Standing as the first Tamron ultra-telephoto 500mm zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 150-500mm f5-6.7 is packed full of features to excel in the hands of pro-level photographers and videographers. Due to its compact form-factor, balanced design, and overall weight of 1.75kg, you can be confident in shooting handheld - even at the full 500mm extension. This is backed up by Tamron's intuitive VC mechanism to allow for high-level image stabilisation, as well as its high-tech VXD linear motor. In short, this is an in-built focus mechanism that facilitates lightning-fast, accurate, quiet, and comfortable focusing. Ideal for quick-action sporting events, bird, and aviation photography - this lens further doubles as a powerful tele-macro system. At 150mm, it offers an exceptional MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.6m for striking and dynamic close-up photography.
Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E Key Features:
- Ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-Mount range
- Interior optics consist of 25 elements in 16 key groups
- Corner-to-corner clarity and contrast
- Approx. 225mm-750mm equiv. zoom range for APS-C mirrorless format
- Capable of pro-level stills and moving-image capture
- Facilitates rapid-response shooting and intuitive framing
- Advanced focus tracking for sporting events, bird, and aviation photography
- Incorporates the high-functioning VXD linear motor focus mechanism
- Provides lightning-quick, accurate, quiet, and comfortable focusing
- Excels in close-up shooting with a high magnification ratio at 150mm
- Zooms from 150mm to 500mm through an arc of just 75°
- Compact design suits handheld shooting - even at 500mm extension
- BBAR-G2 Coating effectively suppresses ghosting and flare
- Moisture-resistant exterior construction with additional fluorine coating
- Lightweight and well-balanced design - just 1.75kg
Expanded Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E Key Features:
Incredible All-round Image Quality
The internal optics of the Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens consists of 25 elements in 16 groups. These include one XLD (Extra-Low Dispersion), five LD (Low Dispersion), and two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements. In combination, these effectively minimise aberrations, including axial chromatic aberrations. This ultra-telephoto zoom lens has been designed specifically to be compact and functional without compromising on the overall image quality. You are therefore guaranteed contrast, clarity, and colour-accurate images every time you click the shutter button.
Fast and Effective VXD Focus
As with the first Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD , this lens utilises the renowned VXD linear motor focusing system. It's fast, responsive, and incredibly precise; even when shooting at the full 500mm extension. Alongside this is the 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD's intuitive new focus tracking, which is ideal for capturing fast-moving subjects. If you are photographing an action-packed sporting event, a rare bird in-flight, or a helicopter flying overhead - this lens has got you covered. It essentially means that you will never miss a moment, whether you are shooting stills or video. Another neat feature is the reduction in drive noise and vibrations, which is ideal for when shooting photos in low-noise environments or for when you need to record sound alongside your video.
Speaking of vibrations, the compact 150-500mm f5-6.7 incorporates Tamron's intuitive VC mechanism. This consists of three accessible modes to include Standard, Exclusively for Panning, and Framing Priority. By changing the setting to suit your individual shooting requirements, you are afforded incredible image stabilisation and massively reduced image blurring.
The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 further doubles as a powerful tele-macro system. At 150mm, it offers an exceptional MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.6m for striking and dynamic close-up photography. The maximum 1:3:1 magnification ratio at 150mm is also quite staggering. Due to the compact and short overall barrel length compared to other ultra-telephoto zoom lenses within its class, you can maintain a solid distance from your subject. This is great for experimenting with close-up photography of various forms of flora and fauna.
Protected from the Elements
The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 isn't afraid of a little bad weather. As an ultra-telephoto zoom lens, it is reassuring to know that this lens has an impressive moisture-resistant construction. The front optics are further protected by a fluorine compound that is both water and oil repellent. This makes the lens surface much easier to clean, whilst also providing a barrier against the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture, and fingerprints.
What's in the box?
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- 1 x Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E
- 1 x Round-shaped hood
- 1 x Lens cap
- 1 x Tripod mount