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Tamron Patent for 500mm f/5.6 Micro Four Thirds Lens

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Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. The patent describes a 500mm f/5.6 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

Tamron already has the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras which costs around $400 and also has another long zoom patent in progress for Tamron 100-400mm f/5.6-8.3 MFT Lens.

If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 500mm f/5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens will offer a 1000mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus. At the moment no price details known but patent details are as follows.

Tamron 500mm f/5.6 MFT Lens Patent

A newly published Tamron patent discloses the design of Tamron 500mm f/5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens. Check it out!

Focal length: 485 mm
F number: 5.8
Angle of view: 1.31
Image height: 11.15 mm
Lens length: 275 mm

This lens will be compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard. So it has to be in compact and lightweight design. On the other hand this should provide a cheap option for a long range telephoto lens. Overall, if Tamron sells this lens for a price between $1,500-2,000 than it will sell like pancakes.

via Hi-Lows-Note