Tamron’s celebrated VC (Vibration Compensation) just got even better. It still offers great handheld and telephoto shots. It still delivers the renowned VC (Vibration Compensation) stable viewfinder image, and excellent traceability. It’s still based on a moving three-coil mechanism that activates the lens group electromagnetically through three steel balls. But technology must evolve. Previously, the heavy magnet was positioned near the lens element and worked very well in this placement. In the new VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, we’ve reversed the positioning of the magnet and connected the lens to the coils. This innovative new position thus achieves less load on the drive and combined with lighter coils, contributes to a lighter, more efficient lens.
* VC is an abbreviation for Vibration Compensation, and is also available in the18-270mm (B003), 28-300mm (A20), 17-50mm (B005) and the 70-300mm (A005) models.