Tamron has announced the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z-mount camera systems. The Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047) is the first Tamron lens compatible with the Nikon Z mount system. Tamron says the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z-mount camera systems ‘is expected to ship this fall,’ but no specific release date is provided. The telephoto zoom lens is now listed at B&H. The US price of the lens is $699.
This new telephoto zoom for Nikon Z mount is small, lightweight and features a moisture-resistant construction for extra protection when shooting outdoors. It’s also compatible with Tamron’s Lens Utility software. The Z-mount version features the same optical design, consisting of 15 elements in 10 groups, including a low-dispersion element for minimizing aberrations and Tamron’s BBAR coating for minimizing reflections. Autofocus is driven via Tamron’s Extra-Silent Stepping Drive (RXD) motor technology, which is also used in the E-mount variety.
Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Specifications
|Focal Length||70 to 300mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/4.5 to 6.3|
|Minimum Aperture||f/22 to 32|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||34° 21′ to 8° 15′|
|Minimum Focus Distance||31.5″ / 0.8 m|
|Optical Design||15 Elements in 10 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||5.8 x 3″ / 148 x 77 mm|
|Weight||1.2 lb / 545 g|
Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens (Model A047) for Nikon Z-Mount
The TAMRON 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens for Nikon Z mount combines the world’s smallest size and lightest weight. This together with high image quality based on TAMRON’s concept of “all photographers should enjoy easy and comfortable telephoto photography.” The lens features a Moisture-Resistant Construction for extra protection when shooting outdoors, and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating that boasts excellent anti-reflection performance. Additionally, this “Nikon Z mount system” compatible 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 can be used with the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software. It is a highly practical lens that enables photographers to enjoy telephoto shooting like never before, from landscapes, portraits, sports and other action, plus pets, wildlife and more.
Compact telephoto zoom: Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, and with an F6.3 aperture at the telephoto end, the 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless telephoto zoom lens. It measures a mere 150.3mm (5.9 in) long with a maximum diameter of 77mm and weighs just 580g (20.5 oz). Easier than ever before, photographers can now experience the compression effects and limited depth-of-field unique to a real telephoto lens. This lens is also ideal for users who want to reduce the weight of their luggage or lighten their load on nature walks. In addition to landscapes and sports, users can enjoy telephoto shooting for a broad array of subjects like portraits, birds, and casual snaps.
Superior optical performance and supreme lightweight portability: Based on thorough simulations utilizing the latest design technologies, the optical design of the 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 successfully balances its compact size and high image quality. The optical construction includes 15 elements in 10 groups, with an LD (Low Dispersion) lens element precisely arranged to suppress axial chromatic and other aberrations that are likely to occur with telephoto zoom lenses. At 300mm, a commonly used telephoto focal length, the design delivers excellent resolution from edge to edge. The new zoom creates extremely crisp and clear images throughout the entire zoom range due to TAMRON’s BBAR Coating, which is world-renowned for its anti-reflection performance.
The RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit is exceptionally quiet: The AF drive incorporates a sensor that accurately detects the position of the lens, while the RXD motor unit delivers optimized AF control. This achieves very fast and accurate autofocus operation and allows users to maintain tack-sharp focus on continuously moving subjects, often shot with telephoto zoom lenses. Thanks to the exceedingly quiet AF, the lens can be used discreetly for shooting wildlife and other situations that require low noise levels, as well as for video shooting.
Dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software: With the “Nikon Z mount system” compatible version, users can employ the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software that was developed in-house by TAMRON. To use the software, you connect the USB-C port on the lens with your computer (cable sold separately). This feature enables users to easily update the lens to the latest firmware themselves, without going through the camera. On the firmware information screen, users can confirm that their lens has the latest version and perform an update if newer firmware is available. As the 70-300mm lens does not have a Focus Set Button, some functions cannot be set in the software.
Moisture-Resistant Construction for added protection: Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to deter infiltration of moisture and/or rain and afford Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.