Tamron has officially announced the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Fujifilm X.
Down below you can find the full press-release and the product page in Japanese is here.
Other Tamron X Mount lenses
- Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
- Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera
- Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 (coming soon): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
Bring the world of super telephoto so close to you.[google translated] A mirrorless ultra-telephoto zoom lens with an amazingly compact design
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) is an extremely compact and high-quality Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount that overturns the conventional ultra-telephoto zoom common sense. It’s Inns. Covers focal length 150-500mm (equivalent to 35mm equivalent to 225-750mm)*1. You can easily perform ultra-telephoto shooting by miniaturizing while achieving the telephoto end of 500mm. We are also particular about image quality, and special glass materials such as composite aspherical lenses thoroughly suppress the occurrence of various aberrations. It is also equipped with a high-speed and high-precision linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and image stabilization mechanism VC (Vibration Compensation). You won’t miss any moment. In addition, in addition to achieving a shortest shooting distance of 0.6m at the wide angle end, we have also improved usability by adopting a tripod seat with a strap hole, a simple splash-proof structure that supports outdoor shooting, and a antifouling coat. From landscapes to sports and wild animals, you can freely aim for the one you want to take. Please enjoy the powerful world of super telephoto.
Focal length when using a camera with a 35mm full-size sensor: 150-500mm
Focal length when using a camera with APS-C sensor: 35mm equivalent to 225-750mm equivalent
Tamron Co., Ltd. (President: Shiro Ajiro Ajisaka, Head Office: Saitama City), a comprehensive optical equipment manufacturer, is a super telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount compatible with mirrorless single-lens cameras, “150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) (hereinafter referred to as Model A057) will be released on October 13, 2022. In addition, due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection in the future, the release date and supply may be delayed.
Product name: 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057)
Release date For Fujifilm X-mount October 13, 2022
*Due to the impact of COVID-19 (COVID-19), the release may be postponed or the supply may be delayed.
Suggested retail price 209,000 yen (tax included)
150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) Overview
Model A057 covers 35mm equivalent to 225-750mm, but it has a compact size and a zoom range for both very high depiction performance from the center to the four corners of the screen. You can easily enjoy the world of super telephoto, where the use of tripods was common sense. Equipped with VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and our proprietary image stabilization mechanism VC (Vibration Compensation), It supports handheld shooting in the ultra-telephoto range. In addition, the shortest shooting distance at the wide-angle end is 0.6m, which enables powerful close-up shooting.
1. Compact 750mm equivalent*1 super telephoto
While covering the ultra-telephoto range equivalent to 750 mm, the Model A057 realizes a miniaturization of 209.9 mm in length and a maximum diameter of φ93 mm. Even if it is extended to the telephoto end, the length is reduced to about 284.9 mm. Also, the zooming rotation angle from the wide angle to the telephoto end is as small as 75 ̊, so you can quickly adjust to the target angle of view with minimal action, so you won’t miss the shutter chance.
*1) When converting to 35mm size
2. Uncompromising depiction performance
The lens consists of 25 lenses in 16 groups. By luxurious and effective use of one special glass XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) lens, five LD (Low Dispersion) lenses, and two more composite aspheric lenses, the axis We will thoroughly suppress various aberrations, including upper color aberration. In addition, the Model A057 is a lens designed for full-size mirrorless lenses, so you can enjoy very high-quality depiction performance from the center of the screen to the four corners throughout the zoom range.
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3. VXD with high speed, high precision, and quietness
The Model A057 adopts the linear motor focus mechanism VXD. With high-speed and high-precision operation, it is possible to focus comfortably. In addition, the linear motor is less likely to generate vibration during AF drive than the conventional drive system, and the motor sound is quiet, so it is also suitable for still image shooting and video shooting in a quiet environment.
4. VC image stabilization mechanism with excellent correction effect
The Model A057 is equipped with a VC image stabilization mechanism while minimizing the diameter of the lens barrel. It has an excellent image stabilization effect and can efficiently reduce image blurring due to image stabilization. It is equipped with a switch to switch between three correction modes (mode 1: normal, mode 2: sink shooting only, mode 3: focusing on framing), and it is possible to select the optimal image stabilization mode according to shooting conditions and preferences.
5. Telemacro photography with excellent melee shooting ability
The shortest shooting distance of the Model A057 is 0.6m at the wide-angle end and 1.8m at the telephoto end, which demonstrates excellent melee shooting ability as a super telephoto lens. In particular, the maximum magnification of the wide-angle end is as high as 1:3.1 (equivalent to 1:2.1 in 35mm format), and you can enjoy powerful telemacro shooting while maintaining a moderate shooting distance that could not be done with conventional super telephoto zoom.
6. Various functions in pursuit of convenience
Alca Swiss compatible tripod seat with strap hole is standard equipment.
・Included lens hood with protective rubber.
・Switch design with further improved operability
・Flex zoom lock mechanism to support usability
・Equipped with an MF SPEED switch that is convenient for manual focus
7. BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) coating that suppresses ghost flares
8. Simple splash-proof structure and antifouling coat to support comfortable shooting
|Focal length||150-500mm <When using an APS-C size mirrorless single-lens camera>
(35mm equivalent: equivalent to 225-750mm)
|Angle of view (diagonal angle of view)||10 ̊ 59′- 3 ̊ 18′ <When using an APS-C size mirrorless single-lens camera>|
|Lens construction||25 pieces in 16 groups|
|The shortest shooting distance||0.6m (WIDE) / 1.8m (TELE)|
|Maximum magnification||1:3.1 (WIDE) / 1:3.7 (TELE)|
|Mass||Lens body 1,710g, tripod seat 155g|
|Shib feather||7 sheets (circular diaphragm)**|
|Standard accessories||Round hood (with rubber), tripod seat, lens cap|
|Supported mounts||For Fujifilm X-mount|
* Length = from the tip of the lens to the mount surface.
** It maintains an almost circular aperture shape from the aperture opening to the two-stage narrowing state.
Specifications, appearance, performance, etc. are subject to change without notice.
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