Lens Tamron's 150-600mm ultra-telephoto zoom lens is ready for preorder

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  1. α-One

    α-One Founder Admin

    Tamron's 150-600mm ultra-telephoto zoom lens overview
    Back in ealry November Tamron, the Japanese based optical company announced its newest ultra telephoto zoom lens which is 150-600mm. Now the lens is ready for preorder at BHphoto . The lens is equipped with Tamron's Vibration Compensation image stabilization, ultra silent drive and eBAND (extended Bandwidth and Angular Depedency) coating to reduce unwanted relfectioons causing flare and ghosting on images. And Tamron claims to have a sophisticated and stylish finish, although it would be like Canon's Nikon lenses.

    You can read the press release here.

    Main Lens features are listed below (copied from press release)

    4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm
    The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model A08, making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning near1000mm telephoto equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm.

    World class image quality
    Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, the lens delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end. The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.

    Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to-handle package
    Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.

    Beautiful background blur effects
    Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (Bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
    VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography
    Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.

    Comfortable autofocus
    Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.

    New elegant, high-class external finish
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.

    Easy-to-use tripod mount
    The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability and its removable

    Comes with "SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron", RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses

    The SILKYPIX Developer Studio software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating adjustments that can express the personal style and taste of the photographer. These include white balance, color, sharpness, and the tonal curves recorded by digital cameras. The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron’s SP series lenses - renowned for their high-depiction capability - this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers’ most exacting demands.

    Sample shot images from Tamron 150-600 lens

    Tamron 150-600mm telephoto lens MTF chart
    The lens is available for preorder and will be shipped on 17th January 2014 for the price of $1069

    Lens Parts explained


    ePhotozine reviewed the Tamron 150-600mm lens and has almost 5 star on all parts of review. Read the full review from below link. Their verdict of the lens- "With this lens, Tamron have created something that offers more reach at the telephoto end than equivalent lenses, whilst still being able to deliver good sharpness for a reasonable price. The launch price of £949 makes this lens pretty much the only option for photographers looking for a 600mm lens for under £1000."

    Link to full review :- here
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  2. α-One

    α-One Founder Admin

    Main post updated with price and date available
    Edit 24/01/14- Review link added for the lens
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014

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