popular, Tamron has responded with products that overcome classic design challenges such as chromatic aberration and flare. This includes a “dense” arrangement of elements and groups, use of GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements, and a newly developed BBAR-G2 Coating that renders fine subject detail and stunning contrast even under backlit conditions. In addition, a new Dynamic Rolling-cam mechanism operates the heavy focusing unit of the large f/1.4 aperture with high-speed accuracy.
About the TIPA Awards
The TIPA Awards are world-renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in the industry. The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has a worldwide membership of photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries across five continents. Once a year the editors of TIPA’s member magazines meet to vote for the best photo and imaging products in each category.