The Tamron 150-500 mm f / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD was developed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with Sony E-Mount.
Tamron has expanded its range of full-frame lenses with the 150-500 mm f / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD, a new telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount. The strong focal length range can keep up with the 150-600 mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM from Sigma, as the two lenses have similar properties and prices.
The Tamron 150-500 mm f / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD is designed for full image sensors. However, when used with APS-C mirrorless cameras, the zoom range is approximately 225-750mm full screen equivalent.
Visually, there is an abundance of glass on the inside to achieve this zoom. 25 elements in 16 groups with several XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion) and Hybrid Aspherical lens elements to correct aberrations and improve image sharpness. Even with the zoom range, the lens is only 8.3 “long and when fully extended to 500mm it is 11.1”. As with other Tamron lenses, it features a moisture-proof design and a fluorine coating on the front for easy lens cleaning.
A VXD linear motor drives the autofocus, which is compatible with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF. Shooters should expect accurate focus at all distances, and the lens features Tamron’s VC modes to help stabilize footage. Mode 1 is the standard stabilization, mode 2 is ideal for panning, and mode 3 has framing priority. When either of these three modes is on, video and still image shooters will experience a reduction in image blur caused by camera shake. This is particularly useful when shooting with longer focal lengths.
The Tamron 150-500mm f / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD is expected to ship for $ 1,339 in early June, which is about $ 500 less than the Sigma lens.