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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC Lens Announced

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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
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 20
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) Coating
Minimum focus 2.70 m (106.30″)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale Yes
Weight 1951 g (4.30 lb)
Diameter 106 mm (4.16″)
Length 258 mm (10.15″)
Filter thread 95 mm
Hood supplied Yes