Tamron 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Announced

Tamron 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD:
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Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shogo Sakuraba, headquarters: Saitama City), a comprehensive manufacturer of optical equipment, will release the 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A069) (hereinafter referred to as 50-300mm F4.5-6.3), a telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless single-lens reflex cameras, on June 27, 2024.

Product name 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A069)
release date For Sony E-mountJune
27, 2024
Suggested retail price 154,000 yen (tax included)

* Among 300mm zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras equipped with an image stabilization mechanism (as of May 2024, according to Tamron).Product Summary

The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 responds to the voice that “the wide-angle side is a little disappointing” when using 70-300mm, and starts the wide-angle side at 50mm. It covers the telephoto range up to 300mm, but is extremely compact, with a length of 150mm and a weight of 665g, the lightest in its class*. In addition, the effectively arranged special glass material effectively suppresses various aberrations, achieving high image quality across the entire 50-300mm range. The quiet and agile linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and image stabilization mechanism VC (Vibration Compensation) provide powerful support for all types of photography. In addition, with a minimum shooting distance of 0.22m at the wide-angle end of 50mm and a high close-up shooting capability with a maximum shooting magnification of 1:2, you can fully enjoy the world of half macro. The filter diameter is φ67mm, which is the same as many of our mirrorless lens series, making it convenient to carry multiple lenses at the same time. It is also packed with features to support comfortable shooting, such as a simple weather-resistant construction and Fluorine-resistant coating, and a connector port for Tamron’s proprietary software, TAMRON Lens Utility TM . Turn everyday moments into memorable works. This versatile zoom lens allows you to enjoy professional photography with ease, expanding the possibilities of your photography.

Product Features

  1. Covers the wide-angle end of 50mm while weighing just 665g, making it the lightest in its class

    The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 overturns the conventional wisdom that 300mm class telephoto zoom lenses are “70-300mm” and secures a wide-angle side of 50mm. It can also handle scenes where 70mm feels a little insufficient, greatly expanding the possibilities of photographic expression. In addition, even though it starts at 50mm, it maintains the traditional size, and while it is equipped with a VC image stabilization mechanism, it is the lightest in its class with a length of 150mm and a weight of 665g. Its compact size is well-balanced when combined with an APS-C camera *1) , and its overwhelming mobility allows you to concentrate on shooting.
    *1) Focal length when used with an APS-C camera: Equivalent to 75-450mm in 35mm format

  2. Uncompromising optical performance across the entire 50-300mm zoom range

    The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 lens is made up of 19 elements in 14 groups, which are designed to achieve high image quality across the entire zoom range. The lavish and appropriately arranged special glass lenses (2 XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) lenses, 2 LD (Low Dispersion) lenses) efficiently suppress chromatic aberration and other aberrations. In addition, the BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) coating, which suppresses ghosting and flare, allows the subject’s details to be precisely depicted even in backlit conditions, resulting in an overwhelming sense of clarity and clarity. With uncompromising high resolution performance from the center to the corners, rich tonal expression, and beautiful, soft bokeh, you can create the work you imagine.

  3. VXD with excellent moving subject tracking performance and high-speed, high-precision AF

    The AF drive is equipped with the linear motor focus mechanism VXD. With the highest level of speed and precision in Tamron’s history, you can comfortably focus from the minimum shooting distance to infinity. It also has high motion tracking capabilities, so you won’t miss a single moment of the subject’s movement. In addition, linear motors are less likely to generate vibration when focusing and are very quiet, making them ideal for still image and video shooting in environments where silence is required.

  4. Half macro photography with a minimum shooting distance of 0.22m and a maximum shooting magnification of 1:2 at the wide-angle end of 50mm

    The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 has excellent close-up shooting capabilities. At the wide-angle end of 50mm, the minimum shooting distance is 0.22m and the maximum shooting magnification is 1:2, allowing you to get as close as possible to your subject and enjoy half-macro photography. Even at the telephoto end of 300mm, the minimum shooting distance is 0.9m and the maximum shooting magnification is 1:3.1. This lens offers a high degree of freedom in photography, allowing you to bring out the charm of your subject and enjoy the unique image creation that only this lens can provide.

  5. Tamron’s original VC mechanism provides outstanding compensation

    The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 is equipped with Tamron’s unique VC image stabilization mechanism. It effectively suppresses camera shake that tends to occur when shooting telephoto, moving objects, or close-ups, enabling stable shooting. In particular, when using an APS-C camera, the focal length is equivalent to 75-450mm in 35mm format, so it is expected to be more useful on the telephoto side. It also reduces degradation of image quality even when shooting in dimly lit rooms or night scenes, where camera shake is also likely to occur. In addition, AI (artificial intelligence) technology is used at focal lengths of 100mm or less, providing a correction effect that takes video shooting into consideration.

  6. Supports Tamron Lens Utility, Tamron’s proprietary software that expands the possibilities of photo and video shooting

  7. High convenience and operability

    – Filter diameter of φ67mm, consistent across the full-frame mirrorless series
    – Equipped with a focus set button to which various camera and TAMRON Lens Utility functions can be assigned
    – Lens design that takes convenience and operability into consideration
    – Equipped with a zoom lock mechanism

  8. Moisture-resistant construction and oil-resistant coating for comfortable shooting

  9. Supports various camera functions such as “Fast Hybrid AF” and “Eye AF” installed in Sony cameras

Product Specifications

Model name A069
Focal length 50-300mm <When using a 35mm full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera>
Brightness F4.5-6.3
Angle of view (diagonal angle of view) 46°48′- 8°15′ <When using a 35mm full-frame mirrorless single-lens camera>
Lens construction 14 groups, 19 elements
Minimum focusing distance 0.22m (WIDE) /0.9m (TELE)
Maximum magnification 1:2 (WIDE) /1:3.1 (TELE)
Image stabilization mechanism
Filter Diameter φ67mm
Maximum diameter φ78mm
length * 150mm
mass 665g
Aperture Blades ** 9 blades (circular aperture)
Minimum aperture F22-32
Standard accessories Flower-shaped hood, front cap, rear cap
Compatible Mounts For Sony E-mount

*Length = from the tip of the lens to the mount face.
**The circular aperture remains nearly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Specifications, appearance, performance, etc. may be changed without notice.
This product has been developed, manufactured and sold under a license agreement with Sony Corporation, based on the licensed E-mount specifications.

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