Tamron has just launched a 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. This is a compact, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a max aperture range of F5-6.7. You can use it on an APS-C crop Sony Alpha body as well and can get the extra reach thanks to the crop factor.
Tamron 150-500m Sony E-mount Lens Price in the US: $1,399 ( Expected shipping date: June 10 2021 – will be available to pre-order from Amazon US / B&H Photo / Adorama etc in the coming weeks ).
Related: Sony FE 14 mm F1.8 GM Lens available to pre-order on Amazon US | Price: $1,599 USD.
Tamron 150-500mm is made with 25 elements in 16 groups optical construction and has a length of just 209.6mm ( 8.3 in ) zoomed out. When you extend the lens to 500mm, the length increases to 283mm (11.1 in). For good auto-focus, Tamron uses linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and has and VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to get the best shots when shooting handheld.
At 150mm, this lens has a min focus distance of 0.6m (23.6 in). At 500mm, the min focus distance is 1.8m (70.9 in). The arc of rotation of the zoom ring is only 75° which lets you zoom in and zoom out easily. To get the best image quality, Tamron is using XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion) and hybrid aspherical lens elements in this lens’ construction. To suppress ghosting and flare, it has BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) coating as well.
Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) Specs
- 150-500mm focus range
- Full frame Sony E-mount lens
- F5-F6.7 max aperture
- F22-32 min aperture
- 25 elements in 16 groups lens construction
- Min focusing distance: 0.6m (23.6 in) (Wide 150mm) / 1.8m (70.9 in) (Tele 500mm)
- φ82mm filter size
- Weight: 1,725g (60.8 oz)
- 7-blade diaphragm
- 75° arc of rotation for the zoom ring
- Zoom lock switch
- Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount
- Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF support
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- BBAR-G2 Coating
- Fluorine Coating on the front lens element