• SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Zoom up to 600mm for images that soar

Capture the power and beauty of wildlife, birds, travel destinations, and exciting sports action close-ups with this high-performance 150 - 600mm long-range zoom.

VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) enable you to shoot crisp images of fast-moving, distant subjects handheld, while proprietary Tamron optical technology, including eBAND Coating, works to suppress flare and ghosting for impressively clear, vibrant images.

Focal length: 329mm Exposure: F/5.6 1/160sec © Ian Plant
Focal length: 600mm Exposure: F/9 1/100sec © Ian Plant
Focal length: 483mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/320sec © Ian Plant
Focal length: 158mm Exposure: F/8 1/250sec © Ian Plant
Focal length: 150mm Exposure: F/16 1/50sec © Ian Plant
Focal length: 600mm Exposure: F/9 1/640sec © Ian Plant
Advanced optical technology
Focal length : 483mm Exposure : F/6.3 1/320 sec ISO : 800
(Taken with full-frame digital SLR camera) © Ian Plant

Three LD (Low Dispersion) elements are effectively deployed to correct chromatic aberrations, a challenging problem when shooting at long distances and at long focal-length settings. Tamron's eBAND Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating help suppress flare and ghosting for class-leading image quality.

New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating
Lenses with eBAND Coating offer dramatically improved control over flare and ghosting even in extremely poor light conditions.
* Photographs display the effects of eBAND Coating but were not taken with A011.

This new coating technique developed by Tamron deploys a nano-structured layer (1nm = 1/1,000,000mm) of ultra-low refractive index, with dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible rays of light. This nano-structured layer coupled with the sophisticated multiple layer coatings underneath, yields significant anti-reflection properties, efficiently reducing undesired flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum to deliver sharp, crisp images.

VC (Vibration Compensation)
Focal length: 600mm 1/125 sec Auto

VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization system.

Tamron's VC is a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three ceramic ball bearings. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the ceramic ball bearings, achieving smooth movement with little friction. And since the VC mechanism is moved in parallel using only the motorized control, the mechanical structure has been simplified, enabling the development of a more compact lens.

Compact and stylish

While covering a very wide range of focal lengths, this lens is remarkably compact and accepts 95mm filters. Its stylish design with signature Tamron tungsten silver finish and elegant brand ring incorporates a sturdy tripod mount to enhance both stability and ease of use.

USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)

The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures a speedy and accurate autofocus response.

Sturdy, easy-to-use new tripod mount

The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.

Equipped with full-time manual focus mechanism
Focal length : 158mm Exposure : F/8.0 1/250 sec ISO : 400
(Taken with full-frame digital SLR camera) © Ian Plant

With the full-time manual focus mechanism, manual adjustments of the focus may be made during auto focus shooting, without the need to change the focus switch, facilitating smooth, precise focusing.

Moisture-resistant construction

Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Protection rubber

The protection rubber on the lens-a first for Tamron-helps safeguard against scratches and helps to keep the lens upright.

The Exterior

Technical Information


Model A011
Focal Length 150-600mm
Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 16゜25' - 4゜8' (for full-frame format)
10゜38' - 2゜40' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 20 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 2.7m (106.3 in)
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:5
Filter Size φ95mm
Length*1 257.8mm (10.1 in)*
Maximum Diameter φ105.6mm
Weight 1,951g (68.8 oz)*(including detachable tripod mount)
Diaphragm Blade 9 (circular diaphragm)*2
Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony*3

*Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
*1 Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
*2 This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
*3 The Sony mount does not include VC, since Sony digital SLR bodies include built-in image stabilization functionality.

Release Date
For Nikon: 2013/12/19*
For Canon: 2014/04/30*
For Sony: 2014/08/02*
* Date of launch in Japan

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