announces the development of a revolutionary new Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens
for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior
imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)
system broadens users' horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs
November 7, 2013,
Commack, N.Y. - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading
manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the development of an
innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to
600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras. The lens sample will be
on display in the Tamron booth at the Salon de la Photo 2013 that will be
held from November 7-11 in Paris, France. Pricing and delivery information
are not available at this time.
current 200-500mm (Model A08) is a popular, compact, easy-to-use
ultra-telephoto zoom lens, but customers have shown great interest in having
a lens that provides an even greater focal length range.
all-new ultra-telephoto zoom lens features VC (Vibration Compensation) image
stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive),
state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating,
which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare
and ghosting, and a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.
4x ultra-telephoto zoom capabilities, with a focal length range from 150mm to
600mm, enhance the creative potential of telephoto photography, a captivating
feature for all photographers, particularly nature, wildlife, and sports
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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.
- 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.
 The eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency)
Coating is a new nanotechnology-based coating technique developed by Tamron
to reduce unwanted reflection.
 VC (Vibration Compensation) is
Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism.
(Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.
Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken at
two stops down from its maximum aperture.
The Sony mount does not include VC, since Sony digital SLR bodies include