Introducing the first Micro Four Thirds lens from Tamron:
High-power all-in-one™ zoom in a choice of two colors.
Developed by Olympus Imaging and Panasonic, Micro Four Thirds is a new system standard for compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras that enables users to capture high-quality images using smaller, lighter equipment.
Now, Tamron has expanded the possibilities of the Micro Four Thirds system with an innovative 14-150mm zoom lens (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm and full-frame formats).
This high-performance 10.7x zoom makes it easy to compose and capture sharp pictures over a very wide range of shooting conditions. It's ideal for travel, family, and creative photography.
* Camera bodies shown are made by Panasonic (left) and Olympus (right).
A single lens that can capture almost any subject in exquisite detail
Tamron's first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras covers an extended zoom range from 14mm wide-angle, to normal, to 150mm telephoto, and enables macro/close-up shooting.
This 14-150mm zoom is a perfect travel companion for capturing beautiful images of virtually any scene, and is especially useful for shooting when traveling abroad where compact size and light weight are essential.
This lens captures memorable images of family events without missing a single precious moment.
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In color and finish alike, the elegant and stylish lens design complements the design of today's leading Micro Four Thirds cameras. Luxurious brushed metal finish accentuates the elegance of the exterior design. It's available in black or silver finish.
The optical design of this lens includes one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass elements, two Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, and one Hybrid Aspherical element. This formula reduces aberrations to a bare minimum to achieve exceptional class-leading image quality. The 14-150mm zoom is the fruit of Tamron's 20+ years of experience in designing and manufacturing world-class all-in-one zoom lenses.
Building an impressive 10.7x zoom range into an ultra-compact lens body is made possible by adopting a more sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout. This advanced cam layout draws on Tamron's extensive engineering expertise, which is focused on innovative space-saving zoom cam structures.
The stepping motor's actuator allows precise control of angular rotation, and since it drives the focusing mechanism directly without any intermediary reduction gear, it is also exceptionally quiet.
These features also give the lens a seamless, fluid auto-focusing action when shooting video.
(equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm / full-frame format)
|Maximum Aperture||F/3.5- 5.8|
|Angle of View (diagonal)||75°22'- 8°15' *1|
|Lens Construction||17 elements in 13 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.5m (19.7in)|
|Max. Magnification Ratio||1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)|
|Weight||285g (10.1 oz)|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||7 (circular diaphragm)*3|
|Standard Accessory||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Compatible Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
*1 Case of aspect ratio "4:3"
*2 Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
*3 This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from the maximum aperture.
* "Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras" are also known as "Compact System Cameras".
This product conforms to the "Micro Four Thirds System Standard" established by Olympus Imaging Corporation and Panasonic Corporation.
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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 20 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 40 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.