Customers of Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras can sit up for a brand new lens mannequin from Tamron as of September. The Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD was first introduced by the model in July however now lastly has a launch date.
Tamron has declared the brand new ultra-telephoto zoom lens as the start of “a wholly new class for a high-performance ultra-telephoto mirrorless zoom lens”. The system provides an 8x zoom ratio extending to 400mm however beginning at a portrait focal size of 50mm. Tamron has additionally defined that the lens is equally sized to 100-400mm lenses however with a wider view angle for superior versatility.
The brand new lens is provided with Tamron’s Voice-coil eXtreme-torque drive expertise (additionally known as VXD) and features a linear motor focus mechanism that provides “wonderful quietness and responsiveness” throughout autofocus efficiency in accordance with the corporate. Different applied sciences packaged into the lens embrace patented picture stabilization and Tamron’s personal Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism.
The lens additionally has the power to focus as a lot as one-half-life-size magnification throughout shut focusing. This interprets to 9.8 inches at 50mm and implies that regardless of being a 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3, it could actually deal with half-macro taking pictures.
Regardless of its giant focal vary, the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD in all fairness compact at a retracted size of simply 183.4mm, or 7.2 inches, and a weight of simply 40.7 ounces, or simply over 1.15 kg. Tamron additionally maintains that regardless of its excessive magnification ratio, the lens produces excessive picture high quality throughout its total focal vary because of “the efficient association of particular lens components”.
One other good thing about the brand new Tamron telephoto lens is improved ergonomics for comfy taking pictures and dealing with. There’s additionally a Connector Port for Tamron Lens Utility, a software program suite created by the corporate for letting customers configure their lenses on a pc for taking pictures beneath particular situations. This Lens Utility will supply a Focus Limiter operate too.
On a ultimate observe, Tamron will supply the lens with an optionally available Arca-Swiss suitable accent tripod mount that’s made for Sony cameras and suitable with vital newer Sony digital camera features like Quick Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
Tamron claims that until the worldwide COVID disaster interferes ultimately, they may ship the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD on September 22. It’s nonetheless accessible for pre-order already.