Tamron announces 50-400mm telephoto zoom

Tamron announced the development of the 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067), an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens is expected to be available Fall 2022, barring delays in the supply chain. Pricing was not announced.

Tamron says the 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) “creates an entirely new category for high-performance ultra-telephoto mirrorless zoom lenses,” with an 8x zoom ratio beginning at 50mm. The 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is remarkably compact with a length of just 7.2” and a light weight of 40.7oz. yet provides unparalleled high performance at all focal lengths. Since the 50-400mm provides up to one-half life-size magnification during close focus, users can enjoy the world of half-macro photography with excellent close-up shooting capabilities, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 9.8” at the 50mm end, the company said.

The filter size is Ø67mm, the same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras. An optional Arca-Swiss compatible accessory tripod mount is available.