Tamron will release the Tamron “150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD” super telephoto zoom lens for Nikon Z mount compatible cameras in October 31, 2023. Suggested retail price is $1300.
The Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 maintains a focal length of 500mm at the telephoto end, while maintaining a compact size and extremely high imaging performance over the entire zoom range.
This lens is slotted in the top-tier of full-frame mirrorless camera superzoom lenses. The Tamron 150-500mm comes with the linear motor focus mechanism VXD and the company’s proprietary image stabilization mechanism VC, it supports handheld shooting in the super telephoto range. Additionally, the minimum shooting distance at the wide-angle end is 0.6m, allowing for impressive close-up shots.
Tamron 150-500mm Product features
Compact but full zoom to 500mm
The Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 is an incredibly compact telephoto lens. It has a length of 212.3mm and a maximum diameter of 93mm, while still covering a super telephoto zoom range of 500m.
Even when extended to the telephoto end of 500mm, the length is limited to approximately 287.3mm, providing excellent mobility.
*Equivalent focal length when using an APS-C size mirrorless single-lens camera: 225-750mm equivalent
Uncompromising rendering performance
The lens configuration is 25 elements in 16 groups. By luxuriously and effectively using one special glass material XLD lens, five LD lenses, and two compound aspherical lenses, various aberrations including axial chromatic aberration are thoroughly suppressed.
Enjoy extremely high resolution across the entire screen.
VXD with excellent high speed, high precision, and quietness
The 150-500mm F5-6.7 uses a linear motor focus mechanism VXD. It operates extremely fast and with high precision, and ensures high response performance.
Even when shooting super-telephoto shots with a focal length of 500mm, photographers can comfortably focus from close up to distant objects without feeling stressed. It also has excellent focus tracking and can quickly respond to a variety of shooting situations.
Compared to conventional drive systems, linear motors are less prone to vibration during AF operation and are quieter, making them ideal for still image and video shooting in quiet environments.
Camera shake correction mechanism VC that provides excellent correction effects
The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is equipped with a camera shake correction mechanism VC *1 to support more stable image creation.
It exhibits excellent camera shake correction effects and can efficiently reduce blurring of images caused by camera shake.
It is useful not only for handheld shooting without using a tripod, but also for shooting scenes with low light such as sunsets and indoors.
*1 For 150-500mm F5-6.7 (Model A057) Z mount, VC ON/OFF switching is done on the camera side.
Telemacro photography enables excellent close-up photography capabilities
The minimum focusing distance of the 150-500mm F5-6.7 is 0.6m at the wide-angle end and 1.8m at the telephoto end, demonstrating excellent close-up shooting capabilities as a super telephoto lens.
In particular, the maximum magnification at the wide-angle end is as high as 1:3.1, enabling powerful telemacro photography while maintaining a suitable shooting distance from the subject.
Various functions designed for convenience
- Lens hood with protective rubber
- Zoom ring rotation angle 75°
- Flex zoom lock mechanism
- Slide switch with excellent operability
- Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount with strap hole
- Equipped with a linear/non-linear switch convenient for manual focusing
- BBAR-G2 coating suppresses ghost and flare
- Simple drip-proof structure and anti-fouling coat to support comfortable shooting
Tamron 150-500mm specification
- Model name: A057
- Focal length: 150-500mm (when using a 35mm full-frame mirrorless single-lens camera)
- Brightness: F5-6.7
- Angle of view (diagonal angle of view): 16°25′-4°57′ (when using a 35mm full-frame mirrorless single-lens camera)
- Lens composition: 25 elements in 16 groups
- Minimum shooting distance: 0.6m (WIDE)/1.8m (TELE)
- Maximum shooting magnification: 1:3.1 (WIDE)/1:3.7 (TELE)
- Filter diameter: φ82mm
- Maximum diameter: φ93mm
- Length *2 : 212.3mm
- Weight: Lens body 1,720g, tripod mount 155g
- Aperture blades *3 : 7 blades (circular aperture)
- Minimum aperture: F22-32
- Standard accessories: Round hood (with rubber), tripod mount, lens cap
- Compatible mount: For Nikon Z mount
*2 From the tip of the lens to the mount surface.
*3 The aperture maintains a nearly circular shape from the widest aperture to the two stops stopped down.