Tamron lens, meaning of their abbreviations and acronyms in detail.

Tamron marking abbreviations

Tamron lenses are often compatible with:

  • Canon.
  • Nikon.
  • Minolta/Sony.
  • Pentax.

Tamron lens marking abbreviation and acronyms:

  • AF: Auto-Focus.
  • XR: Extra Refractive Index glass (smaller and lighter lenses).
  • LD: Low Dispersion (reduce the chromatic aberrations).
  • XLD: Extra Low Dispersion (reduce the chromatic aberrations.. more).
  • ASL: ASphericaL (better convergence of the focal plan).
  • LAH: LD + ASL (hybrid lens element).
  • AD: Anomalous Dispersion (better control of the chromatic aberrations).
  • ADH: AD + ASL (hybrid lens element).
  • HID: High Index, High Dispersion Glass (control of the lateral chromatic aberrations).
  • VC: Vibration Compensation.
  • USD: Ultrasonic Silent Drive.
  • PZD: PieZo Drive.
  • SP: Super Performance (professional lens).
  • IF: Internal Focusing System.
  • Di: Digitally Integrated (for Full-Frame camera).
  • Di-II: Digitally Integrated (for APS-C camera).
  • ZL: Zoom Lock.
  • A/M: Auto-focus/Manual-focus.
  • FEC: Filter Effect Control (control the filter orientation with the hood attached).
  • 1:1 Macro: 1:1 Magnification.

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