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.
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.
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) 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.
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.
The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures a speedy and accurate autofocus response.
The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.
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 helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
The protection rubber on the lens-a first for Tamron-helps safeguard against scratches and helps to keep the lens upright.
|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|
|Length*1||257.8mm (10.1 in)*|
|Weight||1,951g (68.8 oz)*(including detachable tripod mount)|
|Diaphragm Blade||9 (circular diaphragm)*2|
|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.
For Nikon: 2013/12/19*
For Canon: 2014/04/30*
For Sony: 2014/08/02*
* Date of launch in Japan
Optical Construction (20 elements in 13 groups)
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves describe to what extent the tested lens can faithfully reproduce contrast of the subject in images it captures.
The closer the 10 lp/mm (line pairs per millimeter) curve (the thick line for low frequency) in an MTF chart to "1" of the vertical axis (the higher up), the higher the contrast reproduction performance of the tested lens will be. The closer the 30 lp/mm curve (the thin line for high frequency) to "1" (the higher up), the higher the resolving power and thus the subjective sharpness of the lens will be.
Lens performance differs depending upon directions. Solid lines show performance in the sagittal (radial) direction while dotted lines indicate performance in the meridional (circumferential) direction. When sharp lenses capable of delivering uniform optical performance over the entire image field are tested, MTF charts show curves plotted in good balance.
Performance characteristics of photographic lenses cannot be expressed with only MTF charts. There are other factors that are expressed in different methods, such as taste of softness and degrees of compensation of various aberrations. But you can use MTF charts as a scale to measure lens performance.