Tamron has announced the development of a 150-600mm F5-6.3 zoom lens. The new long telephoto zoom lens, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC, will be available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras.
It will feature 20 elements in 13 groups and have a minimum focus distance of 2.7m. Tamron will also include VC image stabilization, speedy USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) auto focus and state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) lens coating.
The lens sample will be on display in showcase at the Tamron booth at the Salon de la Photo 2013 which will be held from November 7 to 11 in Paris, France. The lens will be developed for Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts. Pricing and availability are still to be announced.
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC Lens
New Tamron telephoto lens will be the replacement for the current Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 lens which is currently priced for $949 at Amazon.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||150–600 mm|
|Image stabilisation||Yes (VC – Vibration Compensation)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Nikon F (DX), Sony Alpha|
|Maximum aperture||F5.0 – F6.3|
|Minimum aperture||F32.0 – F40.0|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) Coating|
|Minimum focus||2.70 m (106.30″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||1951 g (4.30 lb)|
|Diameter||106 mm (4.16″)|
|Length||258 mm (10.15″)|
|Filter thread||95 mm|