Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens for FUJIFILM X Announced, Priced $1,499, Available for Pre-Order

Tamron has just officially annnounced the new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. It is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography.

This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at B&H.

Tamron 150-500mm F/5.0-6.7 Di III VXD  Specifications:

Focal Length 150 to 500mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 225 to 750mm)
Maximum Aperture f/5 to 6.7
Minimum Aperture f/22 to 32
Lens Format Coverage APS-C
Angle of View 16° 25′ to 4° 57′
Minimum Focus Distance 23.6″ / 60 cm
Optical Design 25 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.7 x 8.3″ / 93 x 209.9 mm
Weight 3.77 lb / 1.71 kg
  • Versatile ultra-telephoto zoom for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. When used on APS-C cameras it will provide an equivalent focal length range of 225-750mm.
  • VC image stabilization facilitates shooting handheld at the 500mm ultra-telephoto position, with three modes: standard, panning, and framing priority.
  • XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion), and GM (Glass-Molded Aspherical) elements greatly reduce color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and image distortion throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy.
  • BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to lens elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity.
  • Rotating Arca-type tripod mount with incorporated strap attachment loops.
  • Switches redesigned for improved operability, plus Flex Zoom Lock mechanism to hold zoom position.
  • Included lens hood is protected with flexible, shock-absorbing front rim to prevent cracks and damage.
  • Zoom ring small 75° arc of rotation enables swift adjustment to the desired focal length with minimal movement.
  • VXD Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive linear motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance for both still and video applications.
  • Designed and built with moisture-resistant construction for use in inclement conditions, plus a fluorine coating on the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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