Tamron 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Tele Lens

Tamron 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Tele Lens

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

Commack, NY—Tamron introduced a unique 6x, E-mount telephoto lens—the Tamron 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (model A069). Its focal range starts at 50mm on the wide end for added versatility. For Sony E-mount, full-frame mirrorless cameras, Tamron will make the lens available on June 27, 2024.

The new lens provides a wide 50mm starting option in response to user feedback. Further, although it extends to 300mm at the telephoto end, it is relatively compact, with a length of 5.9 inches and a weight of 23.5 ounces.

“Turn ordinary, everyday events into memorable shots. This ultra multi-focal length zoom lens empowers users to enjoy serious photography in a user-friendly package and expands the potential for creative expression,” Tamron announced.

Tamron 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Specs

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

The lens boasts a 19-element, 14-group optical design optimized for image quality across the entire zoom range. Special lens elements include two XLD (extra low dispersion) and two LD lens elements that control chromatic and other aberrations. In addition, Tamron’s BBAR-G2 (broad-band antireflection generation 2) coating suppresses ghosting and flare. Consequently, the lens allows the capture of fine details even in backlighting. The combination works to deliver clarity and contrast, with high resolution from the center to the corner of an image. What’s more, the lens creates soft bokeh that isolates the subject from the background.

In addition, it uses a VXD (voice-coil eXtreme-torque drive) linear motor focus mechanism to provide quiet and agile autofocus. Focus tracking is also enhanced to enable photographers to accurately capture sudden subject movements. The linear motor additionally suppresses drive noise and vibrations during focusing. Thus, the lens is an option for both still photo and video capture in environments that demand quietness.

Further, Tamron’s VC (vibration compensation) image stabilization suppresses the effects of camera shake that can occur when shooting in the telephoto range, when capturing moving objects or during close focusing. What’s more, when shooting with an APS-C camera, the full-frame equivalent focal length ranges from 75 to 450mm. Moreover, at focal lengths up to 100mm, AI (artificial intelligence) technologies provide additional compensation with videography in mind.

Tamron’s 50–300mm f/4.5–6.3 VC VXD is also capable of close-range shooting. Its minimum object distance (MOD) of 8.7 inches and 1:2 maximum magnification ratio (50mm wide end) means you can get close to a subject to enjoy half-macro shooting. Even at the 300mm wide end, the new zoom has a 35.4-inch MOD with a 1:3.1 maximum magnification ratio.

More Features

Another feature is a 67mm filter size that’s common to many Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras. The lens also features a focus set button for assigning camera functions; a zoom lock mechanism; a 9-blade circular diaphragm; moisture-resistant construction; a fluorine coating; and a connector port for the Tamron Lens Utility software for function customization and firmware updates. Additionally, the lens is compatible with camera-onboard features and functions, including Sony’s fast hybrid AF and eye AF.

Tamron’s 50–300mm f/4.5–6.3 Di III VC VXD has a suggested retail price of $799.