Ultra-telephoto zoom with intuitive, convenient operation
Perfect balance between high image quality and a light, compact design
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (model A057) not only delivers high image quality, but it is also offers high operating convenience. Despite the remarkable 500mm focal length, it is very comfortable to use with a length of only 209.6 mm and a maximum diameter of 93 mm. As the first Tamron lens for full-frame cameras with Sony E-Mount, it is equipped with a VC image stabilizer, which enables sharp ultra-telephoto shots from the free hand. The optical structure comprises 25 elements in 16 groups, among them several special glasses and hybrid aspheres for correcting optical aberrations. The BBAR-G2 coating of the lenses minimizes reflections inside the lens and suppresses ghost images and lens flares, which are particularly common in backlit photos. With a focal length of 150mm, the closest focusing distance is 0.6 m, which means that the lens is also suitable for impressive close-ups. In short: The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 is a very versatile lens that can be used for many motifs - from landscape to wildlife to sports photography.
Fast and precise autofocus – so that you always capture the perfect moment in the image!
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 has a VXD autofocus with a powerful linear motor. The advantages of the VXD technology lie in the high speed and precision of the focusing. The autofocus reacts at lightning speed and reliably focuses on dynamic motifs such as athletes, fast vehicles, wild animals or birds. The linear motor works quietly and with low vibration, so that the lens is suitable for both photo and video recordings.
VC image stabilization for sharp, detailed ultra-telephoto shots from the free hand
When shooting with long focal lengths, even the smallest movements and vibrations of the camera can lead to blurred results. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is therefore equipped with an image stabilization system that enables sharp shots even without a tripod by compensating for unwanted camera movements. The VC image stabilizer is particularly advantageous with ultra-telephoto shots and in low light, for example in the evening or indoors. Depending on the motif, three VC settings are available, including a "pull-along mode".
For compact system cameras
The Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (model A057) is compatible with the advanced features of mirrorless system cameras:
- Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- Camera internal lens correction (vignetting, colour fringes, distortion)
- Update of the lens firmware with the camera
Additional product features
Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism
Zoom Lock – The ZL mechanism prevents unwanted extension of the tube during transport. The lock, which is activated by a switch, protects the lens from damage and at the same time guarantees that it is quickly ready for use.
Fluorine Coating – Fluorine Coating protects the front lens from contamination. It prevents oil and water droplets from sticking to the surface. Fingerprints and dirt are easier to remove.
Broad Band Anti-Reflection– The BBAR multi-coating ensures brilliant images with natural colours. It reduces the reflection of light rays hitting the lens surface. The more advanced BBAR G2 coating has been used since 2019.
Aspherical Lens – Aspherical lenses correct spherical aberrations (focus errors) in zoom lenses. They can replace several other optical elements without loss of quality, contributing to a more compact lens design.
Internal Focusing (IF) System
Internal Focus – Internal focusing prevents the barrel from extending and rotating during focusing. The lens is easier to handle and is suitable for use with polarising or gradation filters.
Moisture Resistant Construction – The lens is splash-resistant. All critical areas have special seals. Lenses with this feature are ideal for outdoor use in bad weather.
LD (Low Dispersion)
Low Dispersion – LD elements have particularly low colour dispersion index. They reduce chromatic aberrations that appear as colour fringes on the contrast edges and reduce image sharpness.
XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) Glass
Extra-Low Dispersion – XLD elements have particularly low colour dispersion index. They reduce chromatic aberrations that appear as colour fringes on the contrast edges and reduce image sharpness.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Vibration Compensation – Tamron-developed image stabilisation that compensates for unwanted camera movement for sharper images. Shutter speeds of up to 5 EV stops slower are possible with the VC image stabiliser.
Voice-Coil Extreme-Torque Drive – The VXD autofocus guarantees fast and precise focusing on both near and far objects. The quiet focus motor responds at lightning speed and is particularly suitable for images of moving objects.