Tamron launches two lenses for Sony E-mount

Tamron 150-500 Di III VC VXD

Tamron USA launched two Sony E-mount full-frame lenses: 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057), an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, and the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060), a fast-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.

The 150-500mm F5-6.7, available on June 10, for $1,399, is Tamron’s first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length and when used on APS-C mirrorless format cameras, the zoom range is an approximate 225-750mm full-frame equivalent.

To support handheld shooting in the ultra-telephoto range, the 150-500mm is equipped with VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor focus mechanism delivering quietness and agile performance, and TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism for high-level image stabilization.

The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is just 8.3-inches long with a maximum diameter of Ø93mm, a compact size for a 500mm-class ultra-telephoto zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens is only 11.1”.

The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060) will be available on June 24 for $829. The new 11-20mm F2.8 zoom is Tamron’s first ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras featuring an F2.8 aperture. Despite its fast F2.8 aperture, the lens is very small (3.4-inches).

The new zoom is protected by Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating in consideration of outdoor shooting. Its Ø67mm filter size is identical to TAMRON’s 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070) fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras and nearly all TAMRON’s lenses in the series of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The 11-20mm F2.8 weighs just 11.8 ounces. The 11-20mm F2.8 boasts a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9” at the 11mm focal length setting and 9.4” at the 20mm end. This results in better and more versatile close-range shooting performance than existing ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses at their widest focal length. At the widest 11mm setting it has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 to provide wide-angle macro photography.