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    any one knows the USM and SWM equivalent abbrevations for Sigma and Tamron lenses?
    also the equivalent abbrevations they use for IS / VR?
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    For motor:
    Canon is USM
    Nikon is SWM
    Sigma is HSM (Hypersonic Motor)

    For Image Stabilising:
    Canon is Image Stabiliser (IS)
    Nikon is Vibration Reduction (VR)
    Konica Minolta is Anti-Shake (AS)
    Sigma is Optical Stabiliser (OS)
    Panasonic is Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS)

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    tamron dont have USM nor IS

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    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    tamron dont have USM nor IS
    ahhh thanks! This was the thing I was cracking my head over. Thanks a lot!


    theITguy: Thanks a lot too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    For motor:
    Canon is USM
    Nikon is SWM
    Sigma is HSM (Hypersonic Motor)

    For Image Stabilising:
    Canon is Image Stabiliser (IS)
    Nikon is Vibration Reduction (VR)
    Konica Minolta is Anti-Shake (AS)
    Sigma is Optical Stabiliser (OS)
    Panasonic is Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS)
    Add..
    For motor
    Konica Minolta is SSM (SuperSonic wave Motor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    tamron dont have USM nor IS
    Same for Tokina... no such technology yet.

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