Tamron showed its 2020 financial results this morning, and it could be worse. The upshot on those is that the market went down, but they’re still profitable. The interesting news coming out of the presentation was the expected launch of five new lenses this year.
Tamron believes that mirrorless accounted for 6 out of 10 camera sales last year, and will account for about 8 out of 10 this year. That rate of share increase is remarkable, suggesting that DSLRs sales will reduce by half relative to mirrorless in just a year’s time.
Tamron stopped releasing new DSLR mount design lenses in 2019, the last one being the 35mm f/1.4 in June of that year. It launched four mirrorless designs in 2020.