Commack, NY—Tamron Co., Ltd., announced its first simultaneous development of a Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount lens: the 18–300mm f/3.5–6.3 Di III-A VC VXD. For APS-C mirrorless cameras, the E-mount model B061S will launch September 24, 2021 for an SRP of $699. The X-mount version will follow later in the fall.
Tamron launched the 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (model A036) in 2018 as a fast-aperture standard zoom E-mount lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Since that time, the company has continually expanded its line of lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.
Why the Fujifilm X-Mount Lens
The popularity and wide adoption of Tamron’s E-mount lenses prompted user requests for the manufacture of the lens for other camera brands. Consequently, as a specialist in the all-in-one zoom lens category, Tamron recognized the potential to develop the first AiO zoom lens for the X mount.
The Tamron 18–300mm f/3.5–6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (model B061) is the first all-in-one zoom lens for Sony and Fujifilm APS-C mirrorless cameras featuring a 16.6x zoom ratio.
“To provide the pleasure of photography to more people around the world, Tamron will continue to develop unique products and expand the number of lenses compatible with more camera brands,” it announced.
Tamron 18–300mm f/3.5–6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Specs
The 18–300mm f/3.5–6.3 covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm (full-frame equivalent). As a result, it delivers the benefits of an all-in-one zoom lens for a broad array of photographic genres.
Moreover, the lens’s AF drive system uses Tamron’s linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) for quiet, agile performance. In addition, the lens incorporates special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution from edge-to-edge.
Further, with an MOD (minimum object distance) of 5.9 inches at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, the lens performs well when shooting up close. It is also equipped with Tamron’s proprietary VC (vibration compensation) mechanism to support stable photography even at ultra-telephoto focal lengths. Another feature is a unified Ø67mm filter size, the same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras.
Other features include a compact size; moisture-resistant construction; a fluorine coating to facilitate cleaning; as well as a user-friendly zoom lock switch.