Tamron has launched 150-500mm lens for Sony E-mount Full Frame Cameras

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

Sample Images: Image 1 , Image 2 ( Source: Tamron Official )

Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for Sony up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing ( check here for the current lowest price ).

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.

According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.

It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.

Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Specs

  • 17-70mm Focal length ( 25.5mm-105mm )
  • F2.8 constant aperture
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements
  • One hybrid aspherical lens element
  • 0.19m ( Wide ) / 0.39m ( Tele-photo ) Close focusing capability
  • Weight: 525g
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Fast Hybrid AF support
  • Eye AF support
  • 67mm Filter size
  • 9 Aperture blades
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Flower-shaped hood
  • Lens caps

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